CCIS Pre-Apprenticeship Pipe Trades
Training Program

Build Your Future in the Plumbing Trade

About Pre-Apprenticeship Pipe Trades Training Program

The Pre-Apprenticeship Pipe Trade/Plumbing Training Program has been designed for 15 individuals (per year) to learn and train to be able to enter the pipe trades. This 31-week full-time training program will provide the trainees with essential skills, academics and hands-on training and development to allow them to build the basic competencies while preparing them to be able to pass the trades entrance exam through Math, English and Science upgrading which will make them eligible to write the first-year apprenticeship exam in pipe trades.


Application open date

Application open date

On going intakes
Program start date

Program start date

Mid-Feb, 2025

Program length

Program length

31 Weeks Full-Time training

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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-Apprenticeship 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:

  • Canadian workplace integration
  • Occupational English communication skills
  • 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

If you prefer to apply in person, you may use our map to locate our office.

Our Location:

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

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