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Plumber and Piping Trades Foundation

Looking for an in-demand career in the plumbing or piping trades, but don't know which trade to choose? Then the Plumber and Piping Trades program is the program for you! The 24-week pre-apprenticeship foundation program is designed to help you to get the knowledge and skills you need to be prepared for employment in the plumbing or piping trades. We combine classroom theory and work-based training to give you hands-on experience assembling, fabricating, maintaining and repairing systems.

Our 24 week pre-apprenticeship program prepares you for entry level employment for four different trades including:

  • Plumber
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Sprinkler System Installer
  • Domestic /Commercial Gasfitter B

Receive the theory and practical hands-on experience you need from our 24-week Plumber and Piping Trades program.

Our program prepares you for work in a wide variety of industries including residential and commercial construction, pipeline construction, gas plants, pulp mills and oil refineries. This program enables those seeking apprenticeships to market themselves to future employers.

Upon successful completion of the 24 week Plumber and Piping program, students receive:

Level 1 Technical Training credit from the Industry Training Authority (ITA) for

  • Plumber
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Sprinkler System Installer
  • Domestic/Commercial Gasfitter B

And the following Work-Based Training hours:

  • 375 Work-based Training hours for Plumber
  • 375 Work-Based Training hours for Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • 375 Work-Based Training hours for Sprinkler System Installer
  • 180 Work-based Training hours for Domestic/Commercial Gasfitter B

Career and Salary Information

  • Learn more about possible career options and salary information for the various plumbing and piping trades.

Refer to: Career Options


Program Highlights

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