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Apprenticeship Plumber

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. These piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids. Plumbers are required to study building plans and specifications to determine the layout for the plumbing and other materials, locate and mark the positions for connections and fixtures, cut holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes, select the type and size of pipe required and measure, cut, thread, bend, clamp and solvent cement or solder pipe. Possible Careers Include: Residential, commercial, or industrial plumbing, installation of certain equipment and systems, renovation, maintenance and repair of existing plumbing

Office of the Registrar
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

  • Program Type Journeyman
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

To become an apprentice, students must be at least 16 years old, meet the educational requirements for the trade in which they are interested, and find employment with an employer who is willing to hire and train them as an apprentice.

Once hired, the employee discusses apprenticeship training with the employer, obtains appropriate approvals, and enters into a contract. This contract is then registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). AIT will issue an identification card, a course outline booklet, and an apprenticeship record book.

Apprentices will receive notification from AIT. The Training Catalogue provides a list of technical training opportunities available for the trade.

The apprentice will attend Northwestern Polytechnic on the start date specified online. Apprentices will be notified by Northwestern Polytechnic if the class dates or location are changed. Failure to attend may lead to cancellation of the registration.

Online registration for apprenticeship is available at Full tuition and other fees are due and payable at the time of registration. Payments can be made via credit card.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 12, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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