Piping/Plumbing Foundation

About the Program

  • The Langley School District offers the SkilledTradesBC Youth TRAIN in Trades Piping/Plumbing program at Langley Secondary School. This full-time program, in partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology, offers SD35 students the opportunity to participate in Skilled Trades BC recognized Foundation Technical Training (includes Level 1). Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while learning the required skills and knowledge to become an apprentice upon program completion.


Develop Professional Industry Skills

  • Assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures for water, drainage, gas and steam
  • Design & troubleshoot complex piping systems for operation according to local building codes
  • Work with Red Seal tradespeople in actual workplace environments



  • Be registered to attend an SD35 school for 2023/2024 school year
  • Be 18 or younger on June 30, 2023
  • Has not graduated from high school before starting the program

    Click the image above to see our Piping/Plumbing Program Guide

  • Intention to graduate



  • Have completed before the start of the program:
    • Grade 10
    • English 11
    • Any Math 11
  • Strongly Recommended:
    • Any Science 11
  • Recommended:
    • Experience in piping/plumbing


Keys to Success

  • Regular attendance and a solid commitment to the program
  • Demonstrate maturity and job readiness to work in the industry
  • Ability to communicate & work in a team and independently
  • Can work meticulously
  • Physical ability to safely use power tools and equipment
  • Able to interpret & follow complex instructions (written/diagrams/plans)


Learn More

  • Still have questions or want to apply? Contact your school’s Career Advisor or use our Contact Form
  • Career Trek video – Meet a Vancouver Island pipefitter who works on a submarine! Learn about bending and fabricating different pipes, and hear about how they solve problems with complex pipe systems.

  • SD35 Piping/Plumbing Program Tour video – See the classroom and equipment and meet the program’s instructor