Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
PLM
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,602.53 per semester*
International:
$8,176.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

January 2019

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
PLM
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,427.03 per semester*
International:
$8,008.13 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

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.

Program Highlights

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.

Career Opportunities

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

OSSD with the majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level, including English.

When Workplace (E) is the minimum course level for admission, (C) and (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Mature Students

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.

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