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The Plumbing and Piping ACE IT partnership program prepares secondary students for entry into careers in plumbing, steam/pipefitting, gasfitting, sprinkler fitting, and as refrigeration mechanics, hydronic heating technicians and geothermal heating technicians. You can earn dual high school and college credits and receive a college certificate.

Learn more about Plumbing and Piping Trades from the Industry Training Authority.

The program

  • is for Grades 11 and 12 students, and adult learners under 19 working towards graduation
  • combines secondary and post secondary programming and provides dual credits
  • provides 40 high school credits, industry training credit for level 1 apprenticeship in 5 trades (plumbing, steamfitter, gasfitter, sprinkler fitter, refrigeration/HVAC mechanic) college certification and concurrent registration.

Get started

Step 1: Preparation & Prerequisites

  • English 11 and Math 11 Applications or Principles–—minimum 60%
  • 30 hours minimum related work experience or job shadow

Complete the application process to register for the program

  • work with school counselor to register in the program submitting application package and evidence of prerequisites
  • qualified students are required to complete an interview and program orientation prior to acceptance into the program.

Step 3: College program @ Camosun’s Interurban campus

  • 9 month full time program starting February 2011
  • offered at Camosun College Interurban Campus
  • specifically designed for high school students

Upon completion: You'll receive level 1 apprenticeship technical training credit for 5 trades (plumbing, steamfitter, gasfitter, sprinkler fitter, refrigeration/HVAC mechanic) and a certificate of program completion from the College.


  • $36.41 Application Fee
  • $500 Books (approx.)
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Tools
  • Tuition fees are covered by the school district through ACE IT.

Note: Ancillary Fees are waived therefore registration does not include a bus pass.


For more information about the Plumbing and Piping ACE IT Program, contact the Career Counselling Department at your school, or the SIP office at 250–370–4828.

Last updated: November 22, 2011 9:14 am

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