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Ontario College Diploma

Plumbing Technician

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

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Tap into a bright future in the plumbing industry.

Program Overview

Get an edge on the competition for apprenticeships

With so many people seeking plumbing apprenticeships in Ontario, two years of education can push you to the front of the line. In the second year of Sheridan’s Plumbing Technician program, you’ll learn advanced concepts that can save you hundreds of classroom hours during an apprenticeship. You’ll also put your new skills and knowledge to work in a field placement.

Embedded within the two-year Plumbing Technician Diploma, is the TSSA Gas Technician 3 curriculum. Students will be taught theory and obtain hands-on training in the fully accredited TSSA Gas Lab. Students who meet all the TSSA requirements will be eligible to write the Gas Technician 3 Exam for certification through the TSSA.

Study under great professors from other departments

In addition to your plumbing courses, you’ll also learn from experts in subjects such as welding or rigging and lifting. Sheridan’s welding professors are among the best in Ontario, and our millwright students often win medals at provincial and national competitions.

Explore your future lab

In the Plumbing Technician program, you'll work and study in classrooms designed to mimic workplaces in the real world. Want to see what it looks like? Take a virtual tour of the Framing and Plumbing Lab you'll use as a student in this program.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

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
    TSKL 13431 Plumbing Fundamentals 1A 6
    TSKL 18823 Plumbing Fundamentals 1B 6
    ENGI 16048 Plumbing Trade Safety 3
    MATH 18634 Trade Calculations For Plumbing Practices 3
    TSKL 18263 Trade Blue Print Reading 1 3
    APPL 19839 Computer Skills for Trades Professionals 3
    COMM 15586 Industrial Workplace Preparation 3
    Total: 27
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ENGI 18823 Codes, Standards & Regulations 3
    TSKL 17545 Plumbing Practice 2 12
    TSKL 15586 Plumbing Theory 2 4
      General Education Elective 3
    Total: 22
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TSKL10260 Gas Technician III Practical One 4
    TSKL16079 Gas Technician III Theory One 4
    ENGI11122 Welding 4
    TSKL20869 Trading Blue Print Reading 2 3
    ENGI10876 Rigging & Lifting 3
    MATH27709 Plumbing Trade Calculations 2 3
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 24
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TSKL25971 Advanced Plumbing Theory 4
    TSKL22545 Advanced Plumbing Practice 8
    TSKL22944 Gas Technician III Practical Two 4
    TSKL20579 Gas Technician III Theory Two 4
    FLPL18170 Trade Field Placement – Plumbing 3
    BUSM 19599G Entrepreneurism Concepts, Trends, Challenges 3
    Total: 26

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
  • One Math, Grade 11 or 12 (C, M or U)

Or 

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of their 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 may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Career Opportunities

When you’re a licensed plumber, a career as a contractor could be just the beginning. Industry experts agree that a plumbing diploma can help open the door to various management positions.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Estimator
  • Gas fitter
  • Gas technician
  • Plumbing contractor
  • Plumbing inspector
  • Project manager
  • Site supervisor
  • Technical sales

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Degree Completion

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Perform plumbing and finishing tasks with the various building stages.
  • Contribute to the follow-up of achievements book, log books and inventories.
  • Communicate efficiently orally and in writing with all the stakeholders.
  • Create databases in order to estimate equipment, materials, costs and production time required for the execution of work.
  • Interpret plans and specifications by applying plumbing codes and regulations.
  • Be a team worker and comply with schedules, costs, the quantity and quality of plumbing projects in compliance with agreements according to rules and codes.
  • Apply the mechanical plumbing principles to reach the desired energy efficiency results.
  • Comply with health and safety rules according to construction standards.
  • Comply with ethics rules regarding the standards and practices of the trade.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Fees

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 2022–2023 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 Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,723.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,497.50

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Ontario College Diploma

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Ontario College Diploma

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

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2 yrs (4 semesters)

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
  • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

    Specialized Courses
    • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
    • Mathematical Modelling
    • Graphics and Visualization
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Modelling & Simulation Methods
    • High Performance Software Design
    • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
    • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
    • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
    • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
    • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Ontario College Diploma

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2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PLUMN

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available

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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