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Plumbing and Pipefitting

Applied Certificate
Plumbing and Pipefitting

Program Overview

The Plumbing and Pipefitting Applied Certificate program provides entry level knowledge and skill development in plumbing installation, water supplies, waste systems and plumbing fixtures. The pass mark for each course is 60%.

The program is currently delivered through various Saskatchewan regional colleges. Contact a college near you for availability.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies by college

For more information, contact a Saskatchewan regional college near you


Length: 17 weeks

Locations

  • Contact a Saskatchewan regional college near you

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 70 Arithmetic
  • 55 Elementary Algebra
  • 70 Reading

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

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Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
DRAW 101
Blueprint Reading
7
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You will learn how to produce and interpret basic shop drawings and piping sketches as used at a typical work site. You will study the trade's code book and learn to apply code regulations to the installation of a residential plumbing system.
Credit Units: 7
Course Hours: 105.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MATH 106
Plumbing/Pipefitting Mathematics
2
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You will study math concepts commonly used in the Plumbing and Pipefitting trades. After reviewing basic mathematics, you will solve basic equations and ratio and proportion problems. You will calculate perimeter, area and volume of common shapes, and perform mass and capacity calculations in Imperial and SI measurement systems. Trade applications include using steel measuring tapes and calculating 45° offsets and mechanical advantage.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
PLMB 100
Gasfitting
3
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You will develop the required skills necessary for the installation of a domestic gas piping system. You will be introduced to the science behind the gas used in industry, along with the code requirements for the industry. The course emphasizes the safety factors involved in working with natural and propane gas and the importance of accurate code interpretation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
RIGG 183
Safety, Knots and Rigging
2
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You will study general safety as it applies to the plumbing/pipefitting trades. You will develop skill in the safe lifting and moving of materials and equipment used in the shop. You will become familiar with WHMIS and articles of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that apply to the trades.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Print Distance Individual, Lecture/Lab, Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Lab/Practical
SCI 108
Plumbing/Pipefitting Science
1
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You will gain an understanding of basic scientific principles that apply to the Plumbing/Pipefitting trade. You will study classification, properties and states of matter, basic chemistry, and basic principles of Thermodynamics. You will also solve problems involving simple machines.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 16.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
STEA 100
Hydronic Heating Systems
7
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The course covers the various boilers and the components of a hot water heating system. You will briefly discuss hydronic cooling. You will study a typical boiler installation with associated piping. You will be introduced to the hydronics code and how it applies to a residential or small commercial heating system. You will cover the practice of installing various boilers and the components of a hot water heating system. You will briefly discuss hydronic cooling. You will demonstrate a typical boiler installation with associated piping. You will put into practice the hydronics code and apply it to a residential or small commercial heating system.
Credit Units: 7
Course Hours: 100.0
Prerequisites(s): DRAW 101, PLMB 100, RIGG 183, TOOL 108
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
STEA 101
Introduction to Steam Boilers
2
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Your studies will include various low pressure steam systems. You will cover terms and definitions and the basic operation of LPS heating systems. You will discuss an overview of equipment use and low pressure steam accessories. Piping arrangements for LPS will also be discussed.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 35.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
TOOL 108
Basic Tools and Materials
6
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You will learn to use most of the hand and power tools utilized in the plumbing and pipefitting trades. You will be introduced to all types of pipes, tubing and fittings. You will learn to identify and join the different kinds of pipe used in the plumbing and pipefitting trades and learn to join the different kinds of pipe. Another component of the course is an introduction to natural and LP gas.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 95.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
WORK 105
Work Experience
0
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You will gain valuable experience through a two-week job placement in industry. You will have the opportunity to apply your trade-related technical skills as you increase your understanding of the workplace and employer's needs.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 80.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience - Group, Work Experience -Individual

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