The 17 week 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%.
September 2024 Start
Program dates: TBD
Meadow Lake Campus
Tuition: $2600.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $1800.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00
- Grade 11 or GED 12
- English Language Requirement
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.
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.
Essential Job Skills
You will develop essential job skills by preparing job search documents and practicing effective interpersonal communication skills for the workplace.
Pipe Fabrication Theory
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.
Pipe Fabrication Shop
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade Related Safety
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.
Basic Tools & Materials Theory
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.
Basic Tools & Material Shop
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.
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).
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.
Introduction to Indigenous Studies
You will receive an introduction to the Indigenous cultural groups within Saskatchewan. You will learn about the colonization of Indigenous peoples by the Canadian state. Your studies will help you discuss current issues and explore possible solutions.
You will solve mathematics problems within the construction industry. You will convert units of measurement using the Imperial and Metric systems. You will then apply your knowledge to solve geometric problems found in the construction industry involving perimeters, areas, and volume.
You will plumb drainage waste and venting to a mockup house, you will install fixtures and install water lines to the fixtures.