Thompson Rivers University

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Plumber/Pipefitting Foundation Certificate

Thompson Rivers University

Faculty:School of Trades and Technology
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other
Length:21 Week(s)


This course is an introduction to the following trades:Gasfitting Plumbing Sprinkler System Installer Steamfitter/Pipefitter.

Students gain familiarity with the hand and power tools used in the field. Hands-on use of the tools and piping materials like copper, cast iron, black iron, and plastics comprise about 50% of the course. Fixture installation is part of this as well. The other half of the course consists of pre-practical training, as well as safety, trade math, and science. The students will be actively involved in the plumbing of a house in the community, working with other trade entry students from carpentry and the electrical departments.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    General requirements
    Canadian citizenship, or landed immigrant status
    Students must supply own coveralls, boots, safety glasses, and gloves
    Documentation requirements
    Proof of citizenship or landed immigrant status required if applicant not born in Canada
    Proof of successful reading and math pre-test results
    Verification of personal interview with the instructor

    * 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 December 03, 2021