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General information

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

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 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.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Plumbing Techniques articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • DRFT1015 Plumbing Drafting and Blueprint Reading
  • ENVR1003 Environmental Health/Safety
  • MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
  • PLMB1000 Plumbing Theory 1
  • PLMB1001 Plumbing Practical 1
  • PLMB1002 Plumbing Codes and Standards 1
  • PLMB1003 Plumbing Theory 2
  • PLMB1004 Plumbing Practical 2
  • PLMB1005 Plumbing Codes and Standards 2
  • WETC1013 Welding and Cutting Processes

Communications Course

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Course

To be selected from College list