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We all need clean water to drink, hot water to bathe in, a way to get rid of wastewater, and safe gas lines, so choosing to become a plumber is a very smart move. It’s a career that offers lots of variety in your work environment, and many plumbers are self-employed, so if you like the idea of being independent, this is the trade for you.

In this one-year program you’ll learn nationally identified plumbing skills such as 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 applications, as well as natural and propane gas lines, medical vacuum and medical gas, process piping, and fire standpipe systems.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your apprenticeship and will be well on your way to your Red Seal certification.

Ready to tap into a career that keeps our communities safe and comfortable? Apply today, or call us to find out more about your future as a plumber.


Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 1 year
Location: Georgetown Centre
Credential Issued: Certificate, Plumber
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Red Seal Information


The most successful path to a Red Seal as a plumber begins with the Plumbing program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

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.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Mechanical contracting companies
  • Heating contractors
  • Plumbing companies
  • Vacuum system installers
  • Irrigation systems
  • Natural gas utility companies
  • Propane gas companies
  • Sewer and water utilities
  • Plumbing and heating service
  • Water pump installers
  • Hardware sales
  • 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 7251.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Resumé 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

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 physics.

*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

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

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Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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