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Plumbers install, alter and repair the systems that keep our water and waste disposal systems running, and that provide many of the basic amenities we rely on day-to-day. 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 the appropriate specifications. They sometimes alter structures to accommodate the pipes.
Piping Trades: Plumber, Steamfitter, Piperfitter, Sprinklerfitter
- Canadian citizenship, or landed immigrant status
- Students must supply own coveralls, boots, safety glasses, and gloves
- Proof of citizenship or landed immigrant status required if applicant not born in Canada
- Proof of successful reading and math pre-test results
- Verification of personal interview with the instructor
To arrange for the Accuplacer test contact the TRU Assessment Centre at 250-828-5470. Arrangements can be made for out-of-town applicants to write the pre-test at an authorized testing centre in their community.
- $16.83 per month lab/studio fee
- Students are required to purchase their own tool boxes and tools — available at the Tool Room TT252 ($340)
At TRU the four levels or years of the plumbing apprenticeship training are offered. As well, fourth-year students are given instruction in natural gas code and installation and have the opportunity to write and acquire a Class GBEE Gasfitters license as well as their Interprovincial Plumbing Trades Qualification.
Apprentices must purchase the required textbooks and provincial competency manuals. Students are also required to pay tuition fees while attending TRU.
Apprenticeship training dates
|PLUMB - Level 1 (Harmonized)||Apr 14, 2020||May 29, 2020||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 1 (Harmonized)||Mar 01, 2021||Apr 16, 2021||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 2||Nov 12, 2019||Dec 20, 2019||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 2 (Harmonized)||Apr 14, 2020||Jun 05, 2020||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 2 (Harmonized)||Sep 14, 2020||Nov 06, 2020||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 3||Jan 06, 2020||Feb 14, 2020 FULL||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 3||Nov 09, 2020||Dec 18, 2020||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 4||Feb 18, 2020||Apr 09, 2020 (6 spots)||Kamloops|
|PLUMB - Level 4||Jan 04, 2021||Feb 26, 2021||Kamloops|
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Costs for Plumber programs
Fees are based on 2019 rates and are subject to change.
Costs include items such as student/ancillary fees, books, personal tools and safety gear, which are kept by students when they graduate from the program.
|Accuplacer exam fee||$37|
|Parking (student parking website)||$2.50 (pass) Motorcycle
$5 per day
|Student and lab fees||$825.00|
|Learning guides and/or textbooks||$565.00|
|Tool box with hand tools||$425.00|
|CSA work boots, clear safety glasses, 1-2 sets coveralls||$275.00|
|Calculator, 3-ring binder, paper, pens, etc.||$50|