The Plumbing program provides training in nationally identified skills for piping occupations for students preparing for a career or who are currently involved in this field. The program also allows for specialization in installing process pipe and tubing, natural and liquefied gas, plumbing, heating and instrumentation and fire sprinkler and standpipe systems.
Plumbers and plumber apprentices 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. Natural and propane gas lines, medical vacuum and medical gas, process piping and fire standpipe systems are also installed by graduates of this course.
|Credential Issued:||Certificate, Plumber|
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.
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.
- 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.
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 program, contact:
- Phyllis MacPhee
- General Inquiries: (902) 652-2055