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Plumber (Entry)


Plumber (Entry)

Duration: 34 weeks
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Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education

Program Description

The 34 week Plumber (Entry) Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship curriculum that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety, blueprint reading, rigging, piping (including steel, copper, plastic and brass), heating systems, water treatment systems, waste disposal systems and fuel brazing/cutting as well as many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and one of our professional plumbing shops.

Entry Level Courses

Aluminum Piping Pipe and Tubing Fundamentals
Blueprint 1 (Basic Residential) Piping Valves
Blueprint 2 (Advanced Residential/ Light Commercial) Plastic Piping
Cast Iron Piping Residential Appliances, Fixtures and Trim
Commercial Drainage, Waste and Venting 1 Residential Sanitary Drainage
Communication Essentials Residential Venting
Computer Essentials Rigging
Copper Piping Rural Waste Disposal
Hot and Cold Water Supply Standard First Aid
Hot Water Storage Tanks and Heaters Steel Piping
Hydronic Heating 1 Storm Systems
Introduction to Apprenticeship Tools and Equipment
Introduction to Electric Welding Pipe Trade Math Fundamentals
Introduction to Fuel Brazing & Cutting Water Service
Job Site Safety Water Treatment Systems
Math Essentials WHMIS
Non-Metallic Piping Workplace Essentials
Occupational Health and Safety  

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Plumber (Entry) program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in various sectors of the plumbing and domestic heating industry. Opportunities also exist for self-employment. Plumbers install, repair, and maintain pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Information obtained from Human Resources Development Canada indicates the Provincial Construction Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador anticipates strong growth over the next 3-5 years.  A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

Bishop's Plumbing and Heating
Atlantis Plumbing
Atlantic Mechanical
Dawe’s Plumbing and Electrical

Saunders Kitchen and Bath
Pack's Plumbing
Avalon Plumbing and Heating
Aero Plumbing

Entrance Requirements

For detailed program Entrance Requirements please click here.