Ontario College Certificate in Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing Curriculum
Courses and Descriptions
In this hands-on practical course, safe and proper use of hand and power tools related to the plumbing trade will be emphasized. Students will learn to select and use these tools to cut, fit, and join a variety of piping materials. Students will learn to assemble piping systems and understand their applications in accordance with Codes and Regulations.
Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.
This course covers the use of operating systems and how to utilize the internet to generate professional reports and quotations. Students will develop the skills and abilities to produce technical and business reports used in the industry. Using relevant computer applications, students will learn to apply systematic record keeping processes used for operating a small business.
This course has been designed for students entering trades and technology programs. The course will cover current legislation (O.H.S.A.) and health and safety procedures used in the industry. Students will obtain fundamental level safety certification in WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space Identification, and Hoisting and Rigging.The theory for this course will be offered online and the application component will offered onsite.
This course introduces students to plumbing systems theory which includes pipe materials, fittings, hangars and supports. Students will learn to identify and select appropriate materials and sizes based on the application in accordance with Codes and Regulations. This course will introduce students to the Ontario Building Code related to Plumbing. Drainage, waste, and venting methods are covered in detail.
This course provides students with basic knowledge and skills used to interpret architectural drawings. Students will develop drawing layouts and plans using various symbols specific to various trades. An emphasis will be placed on developing the learner's ability to visualize three dimensional objects from two dimensional orthographic drawings.
This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundational skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding, Plumbing, Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning. It is designed to complement and reinforce learning within other first semester courses and program areas.
This course provides students with an opportunity to practice the fundamental processes of welding. Welding processes covered in this course include OFW, SMAW, GMAW and oxy-fuel cutting. In addition, students will apply techniques in fusion welding, brazing and cutting. Students will apply safe handling procedures for the use of potentially dangerous equipment in accordance with industry standards.
In this hands-on practical course, safe and proper use of hand and power tools related to the plumbing trade will be emphasized. This course build on the material covered in Applied Tools and Piping Methods I. Students will continue to learn to select and use these tools to cut, fit, and join a variety of piping materials. Students will learn to assemble piping systems and understand their applications in accordance with Codes and Regulations.
This course covers the interpretation of information found in architectural drawings such as lot plans, floor plans, elevations, and mechanical layouts. Students will learn to identify and interpret symbols relating to drains, vents, fixtures and other trade specific items. Students will develop and practice drawing plumbing layouts and drain plans.
This course builds on the material covered in Plumbing Systems Theory I. Students will continue to learn about plumbing systems theory which includes pipe materials, fittings, hangars and supports. Students will learn to identify and select appropriate materials and sizes based on the application in accordance with Codes and Regulations. Drainage, waste, and venting methods are covered in detail.
This course introduces students to the process of developing a professional portfolio. Students will be encouraged to document their learning and archive their applied experience throughout the program. The professional portfolio is the capstone project required for all students in the trades and technology programs. Students will assemble written, graphic and/or video evidence demonstrating the skills and abilities acquired through their program of study.
This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundation skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding and Plumbing. The material covered in this course builds on the material covered in Trades Calculations I.
This course is designed to introduce students to private water supply and sewage disposal systems. Students will learn the fundamentals of wells, supply pumps and the operating characteristic of septic systems. Potable water and water purification systems will also be introduced as well as procedures to avoid water contamination. In addition, students will be introduced to the emerging fields of solar hot water, hydronic, and geothermal applications as they relate to the piping trade. Other aspects of green plumbing and water efficiency systems will be explored.
This course is designed for students who will work in an industrial setting. The course takes a broad look at environmental issues relating to industrial practices. In some cases, technical details of recovery/recycling processes are covered. Topics include industry's effect on and remediation of natural resources such as water, air, soil, and biotic life. New approaches by industry toward sustainability and waste management are also included.