Plumbing & Piping Foundation

​Provider: ​North Island College
​Location: ​North Island College - Courtenay Campus
​Program date:
(24 weeks)
Semester 2 (Winter 2021)
​Times: ​Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
​Cost to student: $1830 textbooks/lab fees gear ~ $250
C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, and English First Peoples Spoken Language 10;
C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11
​Grad Credits: ​24
*No break over high school Spring Break*
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During the Plumbing and Piping Foundation program, you will complete many theoretical and practical exercises, from work site safety through advanced trade-related skills. Classroom theory, with a combination of practical exercises, will enable you to reach the skill level needed to work in one of the trade areas mentioned.


It is recommended that a student take Metal Metal Mechanical Co-op in thier grade 11 year to prepare for the NIC plumbing program. The NIC plumbing program covers 4 trade areas: plumber, pipefitter/Steamfitter, Sprinkler systems, domestic/commercial gas fitter.




 In recent years, graduates have found employment in several different related trades areas, including refrigeration, plumbing, sheet metal, oil burner service, gas fitting, and fire sprinklers. Recent enhancements to the program reflect current requirements of level one piping trades and will provide you with the initial experience required by the majority of employers.

District & NIC Applications, Form and Links

NIC Plumbing Program Website​

ITA Youth Train In Trades Application - needed once accepted to the Trades program
NIDES Registration - Only required if your program starts in Semester 2
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Careers Contacts

GP Vanier
Kelley Giorganni: 250-338-2110
Mark R Isfeld
Randy James: 250-334-4628
Tracey McKinney: 250-339-3617
Glacier View
Dawn Stevens: 250-338-2752