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    Dec 01, 2021  
Academic Calendar 2021-22

Plumbing and Pipe Trades Foundation (Certificate)


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Length: Full-Time Self-Directed or Lock-Step: 30 weeks 
  Blended: 20 weeks online part-time, followed by 25 weeks self-directed
Location: Interurban Campus
Credential: Certificate in Plumbing and Pipe Trades Foundation
Program Code: FND.PPTF.CERT
CIP: 46.0503

Overview

The Plumbing and Pipe Trades Foundation program provides the skills and knowledge necessary for initial entry into specified occupations and trades. The Plumbing and Pipe Trades Foundation program comprises the following core levels, in order:

1. Trades Core

2. Piping Core

3. Gasfitting, Plumbing, Sprinklerfitting and Steamfitting Specialty Core

Students will apply and extend their academic knowledge and practical skills during a one-week supervised field practice in an industry setting where they will interact and build relationships with prospective employers and other tradespeople.

This Foundation program provides instruction in the theory and practices required to obtain credit for Level 1 apprenticeship in one of the following designated trades:

  • Plumbing
  • Pipefitting/Steamfitting
  • Sprinkler Fitting
  • Gas Fitting

Admissions


One of:

And one of:

  • C in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11**
  • COM in MATH 038  **

* Students who do not have the preferred English requirements are advised to refer to the Admission Requirement Course Alternatives or consult with an Admissions Advisor for additional Camosun English alternatives.

** Students may substitute a “C” or higher in Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 for Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11. Students who do not have the preferred Math requirements are advised to refer to the Admission Requirement Course Alternatives or consult with an Admissions Advisor for additional Camosun Math alternatives. 

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: 

  • Apply safe work practices specific to the plumbing and pipe trades within a variety of work environments. 
  • Describe the different roles, functions, culture, and characteristics of the pipe trades in relation to other trades.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment to demonstrate their applications, procedures for use, and maintenance. 
  • Apply organizational skills to facilitate the efficient and accurate completion of work related tasks and projects. 
  • Describe the materials and the associated installation procedures. 
  • Assemble and test basic electrical circuits and components. 
  • Describe and install a variety of basic residential, commercial, and industrial piping systems. 
  • Contribute to effective working relationships in industry and workplace settings.
  • Integrate classroom learning and practical industry experience as it relates to the student’s career path. 

Curriculum


All of:


  • TACC 109 - Trades Access Common Core - 150 hours
  • PIPE 110 - Trades Core Practicals - 150 hours
  • PIPE 119 - Piping Trades Access - 150 hours
  • PIPE 120 - Piping Trades Practicals - 150 hours
  • PIPE 130 - Pipe Trades Specialties - 300 hours

Program Completion Requirements


Completion of all courses in the program with a minimum grade of COM (70%) to qualify for the certificate. 

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