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 2021 Midland

Program description

Students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and practical training to perform most basic plumbing techniques.  Teamwork and project based learning are emphasized. Students engage in plumbing projects from design and drawing to implementation, working in accordance with codes and health and safety requirements of the plumbing trade. 

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates can apply for work as a plumber’s apprentice. They may find a range of occupations in the plumbing field, including construction, maintenance, industrial, as well as service related opportunities in wholesale, retail and municipal waterworks. Graduates choosing to continue their education may 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:


Program-specific Courses

  • ENVR 1003 - Environmental Health and Safety
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1007 - Mathematics Techniques
    (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)