Plumber – Foundation Levels 1 and 2 (Enhanced)

By , May 5, 2014

A Plumber installs, alters, or repairs any plumbing system and includes all work usually done by a Journeyperson Plumber governed by the B.C. Plumbing Code. Plumbers install, alter, and repair the systems that keep water and waste disposal systems running. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications.

Plumbers select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape, and join pipes according to the appropriate specifications. Plumbers use a variety of materials and construction techniques, including copper, steel, and plastic pipe. Plumbers may also make use of other related skill sets, such as a familiarity with basic welding and electrical work and a limited amount of gasfitting work.

If a student is just starting training, or has been unable to secure employment in industry as a Plumber, enrolling in a Foundation Trades Training program is a viable option prior to entering into an Apprenticeship. The Plumbing Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced) program consists of Level 1 Apprenticeship technical training in addition to practical and essential skills related to the Plumber Apprenticeship program. The Plumbing Foundation Level 2 (Enhanced) program is a continuation of the Level 1 program, and consists of Level 2 Apprenticeship technical training in addition to practical and essential skills related to the Plumbing Apprenticeship program.

Career Options: Plumbers often work in the construction industry, laying new pipe for buildings or renovating large buildings. Residential Plumbers install and repair plumbing fixtures, such as bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets; and appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters.

Admission Prerequisites

  • Grade 10 level completion that includes Grade 10 English and Grade 10 Math (Apprenticeship and Workplace), both with 67 per cent (C+) or higher.

Where is the program offered?

Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek (starts September)

For more information on Plumbing at Northern Lights College, go the NLC website:

Plumber Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced)

Plumber Foundation Level 2 (Enhanced)

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