Plumbing Techniques
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General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Midland

Program description

Students are provided with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic plumbing techniques. Students will be exposed to topics including health and safety, reading of drawings, applied math, communications, plumbing code, plumbing theory, practical application and installation practices.

Career opportunities

At the completion of the program, students are ready to apply for work as a Plumber's helper or apprentice, or work in related fields. Graduates pursuing an apprenticeship may find a range of occupations in the plumbing field, including construction, maintenance, industrial as well as service related opportunities such as wholesale and retail and municipal waterworks. Graduates choosing to continue their education will find opportunities HVAC, gas fitting and municipal utilities operation.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:


Mandatory courses

  • ENVR 1003 - Environmental Health and Safety
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1018 - Introduction to Technical Mathematics
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PLMB 1000 - Plumbing Theory 1
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PLMB 1001 - Plumbing Practical 1
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PLMB 1002 - Plumbing Codes and Standards 1
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • DRFT 1015 - Plumbing Drafting and Blueprint Reading
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PLMB 1003 - Plumbing Theory 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PLMB 1004 - Plumbing Practical 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PLMB 1005 - Plumbing Codes and Standards 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1013 - Welding and Cutting Processes
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list at the time of registration.
    (Semester 2)