This program focuses on residential, commercial and industrial applications in the plumbing industry with a focus on residential plumbing. It is a hands-on program that may benefit anyone seeking to enter an apprenticeship or any construction-related career path.
1 year (2 semesters)
Ontario College Certificate
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The Plumbing Techniques program focuses on residential, commercial and industrial applications in the plumbing industry, paying particular attention to residential plumbing. It is a hands-on program that may benefit anyone seeking to enter an apprenticeship or any construction-related career path.
Through hands-on projects you will learn about:
- Tools, materials, equipment and methods used in the plumbing industry
- Estimating materials and labour costs
- Proper use of hand tools and power tools
- Safety practices and procedures associated with these tools
The program includes studying industry standards and building codes while considering health and safety issues and energy conservation.
- Constructing and testing both drain and water systems
- Learning how to install hot water heaters and a variety of residential plumbing fixtures.
- Research on the science of sanitation, water, and the forces acting on a sealed piping system with and without atmospheric pressure applied to it.
- Studying blueprints and learning basic drafting techniques that will enable you to design, comprehend and build plumbing systems.
- A final project will focus on how to maintain the plumbing system you install and those that you may encounter in the future.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Work according to contractual obligations; the project manual; and applicable laws, standards, bylaws, and codes.
- Perform residential plumbing projects effectively and accurately by
interpreting and producing basic data in graphic, oral and written
- Work responsibly and effectively with others and in accordance with
appropriate practices, procedures and in compliance with health and
- Use tools and equipment for basic installation manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications.
- Contribute to the organizing and planning of residential plumbing installation projects.
- Solve routine problems related to work environments using a variety of systemic approaches.
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Printable Curriculum Planner 2018-2019
|BLDG1112||Introduction to Plumbing (Theory)|
|BLDG1113||Experience Plumbing (Shop)|
|BLDG1110||Introduction to Welding and Steamfitting (Theory)|
|BLDG1111||Experience Welding and Steamfitting (Shop)|
|BLDG1115||Safety, Hoisting and Rigging|
|BLDG1117||Plumbing Practical Techniques|
|BLDG1119||Blueprints and Graphic Communication|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
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General Education Electives
The construction industry is one of the country’s largest employers, and skilled trades workers are among the highest paid and most in demand in Canada.
As a graduate of the program, you can bring entry-level plumbing skills to future employers. You can use this Plumbing Techniques program in pursuing related work in areas such as:
- Sprinkler Systems Installer
- Gas Fitter
- Sales and Distribution
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* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates
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Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)
Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.
Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
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