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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Blueprint Reading and Drawing

An introduction to the reading and interpretation of drawings and creating basic manual drawings. Students identify lines, symbols, and projections used in mechanical drawings related to the pipe trades.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BLPR-1090

Workplace Communications

This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1005

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1005

Math for Pipe Trades

Students learn to solve trade-related problems and basic piping diagrams commonly found in the workplace with math. An introduction to basic principles of matter, density, and pressure that are applied to solve trade-related problems using heat science, physics, and the principles of pressure. These principles are related to the operation of equipment controls and systems.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1105

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

Forklift Operator

This course is intended to certify participants in operation of a forklift using classroom and hands on experience. The participants will be required to pass a written and a practical exam. The individuals successfully completing the program will be awarded a forklift operator's certificate.

Hours: 8.5
Course Code: NCPR-1110

Water Distribution and Fixtures

An introduction to potable water distribution and fixtures. Students select the components, install and service hot and cold potable water systems according to codes and regulations. In addition, students identify, install, and maintain all components related to the installation of trim and fixtures.

Hours: 60
Course Code: PIPE-1010

Pipefitting and Pipe Assembly I

An introduction to the materials and methods of joining pipes in the pipe trades. Students gain knowledge and skill in joining plastic, cast iron, fiberglass, historic and copper pipes. The use of hangers and supports, as they are required for piping systems, is included.

Hours: 72
Course Code: PIPE-1020

Pipefitting and Pipe Assembly II

An introduction to the use of stainless and carbon steel pipes and the bending, cutting and joining methods used in the pipe trades. This course also includes the fabrication and installation of hangers and supports, as they are required for piping systems. Finally, students will examine use of valves in piping systems.

Hours: 90
Course Code: PIPE-1030

Drainage, Waste, and Venting Systems

An introduction to drainage and venting systems in the plumbing trade. Students select pipes and fittings, and install and service systems according to Canadian Plumbing Code.

Hours: 84
Course Code: PIPE-1060

Private Water Supply and Disposal Systems

An introduction to private water supply and sewage disposal systems. Students gain knowledge and skills in the functioning and installation of private water supplies, and sewage disposal systems.

Hours: 42
Course Code: PIPE-1110

Hydronic Heating

An introduction to hydronic heating systems. Students identify system components, install and service boilers, distribution systems, and heat emission units.

Hours: 90
Course Code: PIPE-1120

Introduction to Safety, Tools, and Equipment

An introduction to safe work practices and the safe use of tools in the pipe trades. Students become competent in the safe use of hand and power tools and become aware of explosive actuated tools, rigging equipment, and fall arrest equipment.

Hours: 60
Course Code: SAFE-1110

Introduction to Welding and Fuel Brazing

An introduction to welding and fuel brazing for plumbers and pipefitters with a focus on using techniques to join and cut pipe. Students safely operate oxy-fuel cutting and welding equipment.

Hours: 60
Course Code: WELD-1205