Plumbing & Piping


Quick facts

Credential:
Certificate

Duration:
34 weeks

format:
Full time, Mon - Fri

How to apply

Start date:
September

Location:
Chilliwack, Trades & Technology Centre

Cost:
$5681.68 (Details)

FEATURES:

  • Program eligible for financial aid
  • Small class sizes: instructor/student ratio is 18:1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Plumbing & Piping Technician certificate program helps you develop the intermediate and specialized skills required today in the busy plumbing and piping industry. Upon completion, you are ready to enter the workforce and start an apprenticeship to earn your Red Seal certification.

Sample topics include:  

  • Interpret drawings, specifications, and code
  • Use tools, pipes, valves and fittings related to the piping industry
  • Install drain, waste, and vent systems
  • Soldering and brazing
  • Oxy-Acetylene, and arc welding
  • Install water systems and components
  • Perform pipe bending and fabrication
  • Install fixtures and appliances

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

The demand for well-trained plumbers and piping technicians has never been so high. When you complete UFV Plumbing & Piping program, you are fully equipped to enter the trade and work to install and repair  plumbing systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings or to seek a position in other piping-related fields such as irrigation, waste water treatment, municipal services, solar system installations, well pump installation or plumbing wholesale supply.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High school graduation or equivalent  (or a letter from your school stating you will graduate)
  • Successful completion of math and reading entrance exam

QUESTIONS?

Phone: 604-847-5448
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, local 5448
Fax: 604-824-7931
Email: trades@ufv.ca
Or ask online

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