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Plumbing
Overview
  • Five-month certificate
  • August and January entry dates
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg 
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded. 

Description
This program develops the knowledge and skills you need to install and repair piping systems in residential and commercial buildings.

You will learn to install and repair water and waste disposal systems and plumbing fixtures, and to lay out sanitary drainage, venting, and storm drainage systems. Interpretation of the plumbing code, rigging and material handling, and piping-related mathematics, communications, and sciences will also be studied.

You will develop skills in the following:

  • Measuring, cutting, bending, and threading pipe to specifications
  • Assembling and installing valves, pipes, and fittings
  • Installing fixtures and related trim
  • Reading blueprints

Emphasis will be on the efficient and safe use of tools and materials in accordance with piping, safety, and building codes and regulations.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

This is a not an apprenticeship program, but may provide credit transfer opportunities towards apprenticeship.  The Government of Manitoba, Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade offers apprenticeship training that combines on-the-job practical skills development with levels of technical training.  If you are interested in applying to an apprenticeship program, please visit www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.