Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Train hands-on in a simulated lab


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: Commerce Court – North Bay

Get the skills you need in Canadore’s combined 1,800 sq.ft. plumbing labs, which are set up to simulate multi-levels of an actual residence and equipped with industry-specific tools. Individually and in teams, students have the opportunity to build residential and commercial plumbing systems, install fixtures and test all systems. You will gain a variety of trade-specific skills including installing, maintaining and repairing plumbing systems and soldering

NOTE: Successful completion is equivalent to Level 1 Apprenticeship in-class portion.

Your Future Career

  • Commercial and industrial plumbing
  • Plumbing service and maintenance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Residential plumbing

What You Learn

  • Plumbing theory and practical
  • Trade specific materials and tools
  • Plumbing installation and repairs
  • Blueprint reading
  • Ontario Plumbing Code
  • Viega VTEN curriculum

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

CMM125 College Communications I
MTH108 Trade Calculations
PLB100 Plumbing Theory I (1st 7 wks)
PLB102 Plumbing Theory II (2nd 7 wks)
PLB105 Plumbing Practice I (1st 7 wks)
PLB106 Plumbing Practice II (2nd 7 wks)
WLD005 Welding for Plumbers

Semester 2

PFN100 Personal Finance
PLB200 Plumbing Theory III
PLB205 Plumbing Practice III
PLB210 Blueprint Reading

2024-25 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 - - $4082.74

2024-25 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 - - $17490.04


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

You will also need:

  • CSA Work Boots - apx. $150.00
  • Approved Safety Glasses - apx. $11.00
  • Tape Measure - apx. $15.00
  • Shade 5 Welding Glasses - apx. $15.00
  • Traditional Leather Work Gloves - apx $12.00
  • Coveralls - apx. $35.00-60.00 (coveralls are optional)
  • 24” T-square- apx. $20
  • Drafting Kit - apx. $40
  • Other required tools $50
  • PLB100/PLB200 Plumbing Apprenticeship Training Basic Workbook
  • Illustrated Code Series - Plumbing
Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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