Sprinkler fitters unload, handle and install piping, tubing and related materials in commercial and residential buildings. They also install overhead and underground water mains, fire hydrants and hydrant mains, standpipes and hose connections, sprinkler tank heaters, air lines and thermal systems that are connected to sprinkler and alarm systems. Sprinkler fitters work in narrow spaces, on ladders and high scaffolding.
LENGTH of Apprenticeship - 5 years
MARKET FORECAST for Metro Detroit Area - 10 openings a year
WAGES for Metro Detroit Area
Sprinkler Fitters Apprenticeship School
32500 West Eight Mile Road Farmington, Michigan 48336
Contact Kevin Hill, Training Director: (248) 473-8259 or (248) 474-7553
Applicant Requirements Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED and be 18 or older. Math skills are stressed and applicants must be able to manage heavy equipment and lift loads in excess of 100 pounds.
COLLEGE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Henry Ford College 5101 Evergreen Dearborn, Michigan 48128
Contact Apprentice Coordinator: (313) 845-6348 College Admission Requirements
Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED and be 18 or older. College admission does not guarantee enrollment in this apprenticeship program, which may require additional qualifications that the Apprentice Coordinator can identify.