Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Pipe Trades

Exploratory - Pipe Trades


In partnership with The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) and Piping Industry Training School Local 496, students can participate in a free one-semester program to explore pipe trades, including plumbing, steam fitting, pipe-fitting, gas-fitting, B-pressure welding and sprinkler fitting. Students will learn from industry professionals and trainers from Piping Industry Training School Local 496 to prepare students for a future career in these various pipe trades.  Training takes place in an industry setting by Journeyperson instructors.

Students will gain:

  • Theoretical Foundation
  • Practical Applications
  • Safety Awareness
  • Workplace Competencies
  • Industry Engagement

Earn industry recognized credentials in:

  • Fall protection
  • Aerial Work Platform (Elevated Platform)
  • First Aid

Program ​​Benef​​its

  • Skills, Training and Transition to Work:
  • Training by qualified Piping Industry Training School Red Seal Journeyperson
  • Connection to potential work placements
  • Completion of industry recognized safety credentials
  • Up to 7​ Work Experience C​redits

Student Eligibil​​i​​ty

Open to all CBE high school students, who:

  • Are in Grade 11 or 12 during the program
  • Are minimum 16 years of age
  • Are mature, punctual and reliable, as this is an industry setting
  • Are able to commit to the duration of the program and attend one of two cohort times
  • Students must complete these courses within two weeks of being accepted into the program: HCS 3000 | HCS 3010 | CSTS 2020

All courses are available through the home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor and should be completed prior to applying.

​Program D​at​​es

  • Summer | Month of July 
    • ​Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Semester 2 | February to May 
    • AM Cohort| Monday–Thursday, 8:30–11:30 AM OR
    • PM Cohort| Monday–Thursday, 1:00–4:00 PM

Program Delivery ​and Location

  • In-person at the Piping Industry Training School – Local 496 (5649 Burbank Road SE)
  • All attempts will be made to place students in their preferred cohort (AM or PM), if noted on their application​
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​

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Bow Valley College
  • Application Deadline

    Applications for Summer and Fall programs have now closed. Applications for Semester 2 (Winter) programs will be available in Fall 2024.​

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