Northern Lights College

Plumber Apprenticeship Training

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Program Information

School:Northern Lights College
Faculty:Trades & Apprenticeships
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Description:Plumbers install, alter, and repair the systems that keep water and waste disposal systems running. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications. Plumbers select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape, and join pipes according to the appropriate specifications. They sometimes alter structures to accommodate the pipes. Once pipes are in place, plumbers test for leaks. After installation, they maintain pipes in order to prevent or repair leaks. Some plumbers also braze and weld metal. A plumber’s specialization is based on his or her knowledge of the substance being carried.

Plumbers use a variety of materials and construction techniques, including copper, steel, and (increasingly) plastic pipe. They also work with large cast iron and concrete pipes. Plumbers also sometimes make use of other related skill sets, such as a familiarity with basic welding and electrical work and a limited amount of gasfitting work. Plumber is a nationally-designated trade under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal Program.
URL:Plumber Apprenticeship Training at Northern Lights College
Length:26 Week(s)
Enrolment #:16
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting TradesPlumbers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    For entrance into level 1, applicants must be a registered apprentice with the Industry Training Authority; or have proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training program.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 12, 2009