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Construction Techniques (HVAC, Welding, Plumbing, and Electrical)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
07163
Accelerated Delivery:
Yes
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

This unique 32-week program provides the student an introduction to a variety of skills in the construction field with each trade-specific component running 8 weeks in duration. Students study and practice in plumbing, welding, HVAC and electrical trades. The program provides students with safety training (general and specific) and skills development in a number of construction areas. There is an opportunity via this program to strengthen math and communication skills to be considered for entry into other post-secondary, trade-related programs.

For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: 32-week Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - January/2018 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Waterloo
Start: January
First-Year Capacity: 24

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Construction Techniques (Gas, Welding, Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC) - Program # 07163

Waterloo - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-03)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
Session Total $1934.58 $1742.96
Year Total   $3677.54

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Construction Techniques (Gas, Welding, Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC) - Program # 07163


Waterloo - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-03)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $401.50 $0.00
Session Total $6949.46 $6547.96
Year Total   $13497.42

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Opportunities can be found in the residential and ICI (industrial, commercial, and institutional) sectors, into entry-level positions in the disciplines of study. Entry-level positions often lead to an apprenticeship.

On average, 83% of graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description:
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1358 Computer Applications

Description: The student will demonstrate proficiency in the use of an internet browser, and computer file management system. Additionally, the student will create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings to industry standards, using various software applications.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1800 HVAC Mechanical Systems Theory

Description: Students will be introduced to the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning by studying the background of the trade as well as common hand and power tools used by an HVAC tradesperson. Residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors will be discussed along with approaches needed to complete small scale HVAC projects.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1810 HVAC Mechanical Systems Practice

Description: Through hands-on practice in a shop environment, students will apply the concepts studied in HVAC Mechanical System Theory by completing small scale HVAC projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common HVAC tools encountered on a construction site.
Hours: 88
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1055 Welding Theory

Description: This course will introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of the oxy-fuel and electric arc-based welding and cutting processes. Topics covered include safety, principles of welding and cutting, and equipment set up and usage.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1065 Welding Practice

Description: This course will introduce the student to the oxy-fuel and electric arc based welding and cutting processes. Students will learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe set up procedures. Welding and cutting skill development will be practiced on mild steel using the above processes.
Hours: 88
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
DRWG1375 Introduction to Print Reading

Description: Students are introduced to the basic principles of drafting and blueprint reading, including how to create and read basic construction drawings.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC1800 Residential Electrical Theory

Description: Students will be introduced to the electrical field by studying the background of the trade as well as common hand and power tools used by an electrician. The residential sector will be the focus of this module along with approaches needed to complete small scale electrical projects.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC1815 Residential Electrical Practice

Description: In this course, students will have an opportunity to install various residential devices and practice residential wiring techniques. The students will also have the opportunity to install basic electrical circuits, and various wiring methods. An emphasis will be placed on the proper and safe use of tools and testing equipment, as well as standard safety procedures.
Hours: 88
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1710 Math for Construction

Description: This course will enable the student to apply basic mathematics to solve trade-related problems.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1060 Plumbing Theory

Description: Students will be introduced to the plumbing field by studying the background of the trade as well as common hand and power tools used by a plumber. The residential sector will be the focus of this module along with approaches needed to complete small scaled plumbing projects.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1075 Plumbing Practice

Description: Through hands-on practice in a shop environment, students will apply the concepts studied in Plumbing Theory by completing small scale plumbing projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the plumbing trade.
Hours: 88
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2017-AD * Waterloo Wait List
JAN, 2018-AD * Waterloo Open
* AD = Accelerated Delivery
** Status applicable to domestic students

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