The Plumbing Techniques program focuses on residential, commercial and industrial applications in the plumbing industry, paying particular attention to residential plumbing. It is a hands-on program that will benefit anyone seeking to enter an apprenticeship or any construction-related career path.
You will learn about the tools, materials, equipment and methods used in the plumbing industry and gain practice in estimating materials and labour costs. Through hands-on projects, you will learn proper use of hand tools and power tools, as well as the safety practices and procedures associated with these tools. The program includes studying industry standards and building codes while considering health and safety issues and energy conservation.
Projects include constructing and testing both drain and water systems, in addition to learning how to install hot water heaters and a variety of residential plumbing fixtures. The program includes research on the science of sanitation, water, and the forces acting on a sealed piping system with and without atmospheric pressure applied to it. You will study blueprints and learn basic drafting techniques that will enable you to design, comprehend and build plumbing systems. A final project will focus on how to maintain the plumbing system you install and those that you may encounter in the future.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:
- Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
- Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
- General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).
The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.
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Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website