Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Train hands-on in a simulated lab


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2023: 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.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

PLB100 Plumbing Theory I (7 wks)
PLB105 Plumbing Practice I (7 wks)
PLB102 Plumbing Theory II (7 wks)
PLB106 Plumbing Practice II (7 wks)
WLD005 Welding for Plumbers (7 wks)
MTH108 Trades Calculations
CMM125 College Communication I

Semester 2

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

2022-23 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 - - $4011.22

2022-23 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 - - $15973.06

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

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
  • PLB100/PLB200 Plumbing Apprenticeship Training Basic Workbook
  • Illustrated Code Series - Plumbing

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

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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