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Plumbing and Gas Fitting Pre-Apprenticeship

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The Plumbing and Gas-fitting Pre-Apprenticeship Academic Information is listed below. Information on the Apprenticeship training can be found at the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education.

Program Description

As a Pipe Trades Pre-Apprenticeship program student, you’ll work toward your plumbing and gas ticket using the Alberta curriculum, preparing you for a variety of jobs, both residential and industrial.

The objective of the Pipe Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program is to provide students with:

  • Theoretical trade knowledge which, together with hands-on shop experience, will enable students to go on to train for employment as capable and knowledgeable apprentices and entry-level workers in the trade
  • Acquisition of safety skills and awareness
  • The ability to apply mathematical concepts to the Piping Trades field

Admission Requirements

  • Math 10 (min. 75%) or equivalent AND English 10 or equivalent; OR
  • Mature Student Status with acceptable scores on the College Placement Assessment or GED; OR
  • Pass Level A Trades Entrance exam; OR
  • Level III Certificate

Other Requirements

  • Good physical condition.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Suitable work clothes and steel toed work shoes.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see


20 weeks

General Outcomes


  • Demonstrate competencies in job safety skills and awareness of workplace hazards
  • Acquire practical hands-on experience with a variety of stationary and portable power tools
  • Complete the theoretical requirements for Level 1 of the Plumbing and Gasfitting/Steamfitting Apprenticeship Program
  • Provide an opportunity to challenge the Plumbing and Gasfitting/Steamfitting Apprenticeship Level 1 exam
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to make a successful transition to an entry-level position in the work force
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical concepts to the field


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete all parts of the program and maintain an overall "C" average (70%). Graduates of the program will receive a Yukon College Certificate. Students may also be offered technical credit towards a Yukon apprenticeship and the opportunity to challenge the Oil Burner Mechanic Apprenticeship Level 1 (A/first-year) exam.


Plumbing Apprentice levels

Plumbing Apprentice Training Level I is a  8-week program offered by Yukon College through the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education via NAIT’s (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) on-line computer-based training program. Students must be registered apprentices to attend these programs. This booklet offers an overview of apprenticeship options within the Yukon.