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What will I learn?

Students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and practical training to perform most basic plumbing techniques. Teamwork and project based learning are emphasized. Students engage in plumbing projects from design and drawing to implementation, working in accordance with codes and health and safety requirements of the plumbing trade.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • work according to contractual obligations, the project manual and applicable laws, standards, bylaws, and codes;
  • perform residential plumbing projects effectively and accurately by interpreting and producing basic data in graphic, oral and written formats;
  • work responsibly and effectively with others and in accordance with appropriate practices, procedures and in compliance with health and safety legislation;
  • use tools and equipment for basic installation manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications;
  • contribute to the organizing and planning of residential plumbing installation projects;
  • solve routine problems related to work environments using a variety of systemic approaches;
  • respond to environmental issues related to the plumbing trade;
  • employ entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates can apply for work as a plumber’s apprentice. They may find a range of occupations in the plumbing field, including construction, maintenance, industrial, as well as service related opportunities in wholesale, retail and municipal waterworks. Graduates choosing to continue their education may opportunities HVAC, gas fitting and municipal utilities operation.

Which department am I in?

Midland Campus

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,150.00 (US$ 10,930) per year
CAN $7,075 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 September 2022

Venue

Midland Campus

649 Prospect Blvd,

MIDLAND,

Ontario (ON),

L4R 0G3, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U).

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Georgian’s language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT): 79
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550
  • IELTS Academic only: 6.0
  • YELT: 1-5
  • TOEIC: 800
  • Graduate of Level 8 of Georgian’s GAAS - English for Academic Purposes: 60% in certificate or completion of level 8 with 70% or higher
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): 60
  • Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE): 58
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 170

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Georgian College

Georgian College has recorded a consistently higher graduate employment rate than the provincial average for more than 20 years.

  • Ontario’s #1 co-op college with 6,200 employer partners
  • Seven well-connected and modern campuses in Ontario
  • 130+ market-driven programs 
  • Strong culture of entrepreneurship

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