Holland College | Plumbing / Pipefitting

Plumbing / Pipefitting

Start Date: September and January
Length: 1 Year
Location: Georgetown Centre
Credential: Certificate, Plumbing/Pipefitting
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,212
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Graduation Fee $ 100
Forklift Training $ 40
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Total $ 5,040
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,435
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 1,685
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 600
Equipment/Tools $ 500
Uniform $ 200
Total $ 1,300

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Mechanical contracting companies
  • Heating contractors
  • Fireline and sprinkler system installers
  • Shipbuilding industry
  • Irrigation systems
  • Natural gas utility companies
  • Propane gas companies
  • Transmission pipeline installers
  • Oil drilling platforms
  • Mills and processing plants
  • Hardware sales
  • Plumbing companies
  • Vacuum system installers
  • Sewer and water utilities
  • Plumbing and heating service
  • Water pump installers
  • Water treatment systems installation

Program Overview

Learn how to install and service hot and cold water distribution piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances, waste and vent piping, wastewater disposal and hot water heating systems in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. Steamfitters/pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.

The skills you will acquire include installing, altering, maintaining and repairing piping systems that convey hot water, air, fuel and fine solids. In our hands-on lab, you will have the space and materials to practice and perfect the skills and techniques that you learn in class, ensuring that you are confident and ready to enter the job market by the time you graduate.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity to learn two trades at once and earn apprenticeship hours in both while you’re still in college, apply now.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Red Seal

The most successful path to a Red Seal as a plumber or steamfitter/pipefitter begins with this program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship level one exam (for both trades), which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.



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