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Certificate in Plumbing Techniques George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada

Intake May 2024

May 2023, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 17837

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Plumbing Techniques program covers residential, commercial and industrial applications in the plumbing industry, paying particular attention to residential plumbing. It is a hands-on program that may benefit anyone seeking to enter an apprenticeship or any construction-related career path.

Through hands-on projects you will learn about:

  • Tools, materials, equipment and methods used in the plumbing industry
  • Estimating materials and labour costs
  • Proper use of hand tools and power tools
  • Safety practices and procedures associated with these tools

The program includes studying industry standards and building codes while considering health and safety issues and energy conservation.

Projects include:

  • Constructing and testing both drain and water systems
  • Learning how to install hot water heaters and a variety of residential plumbing fixtures.
  • Research on the science of sanitation, water, and the forces acting on a sealed piping system with and without atmospheric pressure applied to it.
  • Studying blueprints and learning basic drafting techniques that will enable you to design, comprehend and build plumbing systems.
  • A final project will focus on how to maintain the plumbing system you install and those that you may encounter in the future.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    • Work according to contractual obligations; the project manual; and applicable laws, standards, bylaws, and codes.
    • Perform residential plumbing projects effectively and accurately by interpreting and producing basic data in graphic, oral and written formats.
    • Work responsibly and effectively with others and in accordance with appropriate practices, procedures and in compliance with health and safety legislation.
    • Use tools and equipment for basic installation manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications.
    • Contribute to the organizing and planning of residential plumbing installation projects.
    • Solve routine problems related to work environments using a variety of systemic approaches.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 56

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or grade 12 (C or U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

Application Fee

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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