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Plumbing Techniques Ontario College Certificate program

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Program code PLTQ
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Program Delivery Full-time
Full-time program delivery method(s) In-person and hybrid option What does this mean?

Program information

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. 

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 Midland

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Plumbing Techniques program?

Plumbing Techniques 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: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

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 for Prior Learning website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

What career paths can I take as a plumber?

Your Plumbing Techniques certificate gives you many 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.

What courses are included in the Plumbing Techniques certificate program?

Course overview

10 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 General Education Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Plumbing Techniques program outline.

  • ENVR 1003 – Environmental Health and Safety
  • MATH 1007 – Mathematics Techniques
  • PLMB 1000 – Plumbing Theory 1
  • PLMB 1001 – Plumbing Practical 1
  • PLMB 1002 – Plumbing Codes and Standards 1
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

Your course delivery method(s)

In-person and hybrid option

In this program, some courses will provide an option to choose fully in person or fully online. You’ll choose one delivery method, that fits your circumstances, for the duration of the semester.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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