In partnership with SAIT, the district offers students a free one-year program to earn a Pre-Employment Plumbing Certificate while in high school.
About the programEnrollment requirements
Plumbers may specialize in specific types of work such as installing water conditioners, plumbing-in houses under construction, roughing-in after the frame and roof of a new building are in place and plumbing-in commercial, institutional, industrial or public buildings.
Students will attend SAIT to complete their first period of technical training in the Pre-Employment Plumbing Program. Through hands-on classes, students will learn about plumbing and gas fitting, blueprint reading and safety. This program covers all first-year Plumbing Apprenticeship Individual Learning Modules (ILMs).
Students complete their High School Diploma requirements using SAIT plumbing courses as CTS Credits. This program has been designed to fulfill requirements of Alberta Education, Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, and the SAIT Pre-Employment Plumbing Program.
SAIT instructors will deliver the program on-campus at SAIT four days a week, Mondays to Thursdays, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and will be supervised by a Calgary Catholic off-campus teacher.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT. Tuition is free for students enrolled in a Calgary Catholic high school. The cost of the program after high school is approximately $4,650. Students are also responsible for the purchase of Individual Learning Modules (ILMs) and personal protective equipment.
High school students who are at least 15 years old must:
- Have completed HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems
- Have completed the following high school courses:
- Math 10C or 10-3
- ELA 10-1 or 10-2
- Science 10
Successful graduates of the program will:
- Earn 15 high school credits
- Earn a SAIT Certificate of Completion in the Pre-Employment Plumbing Program
- Gain eligibility to challenge the Alberta Apprenticeship exam for first-year Apprenticeship Plumber.
Students can apply at their high school through their counsellor, career practitioner or off-campus teacher.