Plumbing Techniques | St. Clair College
Program Code: T954
Status: Waitlisted
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One Year - Ontario College Certificate
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Stephen Atkinson
519-972-2727 ext. 4832

Program Overview

The Plumbing Techniques program is designed to give the student an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the plumbing and pipefitting trades and to familiarize them with the associated tools and materials. The program also provides the student with a solid foundation to continue their education in the plumbing or pipefitting career paths either with further related study or in the pursuit of an apprenticeship.

Program Highlights

  • Delivered in the Centre for Construction Innovation & Production.
  • Excellent pathway to an apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are excellent candidates for job opportunities such as plumbing, pipefitting, steam fitting, boiler maker and welding apprentices or entry level positions in plumbing wholesale or distribution.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O), plus

  • Grade 11 Math (C) or (U)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Plumbing Theory I
Plumbing Practical I
Plumbing Math
Plumbing Trade Safety
Plumbing Metal And Plastic Joining
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Plumbing Theory II
Plumbing Practical II
Service And Installations
Plumbing Math II
Plumbing Drafting & Blueprint

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2023-2024 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found on the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Plumbing Techniques (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 41010)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Work according to contractual obligations; the project manual; and applicable laws, standards, bylaws, and codes.
  2. Perform residential plumbing projects effectively and accurately by interpreting and producing basic data in graphic, oral and written formats.
  3. Work responsibly and effectively with others and in accordance with appropriate practices, procedures and in compliance with health and safety legislation.
  4. Select and use the appropriate tools, materials and equipment for basic installation and repairs of components to required specifications.
  5. Contribute to the organizing and planning of residential plumbing installation projects.
  6. Solve routine problems related to work environments using a variety of systemic approaches.