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PLUMBER

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:32 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:7251
PROGRAM OUTLINEPlumber Program Outline NB

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Are you naturally talented with mechanics and math? Then consider Eastern College’s Plumbing Diploma program as a natural fit for your existing skill set. Work in this highly specialized trade can include focusing on a niche offering, such as installing piping systems in new buildings, maintaining commercial and industrial settings, or retrofitting and repairing existing systems.

No matter which area you choose to focus on, Plumbing students will obtain evenly divided training between classroom theory and shop application, giving you practical hands-on experience before you ever start working on a job site. Graduates may use this training as a credit towards apprenticeship, for a head start on your plumbing career path. Graduates will be eligible to complete the Apprentice Level I Exam.

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • 160-hour work placement
  • Graduates may qualify for credit towards their apprenticeship
  • Hands-on, practical training

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Plumber program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Residential and Commercial Construction, Plumbing Supply Businesses, Plumbing Maintenance Companies and Maintenance departments (commercial, manufacturing and public facilities).

FACT

Plumbing, which has seen strong hiring growth in the last year, is projected to swell another 26% by 2020.
"How Much Does It Pay? The Most Underrated (and Overrated) Jobs of 2013 - Workopolis." Workopolis. N.p., 18 Nov. 2013. Web.

CERTIFICATIONS

Plumber is an apprenticeship trade in New Brunswick and compulsory. This means that people working in the trade are required to be registered apprentices or holders of a Certificate of Qualification (CQ) in the Plumber trade.

Graduates of this program may qualify for credit toward their apprenticeship upon registering as an apprentice with their trade employer.

Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick. Graduates may also be eligible to challenge the apprenticeship level one exam and upon successful completion of that exam and meeting the on the job requirements for their trade will become second year apprentices.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• High School Diploma or
• Mature student status or
• Adult High School Diploma or
• High School Equivalency (GED)

RESOURCE ARTICLE: HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS AS A PLUMBER

Books on a shelf in a librarySome trades come and go over time, but it seems like the world will always need plumbers. It is a valued and specialized trade where you can enjoy success working for a company or running your own business.

If you have the necessary education and skills, and have decided that you wish to work for yourself, plumbing as an independent practitioner can be a very lucrative and rewarding trade ...continue reading!

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