Ontario College Certificate in Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing
This program will provide you with a variety of trade-specific skills, introducing you to installing, maintaining and repairing piping systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings, to enhance opportunities for employment.
In the two-semester Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing program, you will learn to:
- Identify and install common plumbing fixtures in our multi-story KUBE structure
- Assemble various piping systems related to plumbing
- Interpret and create drawings, estimates and material lists
- Develop competencies in venting, waste and drainage systems
- Examine concepts in water and wastewater systems, including operations, backflow and cross connection
- Explore renewable energy systems related to plumbing
- Work competently with various hand and power tools
Upon program completion, you will also have:
- Qualified for exemption from Level One Basic in class portion for the Plumbing Apprenticeship (Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development)
- An opportunity to obtain industry related health and safety certifications
- Certificates for IPEX 636 training and Viega Certified connections
- An opportunity to complete the Operation of Small Drinking Water Systems Course through the Walkerton Clean Water Centre
- Grade 12 Math equivalency, a requirement for many apprenticeships.
Graduates may find employment with independent contractors, building maintenance operations or wholesale supply houses. This program can also be your pathway to a plumbing apprenticeship. Or rather than seeking employment immediately, you may choose to add more trade skills to your toolkit with one of Fleming College's programs such as Electrical Techniques, Welding Techniques, or Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Students applying to Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing must meet the following requirements:
- OSSD with majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level including Gr 12 (E)English
Where Workplace level courses are listed, C, U and M courses will be accepted.
For programs requiring a majority of credits at the Workplace level, OLC4O will be counted as an acceptable English course.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.