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 may benefit anyone seeking to enter an apprenticeship or any construction-related career path.
Through hands-on projects you will learn about:
- Tools, materials, equipment and methods used in the plumbing industry
- Estimating materials and labour costs
- Proper use of hand tools and power tools
- 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.
- Constructing and testing both drain and water systems
- Learning how to install hot water heaters and a variety of residential plumbing fixtures
- Research on the science of sanitation, water, and the forces acting on a sealed piping system with and without atmospheric pressure applied to it
- Studying blueprints and learning 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
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes