In Humber’s Plumber Apprenticeship program, students attend three levels of theoretical and practical (shop) training, which includes, but is not limited to, instruction in: workplace safety, pipe and fitting materials, pipe supports and hangers, tools and piping methods, plumbing fixtures, appliances and equipment, properties of water and heat transfer, trade calculations, construction drawings and job specifications, codes, regulations and standards, drainage, venting and waste piping systems, testing or water supply, and drainage, sewage disposal, and water distribution systems.Courses
Humber's Centre for Trades and Technology located on Carrier Drive is the new home for Plumber Apprenticeship program. We have a shop that is equipped with materials and equipment that allow teachers to reinforce the theory portion of our courses and highlight current trends within the plumbing industry.
The City of Toronto – Canada’s largest city – uses 1.24 million cubic metres of water on an average day. This is enough to fill the Rogers Centre stadium every day for a year. At the same time, Toronto produces a similar volume of sewage or waste water every day. This shows how cities and towns all over the country provide career opportunities in many sectors within the plumbing industry. You can do new construction work in different sectors such as low-rise residential (housing), high-rise residential (condominiums), or commercial and industrial construction. You can install piping systems for the distribution and use of potable water and the safe removal of sanitary sewage. You could choose to do renovation and remodelling of existing plumbing systems or to repair and maintain these existing systems. Finally, you could choose to work in a related aspect of the plumbing industry such as system design, inspections or the plumbing material wholesale sector.
Ontario Certificate of Qualification Trade Exam
Apprentices completing the required in-school training are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship from Humber College. Upon successful completion of in-school and on-the-job training, apprentices may write the Ontario Certificate of Qualification trade exam.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.