Whether your interest in the plumbing profession flows from your methodical nature or your desire to work with your hands, the Plumber Apprenticeship program will train you for an essential trade. You'll learn the ins and outs of plumbing and discover how to keep water, waste and gas flowing to or from homes and businesses.
Over four years, you’ll spend 80 per cent of your apprenticeship learning on the job while working side by side with skilled plumbers. For the remaining 20 per cent, you’ll be in our state-of-the-art trades and technologies facilities expanding your knowledge and using industry-standard equipment to develop new skills.
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You’ll have all the skills you need when you finish your apprenticeship to find employment through:
- Commercial and Residential Construction Companies
- Renovation Companies
- Plumbing Repair Shops
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the amount of time you’ll spend in the program learning on the job with skilled plumbers
the amount of time you’ll spend learning in the classroom and in plumbing labs on campus
the average annual salary of a gasfitter working in Alberta
Credential / Accreditation
Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Dates and Deadlines
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This program is not available for International Students.
- Successful completion of English 20-2, Math 20-3 and Science 10, or entrance exam.
- English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30 and related career and technology studies courses recommended.
Additional information on apprenticeship and industry training is available on Alberta's Tradesecrets website.
You can apply for apprenticeship and industry training through MyTradesecrets.
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board
Provincial Building, Room 280
200 - 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB T1J 4C7
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
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The Plumber and Gasfitter (B) Apprenticeship program is an apprenticeship program delivered face-to-face on campus but may have some blended and hyflex components.
Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training. You’ll work with an employer and our experienced instructors to gain the best of both worlds as you work and earn money while training.
This program includes both face-to-face/on-campus and online delivery in both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) formats.
This program is offered both on-campus and online; lectures and hands-on training opportunities are delivered through video conference, allowing students the option to attend classes in-person or remotely.
Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training.
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- Residential drainage, waste and venting
- Pressure reducing valves and booster pumps
- Lawn irrigation
- Medical gas piping
Tuition and Fees
Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
“What I enjoyed most about my college experience was going to school locally, which allowed me to make contacts within my trade. The quality of education was very good, and I had excellent instruction.”
“I decided to start my career in the trades after we started a family and I realized that I needed to provide a more stable life and career path. I always liked working with my hands and it seemed like a good fit for me. The plumbing lab was set up well and equipped to demonstrate a lot of the aspects of our job and all three instructors had different experiences in their careers and were able to bring something different to the program. There’s a lot of variety in the plumbing field and, between the equipment and tools in the lab paired with our instructors’ experience, we were able to cover a lot of bases.”
“I think that the trades offer incredible opportunities for people. I absolutely love how hands-on my job is. It provides a challenge every day. I get to learn how to troubleshoot and problem solve. I get to work a lot with my hands as well as my head. It’s just a perfect combination for me. I am super lucky to have many other supportive co-workers, friends and family who really help me to see that I can do this – and I can do it well. I take all of those negative comments and use them to fuel myself to move forward and to be the best that I can be.”