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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Computer Applications
COMP1453

Description:

This course introduces the student to the basics of computer operating systems and file management where they will gain practical knowledge of various software applications such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Math I for Plumbing
MATH1683

Description:

In this course, students will strengthen their mathematical skills in numeracy, measurement and data analysis, algebra, and geometry to improve the mathematical competency required in plumbing trade.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Plumbing Theory I
PLMB1120

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: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Plumbing Practice I
PLMB1130

Description:

In this course, the student will be introduced to a variety of both hand tools and power tools, and 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, as well as being able to thread, groove, and solder.

  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 6
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Plumbing Prints
PLMB1265

Description:

In this course the student will learn the basics of blueprint reading.This course will introduce the student to isometric drawings to scale and reinforce the ability to produce orthographic drawings and read and interpret piping systems construction trade drawings and job specifications.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Welding
WELD1005

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW), Brazing (OFB), Cutting (OFC), and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Online theory modules will cover the safe set up and working practices of these processes, as well as introduce the student to the fundamental concepts involved in each process operation. In the shop, the student will implement safe working practices along with skills development in the OFW, OFB, OFC, and the SMAW process. Students will practice welding various joint types on mild steel, while using several different filler metals. The OFC process will be used to make straight and bevel cuts, pierce holes and to cut shapes out of mild steel plate. Students will also learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe set up procedures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Math II for Plumbing
MATH1705

Description:

This course will enable students to improve the mathematical skills required for the plumbing trade. This course content will allow students to strengthen their mathematical skills in numeracy, measurement and data analysis, algebra, and geometry from the knowledge gained in Math I for Plumbing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Occupational Health and Safety (Plumbing)
OHS1350

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 2015) standards.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Plumbing Theory II
PLMB1300

Description:

This course will introduce students to the tools, materials, equipment, methods and current regulations related to the design and construction of a variety of plumbing and heating systems in the plumbing field. Students will identify, select and construct common plumbing piping materials used in field practice. Students will use the current regulations to recognize, describe size and analyze drainage waste and vent installations.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Plumbing Code
PLMB1310

Description:

In this course, the student will learn the use of the Ontario Plumbing Code and its application to basic plumbing systems. The student will also read and interpret architectural drawings and specifications, in addition to designing, drawing and sizing drain and water supply plans that comply with the plumbing and building code regulations.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Plumbing Practice II
PLMB1320

Description:

In this course, the student will continue to work with a variety of both hand and power tools and use those tools to construct piping and construction projects using a variety of materials. Working in accordance with relevant legislation, the student will rough-in water supplies, wastes, and vents, and further develop their skills to thread, groove, and solder. The student will also design, install and test a two-piece washroom rough-in.

  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 6
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Program outcomes

  1. Prepare, cut, and join common piping materials including copper, cast iron, steel, and plastics and use appropriate tools and methods to meet current industry standards
  2. Design, draw, install, and repair piping systems common to a residential or commercial plumbing environment using a variety of systematic approaches
  3. Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations, and guidelines
  4. Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements
  5. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures
  6. Support sustainability best practices in workplaces.
  7. Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects
  8. Troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics
  9. Contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents
  10. Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment
  11. Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications
  12. Select, use and maintain machinery, tools, and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components