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Training consists of learning the basics of three of the piping trades: Plumbing, Sprinklerfitting and Steamfitting. With a strong focus on safety and practical projects, this course is designed for individuals who are unsure of which trade they want to pursue and/or have little experience working on a job site or with tools. Midway through the program, students choose the trade they would like to pursue and write the final level exam in their trade of choice. Upon successful completion, students are awarded a certificate of completion and are given credit for completion of Level 1 apprenticeship in their chosen trade.

Apprenticeship Level One

Piping Level one common-core is a six week technical training course, combining for plumbing, sprinklerfitting and steamfitting; to enable students to choose which trade to specialize. Upon successful completion of this training, apprentices are awarded with credit for level one in the trade of their choosing by the ITA (Industry Training Authority).


This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Program Information

  • Campus

    Fort St. John

  • Certification(s)
    Certificate of Completion for Piping Foundation
    Credit for Level 1 Apprenticeship in Plumbing, Steamfitting or Sprinklerfitting
  • 21 wks
  • Length

Topics Covered


Training consists of learning the basics of the plumbing trade with an emphasis on safety.

  • Essential Skills Training
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Use of Tools
  • Introduction to Plumbing/Steamfitting/Sprinklerfitting

Complete program outline:

Piping Foundation Outline


  • Recommended education is Grade 12 or GED
  • Minimum requirement is Grade 10 completion, including English, Math and Science 10