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Plumbing Techniques

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 03991 Length: 2 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) 
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthWaitlistedWaitlisted
May 2017NorthOpenOpen
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen
May 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,907.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

David Hoare
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78027


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,988.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,338.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $70.00 $70.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Plumbing Techniques certificate program is a comprehensive introduction to the trade. You will learn the basics of plumbing including theory, code and blueprints, as well as gain significant hands-on experience.

Upon completion of this program, you will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in the plumbing trade.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Work according to contractual obligations; the project manual; and applicable laws, standards, by-laws, and codes.

  • Perform residential plumbing projects effectively and accurately by interpreting and producing basic data in graphic, oral and written formats.

  • Work responsibly and effectively with others and in accordance with appropriate practices, procedures and in compliance with health and safety legislation.

  • Use tools and equipment for basic installation manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications.

  • Contribute to the organizing and planning of residential plumbing installations projects.

  • Solve routine problems related to work environments using a variety of systematic approaches.



The Humber Experience

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Student Spotlight

Humber student Timothy Wildinson has won Bronze for the Plumbing competition at this year’s Skills Ontario.

The Plumbing contest assesses the competitor's knowledge of plumbing systems with a focus on accuracy of installation, quality of workmanship, and gas and water pressure testing. After a full day of competing, Timothy Wildinson took third place in his category.

Congratulations Timothy Wildinson and his coach, Rick Snowdon!

Special Events

Plumbing Apprenticeship graduate, Frank Spatone, from the Plumbing Techniques program spoke to the students at the Plumbing Techniques Honours Luncheon. He gave the students a heartfelt speech about his own experiences with the industry and how he got there in hopes of encouraging them further in their career.

Your Career

Water, waste and sewage systems – hallmarks of urban living – require high-level skills to design, install and maintain. In our program, you’ll be introduced to the skills necessary to begin your career as a plumber. Graduates of this program may find a range of career opportunities including apprenticeship, construction industry work, green energy initiatives, and municipal water and sewage treatment.

A 10-year outlook for the Canadian Labour Market (2006-2015), prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada, identified home builders and renovators as occupations showing signs of shortages. The report predicts that these occupations are expected to continue to face shortage pressures over the next 10 years, as are contractors and supervisors of trades and related workers.

Given this potential shortage, as well as the boom in construction across the country, individuals with plumbing skills are projected to have an advantage in the job market.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.