Program Objectives

The Plumbing and Heating program prepares students to practise the trade of pipe fitter.
This trade is part of the building services sector and includes two specialties: plumbing and heating. Generally speaking, pipe fitters install, modify, repair and maintain plumbing and heating systems. More specifically, they work on pipes in water supply and drainage systems. They also work on pipes and other components of hydronic, steam, forced air, oil, radiant, natural gas and propane heating systems. They are interested in new technologies, in particular renewable energy (e.g. geothermic, solar).

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
754-991 Become familiar with the organizations involved in the construction industry 15 1
754-992 To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites 30 2
807-402 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process and their ability to communicate in the workplace 30 2
807-414 Handle equipment, materials and products 60 4
807-428 Assemble mechanical piping systems 120 8
807-435 Install electrical components 75 5
807-443 Interpret plans and specifications 45 3
807-458 Install drainage systems 120 8
807-468 Install ventilation systems 120 8
807-478 Work on electrical and electronic control systems 120 8
807-485 Do welding and brazing work 75 5
807-498 Install hot and cold water distribution systems, plumbing fixtures and accessories 120 8
807-505 Maintain and repair pipes, plumbing fixtures and accessories 75 5
807-513 Present information about energy and heating 45 3
807-528 Install, maintain and repair oil-burning appliances 120 8
807-538 Install and repair direct and reverse heating systems 120 8
807-544 Install and repair perimeter heating systems 60 4
807-558 Install natural gas- and propane-burning systems 120 8
807-565 Install and repair radiant heating systems 75 5
807-578 Install and repair low-pressure steam heating systems 120 8
807-581 Use job search techniques 15 1
1680 112

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)--MTH-1101-3 ou (MTH-1006-2)563-226 ou (563-206)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Aviron Québec Collège Technique
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Aviron Québec Collège Technique


Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laurentides)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Centre de formation Construc-Plus Vocational Centre PC231a D Aug. 7th, 2023


Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CSS de Montréal
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
École des métiers de la construction de Montréal PLU33 E June 6th, 2024
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Business Solutions Group - Centre d’expertise RAC PLUMB 2021 D/E Continuous entry
Verdun Adult and Career Centre Wait List D Continuous entry


Plumbers install, repair, modify and upkeep household, industrial and specialized plumbing. They may be called upon to install and upkeep heating systems. As part of their duties, they read and analyze plumbing and heating plans and specifications. They weld, glue, fuse and bolt materials. This essential trade is in high demand. This job requires attention to detail, resourcefulness and manual dexterity. It requires working in special conditions (wet, cold, darkness, etc.).

Average Salary

Plumber — $28.45

Job Titles

Heating systems installer
Heating system mechanic