Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

Plumbing Training Courses in Cambridge


  • Plumbing Safety
  • Plumbing Installation Methods
  • Plumbing Code
  • AutoCAD Application
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Employability Skills


Plumbing Safety: Students learn about the electrical safety requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, safe work practices and procedures, torch safety, WHMIS, Working Heights Protection, Lock Out & Tag Safety, Confined Spaces Hazard Awareness, Aerial Platform, Traffic Control, Propane in Construction, and Scaffold training.

Plumbing Installation Methods: Students demonstrate the operation of hand and power tools as well as installation procedures for the following piping materials: ABS and PVC DWV, cast iron soil pipe, copper, steel, and PEX. In addition, students are instructed in maintenance and repair procedures and fixture installation.

Plumbing Code: Students learn the basic rules and regulations of Part 7 (Plumbing) of the Ontario Building Code. As well, students learn how the code is organized, how to identify new rules, the scope and objectives of administrative requirements, tables and appendices.

Blueprint Reading: Students obtain information from architectural, structural and mechanical drawings, specifications and the building code to complete plumbing installations for a single dwelling. Students are instructed in the correct methods of completing drain plans and stack elevations.

Employability Skills Include: Resume Writing, Interview, Customer Service, Communications and Timesheet Skills Training.


  • Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
  • Pass an entrance test administrated by PAT
  • Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
  • Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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