Plumbing and Pipefitting

Fast track your career in the skilled trades with Sask Polytech's 16-week applied certificate program. Plumbers install, replace and maintain water and sewage systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Many are also licensed gas fitters.

The Plumbing and Pipefitting program provides the knowledge and skills you need for an entry level job. Your learning is practical and hands-on – and includes a two-week job placement that lets you test your skills in the real world.

Plumbing is a skilled trade. The more education and experience you get, the higher you can climb on the wage-earning ladder. A fourth-year journeyperson plumber can earn double the hourly wage of a first-year plumbing apprentice.

The Plumbing and Pipefitting applied certificate program is delivered at Sask Polytech campuses in Regina and Saskatoon. It is also available off campus through Continuing Education and regional colleges.

For more information, email or call 306-659-4418.

Applied certificate programs can give you a head-start on apprenticeship. To learn how to apply academic credit toward Level 1 of the Plumber apprenticeship program, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).
The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAMgt) degree provides journeypersons the unique opportunity to leverage existing education and experience into a bachelor's degree with two years of additional study. Part-time and remote options are available.

Career and salary information

Your career

Successful completion of the Plumbing and Pipefitting applied certificate can open the door to entry level jobs with plumbing contractors and construction companies, as well as with maintenance departments in power, mining or manufacturing companies.

Potential careers

Sample job title NOC classification
Plumber Plumbers (72300)
Gas fitter Gas fitters (72302)
Pipefitter Steamfitters, pipefitters & sprinkler system installers (72301)
HVAC mechanic Heating, refrigeration & air conditioning mechanics (72402)


Admission requirements

Alternative admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.


Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 245 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • 247 Reading


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

Admission method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and fees

2023-24 academic year


Additional costs to be considered for personal protective equipment. Steel toed work boots are required.

You may be eligible for a Student Loan. Individuals on employment insurance (EI), who wish to continue receiving benefits while attending training should contact their local Labour Market Service office for further information.


Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Additional information

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