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Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
1245
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This one-year program is designed to develop entry-level practical skills needed in the plumbing trade. Safe and practical application of plumbing techniques and methods relating to residential and commercial installation and repair will be stressed. Skills training will include identification of fittings and plumbing-related materials and plumbing joinery in accordance with industry safety standards and the Ontario Plumbing Code.

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

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 24

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing - Program # 1245

Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 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 $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $2028.96 $1742.96
Year Total   $3771.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing - Program # 1245


Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 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 $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7097.96 $6547.96
Year Total   $13645.92

Graduate Opportunities

Employment opportunities upon graduation could include: site installations; plumbing sales and service; maintenance with heating and refrigeration firms, institutions or industrial settings; or a related apprenticeship.

80% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $30,614.

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
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CARP1000 Construction Code and Prints

Description: In this module, the student will learn the use of the Ontario Plumbing Code and the basics of blueprint reading. A study of the relationships involving owner, architect, builder and tradesperson is also included.
This course will introduce the student to isometric drawings to scale and reinforce the ability to produce orthographic drawings and read and interpret drainage waste and vent construction trade drawings and job specifications.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1670 Basic Math for Trades

Description: This course will enable students to improve their mathematical required for the trades. This course will enable students to strengthen their mathematical skills in numeracy, measurement and data analysis, algebra, and geometry.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1120 Construction Plumbing - Theory

Description: This course will introduce students to the tools, materials, equipment, methods and current regulations as they relate to the design and construction of piping systems in the plumbing field. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify, select and construct common plumbing piping materials as they would be used in field practice. This course will introduce students to the Ontario Building Code relating to Plumbing. Students will use the current regulations to recognize, describe size and analyze drainage waste and vent installations.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1130 Construction Plumbing - Shop

Description: Students will be introduced to a variety of both hand tools and power tools. Students will be expected to safely demonstrate the ability to identify, select and use the tools to construct piping and construction projects using a variety of materials. The successful completion of this unit will enable the apprentice to install all types of materials: steel, cast iron, copper, and plastic piping. In addition, the apprentice will be able to rough-in water supplies, wastes, vents, thread, groove, solder and allow the students the ability to design, install and test a three piece washroom rough-in.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1000 Welding

Description: This course will introduce the student to the concepts of Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW), Brazing (OFB) and Cutting (OFC), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process. Theory class will cover the safe setup and working practices of these processes as well as introduce the student to the fundamental concepts involved in each process operation. The shop component will see the student implement safe working practices along with skills development in the area of OFW, OFB, OFC, SMAW and the GMAW process. Students will practice the butt, lap and t-joint on mild steel using the above welding processes and use the OFC process to make straight and bevel cuts, pierce holes and cut shapes out of mild steel plate. Students will learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe setup procedures.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
COMP1453 Computer Applications

Description: The student is introduced to the basics of computer operating systems and file management. The student will gain practical knowledge of various software applications such as: Word, Excel, .
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1680 Plumbing Math

Description: This course will enable students to improve their mathematical required for the plumbing trade. This course will enable students to strengthen their mathematical skills in numeracy, measurement and data analysis, algebra, and geometry.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1105 Health and Safety - Plumbing

Description: Students will learn about safe working habits and procedures in accordance with applicable safety standards and regulations in the construction industry, with particular attention to personal protective equipment, tools, working at heights, in trenches and confined spaces. Students will become aware of relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Workplace Hazardous materials Information System (WHMIS) standards. Students will have the opportunity to earn awareness certificates in elevated work platforms; hoisting and rigging; and propane in construction.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1150 Plumbing Theory

Description: This course will introduce students to the tools, materials, equipment, methods and current regulations as they relate to the design and construction of a variety of plumbing and heating systems in the plumbing field. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify, select and construct common plumbing piping materials as they would be used in field practice. This course will introduce students to the Ontario Building Code relating to Plumbing. Students will use the current regulations to recognize, describe size and analyze drainage waste and vent installations.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1160 Plumbing Code and Prints

Description: In this course, the student will learn the use of the Ontario Plumbing Code and the basics of blueprint reading. A study of the relationships involving owner, architect, builder and tradesperson is also included.
This course will introduce the student to isometric drawings to scale and reinforce the ability to produce orthographic drawings and read and interpret drainage waste and vent construction trade drawings and job specifications.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLMB1170 Plumbing Practice

Description: Students will be introduced to a variety of both hand tools and power tools. Students will be expected to safely demonstrate the ability to identify, select and use the tools to construct piping and construction projects using a variety of materials. The successful completion of this course will enable the student to install all types of materials: steel, cast iron, copper, and plastic piping. In addition, the apprentice will be able to rough-in water supplies, wastes, vents, thread, groove, solder and allow the students the ability to design, install and test a two piece washroom rough-in.
Hours: 150
Credits: 10
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

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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**
SEP, 2016 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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