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Continuing Education

Plumbing Courses


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Prepare for your plumbing apprenticeship or advance your career

Interested in improving your plumbing skills and advancing in your trade? Have you considered plumbing as a career and would like to know more? As a rookie plumber in this program, you will learn basic plumbing concepts and gain experience handling tools and parts necessary to make your next home improvement project a success.

If you are a professional wanting to expand your skills, consider the more advanced or specialized plumbing courses available, such as Cross Connection Control or Combustion Analysis.

To get started in this apprenticeship, the Plumber Job Readiness course provides basic information on the trade and explains how plumbing codes and standards fit into daily tasks. A significant amount of time in this course is spent on safely handling tools, parts and equipment related to the plumbing industry.

Plumbing is a recognized trade in Alberta, and plumbers continue to be steadily employed and financially rewarded in their line of work. As a plumber, you will work in commercial, institutional, industrial, public and residential settings. You might install new systems in new buildings or repair and replace parts and systems that no longer work or need to be upgraded.

After completion

You can earn a NAIT Plumber Job Readiness certificate that will prove you have the knowledge, skills and ambition to become a plumber.

If you need to update your Plumbing Cross Connection Control Device Testing Procedure, you can earn recertification through the PLMR181 course.