Thompson Rivers University
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Plumber & Steamfitter/Pipefitter Foundation


An introduction to gas-fitting, plumbing, sprinkler system installer, steamfitter/pipefitter. Learn hands-on use of tools and piping materials such as copper, cast iron, black iron, and plastics, along with fixture installation. The course also consists of pre-practical training, as well as safety, trade math, and science. The students will be actively involved in the plumbing of a house in the community, working with other trade entry students from carpentry and the electrical departments.


Plumbers install, alter and repair the systems that keep water and waste disposal systems running, and that provide many basic amenities. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications. Plumbers also select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape and join pipes according to specifications.

Admission Requirements

Limited admission

  • Grade 10 or equivalent, Grade 12 recommended.
  • Placement on the entry assessment test for English at an 050 level

Next Steps

Apply to this program Visit the plumber program website Visit the steamfitter/pipefitter program website View program information package


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Phone: 250-828-5036