Overview - 2020/2021
When you look around, it's easy to see that plumbers are in-demand. High-rises, new subdivisions, strip malls, and a renovated downtown buildings all need highly specialized plumbers to ensure the water runs, the pipes don't leak and the toilets flush. As a tradesperson, there is no one more valuable and respected than the plumber. If you're excited by the opportunity to work with your hands and seeing the results of your labour daily, Fanshawe's Plumber (Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program will get you career aspirations flowing in a successful direction.
Once in the program, you'll learn to read and interpret drawings and blueprints, plan and lay out a job, and assemble and test systems. You'll diagnose and repair problems, and get to know the Plumbing Code. As well, you'll learn how to install, maintain and repair pipes, fixtures and fittings that carry water and discharge such as sewage and greywater. That's not all. Because you've entered into the Apprenticeship stream, you'll be able to put your classroom knowledge to work in real plumbing situations, making real cash.
When you graduate, you'll have a diverse and dynamic set of skills that will meet the challenges of the modern plumbing sector.
Level 1 - Basic MATH-1010 Trade Calculations-Level 1 2 This course will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and theoretical skills to complete competencies as described in the Apprenticeship In-School Curriculum Standards (Level 1). This includes demonstrating the ability to accurately perform trade related calculations as described in the Standard. PLUM-1020 Workplace Safety, Rigging & Hoisting L1 1.5 The plumbing apprentice will study the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Particular emphasis will be on dealing with many hazards and the use of personal protective equipment. The apprentice will study rigging in detail. PLUM-1023 Trade Documentation-Level 1 2 This course will provide an introduction to effective communication between the apprentice and the other construction personnel. This course deals with basic drafting equipment and the basic terminology used in understanding blueprints. PLUM-1022 Tools & Piping Methods-Level 1 1.5 This course will provide an introduction to the apprentice student with various hand and powertools. The apprentice will learn to join dissimilar materials while constructing piping projectsdisplaying various drains, wastes, and vents and waterline applications. PLUM-1021 Plumbing Systems-Level 1 7 The apprentice will study all different plumbing materials. Emphasis will then be placed onplumbing terminology and drainage and venting of plumbing systems. WELD-1001 Welding-Level 1 2 This course will provide an introduction of the safety and basic principals of oxy-acetylenewelding. The student will learn cutting, and to prepare and carry out tacking and beads ofbutt, lap, and T joints. Level 2-Intermediate
MATH-3002 Trade Calculations-Level 2 2 PLUM-3009 Trade Documentation-Level 2 2 PLUM-3007 Plumbing Systems-Level 2 8.5 PLUM-3008 DWV Piping Systems 1.5 Apprentice will complete flushometer project, commercial two storey rough-in project, circuit venting project, and a spa-shower project. WELD-3001 Welding-Level 2 2 This course will provide an introduction of the safety and basic principalsof arc welding. The student willl learn pipe fitting and to prepare and carry outtacking and beads of butt, lap, and T joints.
MATH-3002 Trade Calculations-Level 2 2 PLUM-3001 Blueprint Reading 2 PLUM-3002 Plumbing Theory 8 PLUM-3003 Plumbing Practical 3 WELD-3001 Welding-Level 2 2 This course will provide an introduction of the safety and basic principalsof arc welding. The student willl learn pipe fitting and to prepare and carry outtacking and beads of butt, lap, and T joints. Level 3 - Advanced
PLUM-5005 Plumbing Systems-Level 3 10 The apprentice will study a variety of topics such as septic systems, hydronic heating,storm drainage systems, water mains and supplies, commercial hot water tanks, etc. PLUM-5006 Process Piping Systems 1.5 The student will do a large pipe fabrication project, hydronic heating project, pump andwater treatment and a backflow project. PLUM-5007 Trade Documentation-Level 3 3 The apprentice will complete all types of plumbing drawings eg. isometric with an emphasis on hydronic heating. Calculations involving simple and compound interest will be carried out. The balance of the time will be spent on job specifications.
PLUM-3006 Blueprint Reading 3 PLUM-5003 Plumbing Theory 11 To be supplied. PLUM-5004 Plumbing Practical 1 To be supplied.
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