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Plumbers have the expertise (knowledge and skills) to install, repair and maintain a variety of piping systems (copper, plastic, etc.), plumbing fixtures that associate with water distribution and waste water disposal. Job tasks will require the knowledge of codes and regulations. Plumbers are employed in many areas of the community – educational and health care facilities, residential and commercial construction businesses, maintenance departments, plumbing contractors and manufacturing plants.

KPU offers Foundation and four levels of Apprentice technical training. For start dates please go to the Program Schedule.

Foundation Training

Full-time: 25 weeks, Cloverdale Campus

Program: Foundation training for the Plumbing program is now incorporated in the Citation in Plumbing and Piping program.   Students who successfully complete the Citation in Plumbing and Piping will have the option to pursue apprenticeships in Plumbing, Steamfitting/Pipefitting, or Sprinkler Systems.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more details about the Piping: Citation (Foundation).

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Apprentice Training

Full-time: 6 weeks, Cloverdale Campus

Program Offers: Levels 2, 3 & 4

Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.

Please visit the KPU calednar for more information about the Plumbing Apprentice.

Seats for the Plumbing: Apprenticeship program are still available.

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Youth TRAIN in Trades (formerly ACE IT)

Plumbing Foundation programs are currently offered in partnership with Surrey School District (SD 36), and with Maple Ridge School District (SD 42).

Program: 21 week Foundation level training

Contact: Please contact your school Counsellor for more information