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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 delivered at a Sask Polytech campus in Regina and Saskatoon, as well as off campus through Continuing Education and Regional Colleges.

For more information, contact Carol Krawczyk at 306-775-7475 or Carol.Krawczyk@saskpolytech.ca) or Jim Marcia 306-775-7484 or Jim.Marcia@saskpolytech.ca.

International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this program.

Apprenticeship Credit

With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):
  • January 15–May 11, 2018
    Regina: 3 - 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 3 - 7 p.m. on Friday
    Saskatoon: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday
  • Fall of 2018 dates to be determined.

Length: 17 weeks

Locations

  • Regina
  • Saskatoon

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

$8,985

  • Books and other fees approximately $978
  • Additional costs to be considered for personal protective equipment. Steel toed work boots are required.

You may be eligible for Student Loans or Skills Training Benefit.

Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
DRAW 101
Blueprint Reading
3
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You will study drafting fundamentals and practice line drawing techniques, applying them to orthographic and isometric projections. You will apply industry symbols and language as it applies to blueprints and specifications. You will produce and interpret basic shop drawings and piping sketches as used at a typical work site.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
JOBS 125
Essential Job Skills
1
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You will develop essential job skills by preparing job search documents and practicing effective interpersonal communication skills for the workplace.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 127
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PIPE 102
Pipe Fabrication Theory
4
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You will discuss trigonometry as it applies to the piping trades. You will learn piping layout, fabrication and support and sleeving techniques. You will be introduced to the common piping materials utilized within the two trades. You also will define piping system protection and system commissioning.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PIPE 103
Pipe Fabrication Shop
3
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You will work with copper, plastic and steel piping materials to assemble shop projects. You will apply trigonometry functions for solving piping risers, rolling offsets and equal spread offset piping installations. You will install piping supports and sleeves in accordance to codebook protocols for optimal system protection. Your will pressure test, then activate each project in accordance to local codes and the local authority having jurisdiction.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
PLMB 102
Codebook Theory
4
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You will practice the fundamental use of the National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC). You will explain the components of a potable water system and a drainage and vent system. You will apply the NPC in sizing the components of drainage and vent system. You will install a domestic plumbing system.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PLMB 103
Gasfitting Theory
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 gas science applications used in industry, along with the code requirements for proper piping installations. 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): Lecture/Theory, Online
PLMB 104
Gasfitting Shop
1
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You will develop the required skills necessary for the installation of a domestic gas piping system. You will develop pressure testing protocols used similarly within the gas fitting field. The course emphasizes the safety factors involved in working with natural and propane gas and the importance of accurate code interpretation.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
SFTY 139
Trade Related Safety
2
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You will study general safety as it applies to the plumbing and pipefitting trades. You will be introduced to the Workplace hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and articles of the Occupational Health and Safety OH&S) Act & Regulations that apply to these two trades.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
TOOL 118
Basic Tools and Materials Theory
4
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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 develop skills in the safe lifting and moving of materials and equipment used in the shop. You will learn rigging theory and basic rigging techniques used in the industry. You will discuss the types of cranes, crane safety and signaling. You will also study the types of slings, sling configurations and knots utilized for securing loads. You will discuss soldering and brazing material types and the techniques used for joining similar and dissimilar metals.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
TOOL 119
Basic Tools and Materials Shop
3
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You will use most of the hand and power tools utilized in the plumbing and pipefitting trades. You will practice safe lifting and moving techniques for materials and equipment used in the shop. You will apply basic rigging techniques and crane signals for hoisting pipe bundles, valves and other trade related materials and equipment. You will practice soldering and brazing with similar and dissimilar metals.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
WLDR 135
Welding
2
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You will identify the safe assembly, operation and maintenance of oxy-fuel cutting (OFC) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes. You will also demonstrate the safe operation of oxy-fuel cutting (OFC) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
WORK 105
Work Experience
0
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You will gain valuable experience through a two-week (60 hour) 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: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience - Group, Work Experience -Individual

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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Part-Time Delivery

Some courses in this program might also be offered through part-time programming.

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