Piping/Plumbing Foundation

Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while training to gain the required skills and knowledge to become a Level 1 apprentice upon program completion.  (Program Details listed below the video)



  • The Langley School District offers the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Piping/Plumbing Foundation program at Langley Secondary School. This program, in partnership with BCIT, offers Langley students the opportunity to participate in Level 1 certified ITA training.


  • Learn the skills and knowledge to start working the piping trades:  plumbing, steam fitting and sprinkler fitting
  • Earn credit for at least 4 high school courses (16 credits) and as many as 9 courses (36 credits)
  • Level 1 piping trade apprenticeship training
  • Get some practical work experience in the field
  • Credit leading to BCIT’s ELTT Piping Trades Certificate
  • ITA Registration
  • Pay no tuition (for eligible high school students)


  • For Grade 11 and 12 students
  • Genuine interest in piping/plumbing
  • Intention to graduate
  • Commitment to learning the skills, knowledge and attitude required to do well in this field
  • Prerequisite before starting the program: Grade 10 completion plus English 11, any Math 11, and Science 11


  • Runs February to the following January
  • 2 semesters


  • Langley Secondary School


  • Before you apply

    • Career Trek video – Meet a Vancouver Island pipefitter who works on a submarine! Lears about bending and fabricating different pipes, and hear about how they solve problems with complex pipe systems.

    • Piping/Plumbing Program Tour video – See the classroom and equipment and meet the program’s instructor

    • Ready to apply? Contact your school’s Career Advisor for an application form