What to Expect
The plumber program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week in classrooms and specialized plumbing labs
Training takes place at NAIT's Patricia Campus, 12204 149 Street NW, Edmonton.
Please note: Some travel may be required to NAIT's Spruce Grove Campus for training purposes.
Is This Program For You?
Plumber work is most rewarding to people who enjoy using specialized skills in a variety of working conditions and working with little supervision. To be successful in the trade, plumbers need
- the physical stamina required to
- lift heavy pipes weighing in excess of 25 kilograms
- be on your feet for long periods
- sometimes work in cramped positions
- mechanical ability
- the ability to work alone or with others
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
If there is something you are looking for or if you need additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apprenticeship Information
- Frequently asked questions about NAIT apprenticeship
- Frequently asked questions about the apprenticeship process
Women in Technology and Trades
The Plumber program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.