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Plumbing

Turn your experience into expertise and solve practical problems wherever water flows.

Develop the technical skills, safety procedures and regulatory knowledge you need for a successful career in plumbing.

Through RRC Polytech’s Plumbing program, you will build the practical knowledge and technical skills you need to safely install and repair water and waste disposal systems and plumbing fixtures and lay out sanitary drainage, venting and storm drainage systems. You’ll also develop practical mathematics and sciences skills and gain experience with plumbing code, rigging and material handling.

As part of your RRC Polytech education, you’ll build the versatile communication, collaboration and learning skills you need to adapt to new technology, continue growing your knowledge and take on new career opportunities.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    5 months
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the technical skills and practical knowledge you need to work with plumbing contractors and complete maintenance in industrial plants.

TERM 1

Learn to read plumbing code, analyze blueprints and safely assemble and install valves, pipes, fittings and other parts.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Plumbing apprentice
  • Plumbing sales associate at wholesaler
  • Business owner/entrepreneur

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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As a plumber, you’ll manage a critical part of our infrastructure system, helping ensure safe access to clean water and proper waste disposal.
Learn to design, install and maintain drain-waste-vent (DWV) and water supply systems through practical projects and experiential labs.
Develop the in-depth knowledge you need to keep our potable water system safe.
Work one-on-one with expert instructors to incorporate feedback as you learn to repair and maintain private water supply and sewage disposal systems.

Graduate Success

Graduate positions at the journeyperson level include plumbers, steamfitters and sprinkler and fire-protection installers, with many job opportunities available in rural areas. After gaining work experience, you can progress into an advanced career as a supervisor, estimator, plumbing contractor or building inspector.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

At RRC Polytech, we work hard to create strong partnerships between students and their industry. As part of your education, you’ll meet employers, access our exclusive job board and gain practical experience, giving you the connections and confidence you need to start your career quickly.

$40K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

As an RRC Polytech grad, you’ll be equipped with in-depth safety and material knowledge, a strong understanding of plumbing code and a wealth of practical experience. You’ll also build the critical teamwork and communication skills you need to lead, succeed and become a valuable part of any organization.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our passionate, industry-experienced instructors are focused on making sure you succeed. Using their years of work experience and expertise, they’ll equip you with the insight, practical knowledge and professional connections you need to excel, from your first class to your day on the job.

“RRC Polytech helped me reach my goals of earning a good wage and owning a home by the age of 30. (The College) did this by providing instructors and shops to help me through the Plumbing program.”

John Demedash
KK Plumbing and Heating

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Plumbing program, you have excellent mechanical skills and an interest in math and science. You are in good physical health, can move heavy equipment and enjoy working indoors and outdoors. As part of your professional career, you are willing to work in trenches and on scaffolds and face challenging conditions, including inclement weather, noise, fumes and odours.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Critical thinker
  • Independent
  • Practical
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Organization
  • Problem solving

INTERESTS

  • Mechanical work
  • DIY
  • Outdoor activities
  • Traveling
  • Sports
  • Fitness

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