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The shortest route to a career in plumbing.
Prepare for your career
The Sheridan Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing program offers superior training and a pathway to apprenticeship as a plumber. Sheridan's plumbing program stands out from the rest with its excellent instructors, superior equipment and facilities, and a strong reputation among employers.
Top-notch apprenticeship training
Sheridan's plumbing certificate program provides top-notch preparation for apprenticeship in the plumbing field. In just 28 weeks, learn the most current practices in the plumbing trade while earning a credential that employers will respect. It's the first step towards a career as a professional tradesperson.
Sheridan instructors have years of industry experience as plumbers and practitioners and contractors. They'll serve as mentors and career coaches long after you've graduated.
This program trains students for entry-level positions in the field of plumbing. Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Students also learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation, and communicate effectively on the job.
The skills you'll learn go beyond the minimum requirements to become a plumbing apprentice. You'll enter the workforce as a confident, capable plumbing apprentice with a solid foundation to build on.
Explore your future classroom
As a student in our Plumbing – Mechanical Techniques program, you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want a look inside? Take a virtual tour of our Framing and Plumbing Lab.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS TSKL13431 Plumbing Fundamentals 1A 6 TSKL18823 Plumbing Fundamentals 1B 6 ENGI16048 Plumbing Trade Safety 3 MATH18634 Trade Calculations for Plumbing Practices 3 TSKL18263 Trade Blue Print Reading 3 APPL19402 Computer Applications 3 COMM15586 Industrial Workplace Preparation 3 Total: 27
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI18823 Codes, Standards and Regulations 3 TSKL17545 Plumbing Practice 2 12 TSKL15586 Plumbing Theory 2 4 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 22
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Sheridan is recognized for excellence in skilled trades instruction. The one-year Plumbing certificate program is the gateway to a full plumbing apprenticeship.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Support sustainability best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
- Troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
- Contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
- Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
- Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$5,139.69
Fees for International students$17,980.69
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Ontario College Certificate
Full-time 1 year Program code: PLUMB
|May 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|Sep 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|Jan 2022||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|May 2022||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|Jan 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Closed|
Succeed in an in-demand industry
Sheridan’s Plumbing program gives you the theory and practical skills to become an apprentice plumber. Learn to install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures, systems and equipment. Small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities and expert faculty make Sheridan a great choice for skilled trades education.
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