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  • Objectives
    This program consists of an eight-week basic, eight-week intermediate and eight-week advanced component and is designed to provide you with theoretical knowledge in all aspects of plumbing in conjunction with the practical training necessary to complement your on the job training with an employer. Entering the plumbing trade offers a variety of opportunities after your apprenticeship has been completed. Most importantly, you will have acquired a skill that will always be in demand. Upon successful completion, you have the option to start your own business, or find employment in industry as a member of the maintenance staff. Opportunities are also available in sales with wholesalers or manufacturers of plumbing fixtures.
  • Academic Title
    Plumber Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    COMM1330     Trade Documentation

    Description: The successful completion of this module will enable the apprentice to read and interpret construction drawings, read and interpret plumbing system drawings, produce orthographic plumbing system drawings and produce isometric plumbing system drawings

    This module also enables the apprentice to demonstrate competency in reading comprehension, writing and use of trade terminology and complete basic trade related paperwork, use trade publications and develop the ability to use a personal computer.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    MATH1330     Piping Systems Calculations

    Description: This module enables the apprentice to apply basic mathematical principles to solve trade‑related problems. The apprentice will be able to use and identify weights and measures units, linear measurements, area calculations and state applicable formulae and calculate areas, surface areas and volumes of tanks and cylinders, ratio and proportion calculations, converting one system to another within the Imperial, U.S. and S.I. systems. The apprentice will also deal with heat transfer, B.T.U.'s and heat problems.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    PLMB1010     Trade Theory
    Description: The successful completion of this module will enable the apprentice to apply trade safety principles, select, use and maintain trade tools, equipment and measuring devices, identify the properties and installation methods of plumbing pipes, use piping tables and other devices to determine fittings and allowances, of valves, the principles and installation procedures for domestic hot water systems, water mains and water heating systems and explain the principles, components and types of drain plans, stacks, wastes and venting. It will also enable the apprentice to explain the Ontario Plumbing Code and use it to determine trap and vent sizes and applications.
    Hours: 120
    Credits: 8

    PLMB1020     Trade Practice
    Description: The successful completion of this unit will enable the apprentice to install all types of materials: steel, cast iron, copper, ABS plastic and cement asbestos piping. In addition, the apprentice will be able to rough-in water supplies, wastes, vents thread, groove, solder and fixtures.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    WELD1110     Welding
    Description: This module will enable the apprentice to explain the construction, operation, assembly and disassembly of oxyacetylene equipment and accessories and of oxyacetylene cutting and welding theory and practice. It will also enable the apprentice to use oxyacetylene equipment to make 90º cuts, lay beads and weld mild steel butt joints, lap, tee and V joints in flat position.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    Level Two
    COMM2060     Trade Documentation

    Description: The successful completion of this module will enable the apprentice to produce isometric pipe drawings to scale, define and produce orthographic drawings and read and interpret plumbing, drainage and construction trade drawings and job specifications.

    This module will also enable the apprentice to prepare trade related reports, forms and business letters, and read, interpret and prepare purchase orders, using a personal computer to produce spreadsheets.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    MATH2200     Piping Systems Calculations
    Description: This module enables the apprentice to solve problems involving square roots, Boyle's Law, and area and volume calculations, calculate rolled offsets, and solve percentage, ratio and proportion problems.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    PLMB2010     Trade Theory

    Description: This module enables the apprentice to identify trade related acts and codes, define temperature scale conversion methods, principles of latent and reversible heat, principles, conditions and regulations for grading waste pipes and principles and applications of datum line and instrument readings. In addition, the module also enables the apprentice to grade drains by instrument readings, correctly specify and locate valves, identify valve operation, installation and servicing techniques, water meter types and location drainage fixtures and applicable hydraulic loads, testing procedures for DWV plumbing systems, principles and installation requirements of blow-down stacks, oil interceptors, stacks, domestic appliances and grease interceptors. As well, this module enables the apprentice to explain the purpose, principles, limitations and correct installation of stack, modified stack, wet, loop, circuit and yoke venting, plumbing fixtures, and kitchen, commercial and institutional equipment including laboratory tables.
    Hours: 120
    Credits: 8

    PLMB2020     Trade Practice
    Description: The successful completion of this module will enable the apprentice to design and correctly install hot water tanks, offset specialty fixtures, a four fixture washroom, plus set up grading instruments which relate to the grading of a D.W.V. system.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    WELD2200     Welding
    Description: Arc welding procedures will be covered and arc theory and equipment will be covered.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    Level Three
    COMM3010     Trade Documentation

    Description: The successful completion of this module will enable the apprentice to read architectural drawings of a commercial building, interpret plumbing specifications and prepare working drawings of plumbing systems for a commercial building, plus a detailed, priced material list from the prepared drawing.

    This module also enables the apprentice to prepare reports, estimates and forms and plumbing and related piping job schedules. Using the capabilities of a computer-driven CAD system, prepare a detailed price material list from a prepared isometric CAD drawing, or manual drawing.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    MATH3110     Piping Systems Calculations
    Description: This module enables the apprentice to solve trade-related problems involving simple and compound interest, list, net, discount and mark-up pricing, determine profit and loss. The apprentice will also understand how to develop an annual financial report spread sheet. Pressures and heads, linear expansion and Boyle's Law calculations will be studied, and calculations of heat losses in hot water systems.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    PLMB3010     Trade Theory
    Description: This module enables the apprentice to define and calculate pressures and heads, perform calculations involving rolled offsets, explain the principles of linear expansion and hydro‑pneumatic systems, the principles, operation and installation requirements of pressure reducing valves, commercial hot water storage systems, domestic hot water systems, high rise building water systems, water softener systems and fire line and sprinkler systems. The module also enables the apprentice to explain flow roof drainage systems, indirect and special waste systems, produce isometric drawings to scale and perform material take off. As well, the apprentice will be able to explain the principles and operations of rural and municipal sewage treatment systems and rural and municipal water treatment operations. Cross-connections and backflow, natural and medical gas-piping systems, hydronic heating and process-piping systems.
    Hours: 120
    Credits: 8

    PLMB3020     Trade Practice

    Description: Develop the ability to design, install and service water pumping and water conditioning systems, install backflow prevention devices and heating systems and boilers.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

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