You’ll receive all the training you need to work towards your Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) in Pipe Trades through Yukon University.

Our Pipe Trades programming prepares you for work in the residential, commercial or industrial sector and can lead to diverse opportunities as pipefitters, gasfitters or plumbers.

Program description

As a Pipe Trades (Plumbing and Gasfitting) Pre-Apprenticeship student, you’ll work toward your plumbing and gas ticket using the Alberta curriculum, preparing you for a variety of jobs, both residential and industrial.

The objective of this program is to provide students with:

  • Theoretical trade knowledge which, together with hands-on shop experience, will enable students to go on to train for employment as capable and knowledgeable apprentices and entry-level workers in the trade.
  • Acquisition of safety skills and awareness.
  • The ability to apply mathematical concepts to the Pipe Trades field.

General outcomes

At the end of the program, students will have:

  • Developed competencies in job safety skills and awareness of workplace hazards.
  • Acquired practical hands-on experience with a variety of stationary and portable power tools.
  • Acquired skills and knowledge to make a successful transition to an entry-level position in the work force.
  • Demonstrated the ability to apply mathematical concepts to the field.
  • Completed the theoretical requirements for Level I of the Plumbing and Gasfitting/Steamfitting Apprenticeship program, and have an opportunity to challenge the Plumbing and Gasfitting/Steamfitting Apprenticeship Level I exam.
Admission requirements
  • Math 10 (min 75%) or equivalent AND English 10 or equivalent

Other requirements
  • good physical condition
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • suitable work clothes and steel toed work shoes
Graduation requirements

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete all parts of the program and maintain an overall "C" average (70%).

Graduates of the program will receive a Yukon University certificate.

Students may also be offered technical credit towards a Yukon apprenticeship and the opportunity to challenge the Oil Burner Mechanic Apprenticeship Level 1 (A/first-year) exam.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Money matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See money matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.

Student financial awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several student financial awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See money matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867 668 5209 to make an appointment.

Apprenticeship training

Plumbing Apprentice Training Level I is an eight-week program offered by Yukon University through the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education via NAIT’s (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) on-line computer-based training program.

Students must be registered apprentices to attend these programs.

This booklet offers an overview of apprenticeship options within the Yukon.