School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Train hands-on in a simulated lab


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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

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

2019-2020 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96

2019-2020 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
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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