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Plumbing Foundation


Plumbers install, alter, and repair the systems that keep our water disposal systems running, and that provide many of the basic amenities we rely on day-to-day. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications. Plumbers also select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape, and join pipes according to the appropriate specifications. They sometimes alter structures to accommodate the pipes. Plumber is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

Program Outline 

The program is competency based and classes and shop time are scheduled Monday-Friday. The 21 week program delivers the complete theoretical and practical outcomes of the provincially accredited Level 1 Plumbing Apprentice Program. Students accumulate 375 hours towards practical training hours. 

Career Opportunities 

Upon completion students will be able to work towards becoming a Journeyman Plumber. 

Admission Requirements 
  • Grade 12 OR Mature Student 
  • Physics 11 recommended 
  • English 11 or Equivalent 
  • Apprenticeship Workplace Math 11 (AMW 11) or Higher OR
  • Successful completion of a CAT assessment test OR
  • Permission of Instructor

Complete a NWCC Bursary Application [PDF]

Dates and Locations 
Program Fees 
FEES Full-time Domestic (21 Weeks) Full-time International (21 Weeks)
Tuition: $1,498.14 $6,367.10
Student Union Fees: $83.04 $83.04
Mandatory Fees: $430.92 $475.80
Health Insurance: N/A $234.60
Total Tuition**: $2,012.10 $7,160.54

Fees are effective as of August 7th, 2018
**Does not include Books and Tools required to complete the program.

Books & Supplies

Books are available at the NWCC Bookstore. Please check your local campus for details.

For additional infortmation regarding books and supplies, contact:

Kevin Jeffery
1-877-277-2288 ext 5239