Algonquin College

Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology
Field of Study:Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Description:This one-year Ontario College Certificate program provides the theoretical knowledge and practical application environment to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing trade or related fields. The purpose is to provide entry-level training to individuals new to plumbing, design and construction. Students gain entry-level skills that may be used to pursue a recognized plumbing apprenticeship or explore other related construction careers.

Students examine a broad overview of the plumbing field. Topics range from plumbing system design and construction plumbing code and government regulations that mandate the plumbing industry. In a combination of theoretical and applied learning, students explore principles of design, health and safety considerations and requirements, welding techniques, as well as inter-professional communications and practical installation practices in relation to plumbing.
URL:Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513
International: $6,090

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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 June 26, 2018

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