Are in the Toronto area and are looking to increase your plumbing trade knowledge and skills? Maybe you are new to plumbing and want to get started in the industry? The following courses are good place to start
SKTC offers a plumbing pre-apprentice program. The course includes both theory and practical hands-on training, with a focus on the hands-on experience. Telephone contact Phone: 905-264-1412
There are three campuses:
290 Vaughan Valley Blvd.
Vaughan Ontario L4H 3C3
35 Morrow Road, U7 &U9
Barrie, ON, L4N 3V7
1825 Dundas Street, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON, L4X 2X1
Humber College offers two different plumbing programs.
The Plumber Apprenticeship program is an eight (8) week program that provides students with three levels of theoretical and practical (hands-on) training. These include; workplace safety; pipe and pipe-fitting; piping support and hangers; tools and piping methods; plumbing fixtures; appliances and equipment; water and heat transfer fundamentals; calculations, construction drawings and specifications; codes, regulations and standards; drainage, venting and waste piping systems; testing or water supply; and drainage, sewage disposal, and water distribution systems.
Apprentices completing the required in-school training are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship from Humber College. Upon successful completion of in-school and on-the-job training, apprentices may write the Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate of Qualification trade exam.
The Plumbing Techniques program is a two (2) semester course. This certificate program provides a complete introduction to the plumbing trade. Topics covered include; theory, building codes and blueprints, as well as plenty of hands-on training time.
Upon completion of this program, you will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in the plumbing trade.
York offers a basic plumbing a certificate course. About 75% of the course consists of hands-on experience.
The course includes:
- Locating and marking positions for pipe connections, passage holes and fixtures in walls and floors.
- Cutting opening in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings.
- Joining pipes using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, brazing and welding equipment.
- Installation of vanity faucets, shower, bathtub and toilet.
- Basic soldering techniques, including quick snap clamping and compression fittings.
- Basic drainage systems, sinks, showers and toilets.
The United Association offers a nationally registered joint apprenticeship program. Individuals who enter a United Association five-year apprenticeship program are part of a select group of men and women motivated to learn a complex and challenging trade while upholding the ideals of trade unionism. Applicants are evaluated on the same fair basis, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious affiliation.
An apprenticeship is a training agreement between you, the employer and the government. The agreement is for 5 periods of approximately 1800 hours each, totaling 9000 hours, although this may be reduced depending on education and trade related work experience. You will be required to attend Trade School at a community college 3 times for 8 weeks each, over the 5 terms of the apprenticeship. Upon the completion of the specified hours within your contract, and the successful completion of all the required Trade School, you will be invited to write a Certification of Qualification exam, which, if successful, will confer upon you a Journeyman’s Certificate of Qualification in your chosen trade.