School of Skilled Trades

Advanced Plumbing Technology

Sep 01, 2022
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Delivery Options

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Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

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Open Studies

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It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Program delivery varies by program and may be subject to change.. We encourage you to review how your classes will be delivered for the upcoming terms. If you have questions about program delivery or class enrolment, please contact your program area.

A career that won’t drain you

The Advanced Plumbing Technology diploma is a unique opportunity to get the technical and career essential skills you need to succeed in the plumbing industry. The diploma program offers a direct pathway into trades training at NAIT without having to first be a registered apprentice and can also serve as a pathway to apprenticeship.

The program focuses on theory and hands-on training required to master installation, repair, perform mechanical system maintenance and more. You will learn specific technical knowledge and get hands-on skills and experience. You will also get to explore new technologies and systems such as water recycling and re-use, solar and geothermal heating systems and water conservation.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Industry-approved training

A career in plumbing calls for an understanding of both technical knowledge and career essential skills. Learning outcomes for this program include:

  • industry standards, legislation and workplace expectations
  • design, installation and maintenance of all relevant systems, including:
    • gas systems
    • hydronic heating systems and gas appliances
    • potable and non-potable water systems
    • service drainage, waste and vent (DWV) systems
  • design, interpretation and conversion of drawings for plumbing installations
  • mathematical concepts for plumbing installations, and
  • effective written and verbal communication tools

Enter the workforce with confidence

Unlike other programs, the Advanced Plumbing Technology diploma allows you to receive technical training, enter the trade, and present industry relevant skills to potential employers as soon as you graduate.

Graduates from this program have training in heating, gas and plumbing, as well as knowledge of the existing apprenticeship program. You will be prepared for work in all aspects of the industry, including new construction, maintenance and renovations in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

With more employers interested in hiring graduates with career essential skills such as communication, professionalism, collaboration and problem solving, this program equips you with the skills to grow quickly within the industry!

Graduates of the diploma program are eligible to further their education with the following programs:

International Students

This program is available to international students as a pathway to apprenticeship.

Pathways to a trades career for international students  at NAIT
International applicants should please note the following:
 
  • Students in this program may qualify to work while studying.
  • Graduates of this program may qualify for a Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • Graduates holding a Post-Graduation Work Permit may qualify to register as an apprentice, upon meeting all of AIT’s eligibility requirements. Registering as an apprentice with Alberta Industry Training (AIT) is a requirement to work in this industry in Alberta. Learn more about who can register as an apprentice.
  • Prospective international applicants should connect with our international recruitment team to learn about their study options and how to apply.

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  • Program entrance requirements, tuition & fees, and how to apply
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  • Work-integrated learning and cooperative education
  • Advance credit and Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
  • Program and course withdrawal

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Term Definition
Open Program still has seats available.
Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


*Program availability is subject to change without notice.