SLCC General Catalog

Plumber/Pipefitter JATC Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

Plumber/Pipefitters fabricate, remodel and repair all classes of piping systems. This program is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and Apprentice registration is strongly encouraged. The national JATC curriculum has been adopted by the local sponsors and adherence to this and all other registering and licensing bodies must be strictly followed. An apprentice must have the approval of the JATC before registering for classes.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.  All plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, 801-530-6628.

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Plumber/Pipefitter JATC Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

All incoming apprentices must make application with and be approved by the JATC prior to registration for class.

Total Program/Course Fees

$10.00 per class

Note: Apprenticeship programs are NOT eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

QS component is satisfied through program required coursework.

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose three credits from two of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (45 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PFA 1110

Trade Related Math

2

 

PFA 1111

Soldering and Brazing

2

 

PFA 1140

Principles of Technology

2

 

PFA 1150

Job Safety and Heritage

2

 

PFA 1160

Use & Care Pipe Fittings

2

 

PFA 1170

Plumbing Science & Mechanics

2

 

PFA 1210

Gas Installations

2

 

PFA 1211

Hydronic Heating & Cooling Systems 

2

 

PFA 1250

Basic Electricity

2

 

PFA 1260

Drafting and Plan Reading

2

 

PFA 2151

Welding I

2

 

PFA 2152

Welding II

2

 

PFA 2153

Welding III

2

 

PFA 2154

Welding IV

2

 

PFA 2155

Welding V

2

 

PFA 2156

Welding VI

2

 

PFA 2157

Welding VII

2

 

PFA 2158

Welding VIII

2

 

PFA 2159

Welding IX

2

 

PFA 2160

Welding X

2

 

PFA 2161

Pipe Bending

2

 

PFA 2162

Orbital Welding

2

 

PFA 2311

Pumps and Steam Systems

2

 

PFA 2331

Brazing and Compressor Overhaul

2

 

PFA 2350

Drainage

2

 

PFA 2351

Drainage II

2

 

PFA 2360

Water Supply

2

 

PFA 2361

Water Supply II

2

 

PFA 2441

Advanced Plan Reading

2

 

PFA 2450

Builders Level & Spec Inst

2

 

PFA 2460

Hydronics Systems

2

 

PFA 2470

Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

2

 

PFA 2541

Medical Gas Certification

2

 

PFA 2550

Back Flow Testing Cert

2

 

PFA 2551

General Pipe Fitting

2

 

PFA 2552

General Pipe Fitting II

2

 

PFA 2560

International Plumbing Code

2

 

PFA 2570

Test Prep – Code

2

 

PFA 2571

Test Prep – Math

2

 

PFA 2572

Test Prep – Shop

2

 

PFA 2573

Pipe Fitting Test Prep

2

 

 

Sample Schedule

Contact the JATC for the most current PFA course schedule.

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

PFA 1150

2

PFA 1110

2

PFA 1160

2

PFA 1111

2

Total

4

Total

4

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

PFA 1250

2

PFA 1210

2

PFA 1260

2

PFA 1211

2

Total

4

Total

4

3rd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

PFA 2350

2

PFA 2351

2

PFA 2360

3

PFA 2361

2

PFA 1170

2

PFA 2153

2

Total

6

Total

6

4th Year Schedule

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

PFA 2450

2

PFA 2441

2

PFA 2470

2

PFA 2560

2

PFA 2541

2

 

 

Total

6

Total

4

5th Year Schedule

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

PFA 2161

2

PFA 2570

2

PFA 2162

2

PFA 2571

2

PFA 2551

2

PFA 2572

2

Total

6

Total

6

6th Year Schedule

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

CM

3

HR

2-3

ENGL 1010

3

Distribution (2)

6

Total

6

Total

8-9

 

Advising Notes

The classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. A student must complete each class with a C or higher grade to move into the next level class. The JATC will schedule the PFA courses. For more information on when the PFA courses will be taught, please contact the JATC. It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Plumber/Pipefitter JATC Technology is also available.  For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

Academic Advisor,
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.