CCIS Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing
Training Program

Build Your Future in the Plumbing Trade

About Plumbing Training Program

The Foundational Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship training program has been designed for individuals to train and learn about the trade of plumbing. The program is foundational with a pre-apprenticeship component.

Our aim is to provide you with the essential and fundamental skills to be a plumber’s helper, which in turn allows  you to pursue employment. The goal of the apprenticeship training is to assist you in the development of the skills and certification required to become a qualified and trained plumber.

Application open date

Application open date

On going intakes
Program start date

Program start date

Mid-July, 2024

Program length

Program length

24 Weeks Full-Time training
 Funded by

Funded by

This course covers the following:

Program Components:

Essential Skills & Academic Upgrading which includes:

  • English and Communication Skills
  • Math and Science Fundamentals

Basic Computer Skills

  • Fundamental computer concepts

Pre-Apprentice Plumbing Theory


Applied Skills Development Training/ SAIT Pre-Apprenticeship Hands-On Training:

  • Identify common tools used in the plumbing trade and describe their applications
  • Demonstrate safe use of basic hand and power tools used in the plumbing trade
  • Interpret and apply the information in basic drawings to complete a project
  • Extract relevant information from basic drawings and designs
  • Demonstrate fundamental applied piping skills through projects such as:
    • Copper bending and soldering
    • Iron pipe threading
    • Pex pipe project
    • Installing basic plumbing fixtures
  • Describe, install, and service ferrous pipe, non-ferrous metal pipe, non-metallic pipe, and fittings
  • Implement basic mathematical skills relevant to the trade, utilizing metric and imperial measurements
  • Install and service plumbing fixtures and trim
  • Describe considerations for working with different types of pipe and materials
  • Explain steps and considerations for designing, planning, and completing a straightforward piping project

Safety Training:

  • Demonstrate awareness of occupational safety

Safety Training certification:

  • Standard First Aid Training
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems) 2015
  • H2S Alive
  • Construction Safety Training System CSTS-09
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Fall Protection
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Employment Preparation:

  • Communication, workplace integration and employment preparation
  • Occupational English & communication
  • Life & work management skills
  • Occupational health & safety
  • General employment preparation

Work Experience with Industry

Eligibility for Training

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years old and above
  • Unemployed or marginally employed due to limited essential skills and occupational language skills, lack of knowledge of Canadian employment practices and lack of Canadian experience
  • Eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Support, as assessed by Alberta Government/ Advanced Education
  • Physically fit and capable of working long shifts
  • Class 5 driver’s license is an asset
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 5
  • Strong interest in establishing a career in the plumbing trade
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills

Employed by:

  • Plumbing companies
  • Construction contractors
  • Large plumbing organizations
  • Plumbing repair shops

Work Environment:

  • Indoors and outdoors
  • Construction sites
  • Repair or maintenance work in:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Institutional structures
  • Variety of plumbing jobs, including but not limited to:
    • Sewage disposal systems
    • Potable water distribution systems

Career Path:

  • Plumber’s helper
  • Plumbing apprentice
  • Construction worker
  • Journeyman/woman plumber
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How to Apply!

By Appointment: please call phone# 403-290-5460

All students must have MyAlberta Digital ID - Click here to create one

We accept applications in person and by email. Please use our map to locate our office.

Our Location:

5th Floor, 1111 - 11 Ave SW. Calgary, Alberta

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