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  • Plumbing

    Program Description

    Do you ever wonder, where does that water come from, and where does it go? The Plumbing Trade program at ATC will help you answer those questions and so much more.  Plumbers may be involved in the installation of water conditioners, plumbing in residential houses and homes under construction, as well as industrial construction, and pipe fitting. Students in the plumbing program will learn theory and practical skills associated with Level One Apprenticeship Plumbing, from plumbing specific tool operations and applications, to plumbing code requirements pertaining to all facets of residential installations. 

    Prerequisites and Beneficial Skills

    • High school students have completed Grade 10.
    • Post-secondary students have completed Grade 12.
    • Applicants not meeting the entrance requirements may be accepted as mature students. Skills assessment may be required.
    • Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity.
    • Good problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to follow schedules and meet deadlines.
    • Strong math background


    ATC will award certificates to students who successfully complete all requirements of this eight-credit program.

    Apprenticeship Opportunities

    The Plumbing program at ATC is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba under the trade of Plumber. To receive credit for Level 1 in-school Technical Training and a time credit of 900 hours, students must:

    • successfully complete the Plumbing program at ATC
    • maintain a minimum 70% average in both theory and practical
    • gain employment and register as apprentices within two
      years of graduating from the program. 

    Overview and fees

    Application Fee

    $20 (nil for high school students)


    NO COST (high school students)
    $2,750 per semester

    $5,500 full program

    Student Fee

    $25 per semester

    Textbook Fee

    $100 (refundable)

    Additional Costs$85.00 for first aid course.  
    $10.00 for safety glasses and geometry set
    Steel toed boots required
    Part 1 - 4 credits, Part 2 - 4 credits
    Work Experience
    Yes - 4 weeks
    Program Intake
    February start

    International Students

    The Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will accept International Students. All inquiries are handled by the Louis Riel School Division International Student Program (ISP). Please refer to the links below for more information on the possibility of registering and tuition costs.

    International Student Program

    International Student Tuition and Program Fees