25 to 26-week certificate
Career possibilities: As a graduate, you will qualify for employment as an apprentice plumber, steamfitter/pipefitter, sprinkler system installer or domestic/commercial gasfitter. Opportunities also exist in a number of related fields, from refrigeration and sheet metal to oil burner service.
During the Plumbing and Piping Foundation program, you will complete many theoretical and practical exercises, from work site safety through advanced trade-related skills. Classroom theory, with a combination of practical exercises, will enable you to reach the skill level needed to work in one of the trade areas mentioned.
Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared for employment in the plumber, steamfitter/pipefitter, sprinkler system installer or domestic/commercial gas fitter trades. On successful completion of this program and upon entering into an apprenticeship, you will be eligible to receive technical training credit for Level 1 and 375 work-based hours credit toward your apprenticeship in any of these trades.
In recent years, graduates have found employment in several different related trades areas, including refrigeration, plumbing, sheet metal, oil burner service, gas fitting, and fire sprinklers. Recent enhancements to the program reflect current requirements of level one piping trades and will provide you with the initial experience required by the majority of employers.
You are required toacquire the following basic supplies and tools:
Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC’s supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more
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To pass the program you are required to attain a minimum of 70% in each course.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
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