Who Should Enrol?

Reference books are essential components of the work procedures for this program, so you will require above-average reading vocabulary and comprehension.

You should have a mechanical aptitude and an interest in mathematics and science. You need to be in good physical condition because of the need to lift and move heavy equipment. You will need a tolerance for working conditions that include inclement weather, noise, fumes, and odors.

If you are seriously considering a career in the piping trades, you should be prepared to work both indoors and outdoors, often in trenches and on scaffolds, and to work overtime when required to meet emergencies or construction schedules on the job. Many job opportunities exist in rural areas, so you may need to relocate to secure work.  

You should also be prepared for occasional late shifts at the College during your training, as courses in the program may run until 6:00 p.m. from time to time.

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