The demand for plumbers and steamfitter/pipefitters is like the demand for doctors — we are always going to need them. If you like working with your hands as well as your brains in a variety of situations, this may be the program for you.
In our hands-on lab, you will have the space and materials to practice and perfect the skills and techniques that you learn in class, ensuring that you are confident and ready to enter the job market by the time you graduate.
Plumbers don’t just unclog sinks all day. In this program, you will learn how to install and service hot and cold water distribution piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances, waste and vent piping, wastewater disposal and hot water heating in systems in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.
Steamfitter/pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes. The steamfitting/pipefitting skills you will acquire include installing, altering, maintaining and repairing piping systems that convey hot water, air, fuel and fine solids.
If you are interested in this unique opportunity to learn two trades at once and earn apprenticeship hours in both while you’re still in college, apply now!
Red Seal Information
The most successful path to a Red Seal as a plumber or steamfitter/pipefitter begins with this program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship level one exam (for both trades), which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 7251 and NOC 7252.
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Mechanical contracting companies
- Heating contractors
- Fireline and sprinkler system installers
- Shipbuilding industry
- Irrigation systems
- Natural gas utility companies
- Propane gas companies
- Transmission pipeline installers
- Oil drilling platforms
- Mills and processing plants
- Hardware sales
- Plumbing companies
- Vacuum system installers
- Sewer and water utilities
- Plumbing and heating service
- Water pump installers
- Water treatment systems installation
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 7252.
- Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
- Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.
Tuition & Fees
If you have any questions concerning the Plumbing/Pipefitting program, contact:
- Phyllis MacPhee
- General Inquiries: (902) 652-2055