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OFA-001 WHMIS 2015

4 hours


This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


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OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours


Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

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PFH-100 Safe Work Practices in the Piping Trades

3 credits


This course encompasses theory and applied learning on safe work environments, personal protective equipment (PPE) and lockout and tag-out procedures. Emphasis will be givent to fire prevention and effective communication techniques. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-101 Occupational Skills in the Piping Trades

3 credits


This course encompasses theory and applied learning on codes, regulations, and standards used in industry. The course also delves into the many organizations that mandate the piping trades. Students will study codes and regulations that define the piping trades, and then apply this knowledge to their practical projects. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-102 Piping Tools

4 credits


This course focuses on commmon tools used in the piping trades. Students will learn how to use tools like crimps, pipecutters, and soldering tools as well as pipe threading tools and hole hogs. The course also includes an in-depth exercise using advanced levelling equipment. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-103 Piping Equipment

4 credits


This course encompasses theory and applied learning on equipment used in the piping trades. Emphasis will be given to rigging, hoisting, lifting and positioning equipment. Students will learn how to hoist and secure piping racks and large diameter pipe as well as use crane signals. This course also teaches participants how to use different slings, knots, and ropes for a variety of different applications. The course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-104 Residential Plumber

4 credits


This course focuses on preparing, installing, and maintaining piping systems used in residential and light commercial plumbing. Students will learn about potable cold and hot water supply, plumbing drainage venting, wastewater, as well as rainwater leader systems. The course also introduces methods for jointing in each system, as well as the connections used to joint muliple systems together. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-105 Steamfitter & Pipefitter

4 credits


This course focuses on preparing, installing, and maintaining piping related to the Steamfitter / Pipefitter trade. In this course, students will learn the theory of how to cut, thread, groove and bend carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, and plastic pipe followed by the application of installing, assembling, and fabricating mechanical piping systems. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-106 Sprinkler Fitter

4 credits


This course focuses on preparing, installing, and maintaining piping related to the Sprinkler Fitter Trade. In this course students will learn about testing, inspecting, and installing processes for a variety of automatic fire suppression systems. These include wet pipe, dry pipe, antifreeze, preaction, and deluge style systems. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-107 Applied Mathematics And Science for the Piping Trades

4 credits


This course provides students with the knowledge required to perform routine trades mathematics. Emphasis will be given to science commonly found in the piping trades. Students will learn how to apply gas laws to various systems, as well as the principles of flotation and displacement. This course also includes math applications related to the piping trades. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-108 Construction Drawing & Specifications in The Piping Trades

3 credits


This course provides students with the knowledge required to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications common to the plumbing and piping trades. Students will learn how to create and interpret a wide variety of construction drawings commonly found in the piping trades. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-109 Cutting And Welding Tools

3 credits


This course introduces the use of tools and cutting equipment used in the piping trades. Emphasis will be given to equipment used for welding, soldering, and brazing. Students will create practical projects that involve cutting, grinding, and welding various types of metals, and the processes used to do so such as shielded metal arc welding and Tungsten inert gas welding. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-110 Piping Components

4 credits


This course provides students with the skills required to work with valves and fillings. Emphasis will be given to the proper procedures for penetrating and re-sealing structures. During this course, students will learn the advantages and limitations of the various fittings, valves, and installation practices used in the piping trades. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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PFH-111 Electrical Concepts in the Piping Trades

4 credits


This course provides the fundamental concepts of electricity. Students will learn about the fundamentals of electrical concepts by using circuit, current, and voltage laws as the apply to the piping trades. Students will also learn about electric power converters and their applications. This course follows the requirements of ITA Plumber, Sprinkler Fitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 training.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Plumbing and Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized Certificate Program.

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