School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Train in Canadore's combined 1.800 sq. ft. plumbing labs


Get the skills you need in Canadore’s 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 piping systems, soldering, and heating and hot water systems.

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

Your Future Career

  • Building maintenance
  • Construction
  • Industrial firms
  • Residential plumbing

What You Learn

  • Plumbing theory and practice
  • Trades calculations
  • Trade specific materials and tools
  • Installation
  • Personal finance
  • Blueprint reading
  • Ontario Plumbing Code

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

PLB 100 Plumbing Theory I (7 wks)
PLB 105 Plumbing Practice I (7 wks)
PLB 102 Plumbing Theory II (7 wks)
PLB 106 Plumbing Practice II (7 wks)
WLD 005 Welding for Plumbers (7 wks)
MTH 108 Trades Calculations
CMM 125 College Communications I

Semester 2

PLB 200 Plumbing Theory III
PLB 205 Plumbing Practice III
PLB 210 Blueprint Reading
PFN 100 Personal Finance

2018-2019 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5

2018-2019 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12061.14 $1742 - - $13803.14
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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