SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Plumbing Independent Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

A plumber is a compulsory licensed craftsman who performs any mechanical work in the installation, maintenance, repair, removal and replacement of water supply and water/liquid waste removal. Plumbers do both interior and exterior work in greatly varying job conditions. To sit for the journeyman exam, an apprentice must complete 576 minimum hours of related instruction and four years and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Application with the State of Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing must be made upon employment. Suggested registration with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training is strongly encouraged, but is optional at the discretion of the employer. This curriculum is articulated statewide through all instructional institutions.

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 Independent 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. Contact the University Center for current information at www.slcc.edu/universitypartnerships or call 801-957-4824.

Program Entry Requirements

All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 0990 by scoring a minimum of 75 on the arithmetic portion and 40-53 on the algebra portion of the mathematics College Placement Test, or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0920 or MATH 0950 or completing APPR 1470 (Math for the Trades) with a grade of C or higher before registering for the Plumbing program.

Total Program/Course Fees

$14.00 per semester

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

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

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

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PLI 1470

Math for the Trades (QS)

5

A

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: (9 Credits)

Choose three credits from three 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: (40 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PLI 1110

Plumbing IA

5

F

PLI 1470 w/C or better or MATH 0990 placement

PLI 1120

Plumbing IB

5

Sp

PLI 1110 w/C or better and pass competency test

PLI 1210

Plumbing IIA

5

F

PLI 1120 w/C or better and pass competency test

PLI 1220

Plumbing IIB

5

Sp

PLI 1210 w/C or better and pass competency test

PLI 2310

Plumbing IIIA

5

F

PLI 1220 w/C or better and pass competency test

PLI 2320

Plumbing IIIB

5

Sp

PLI 2310 w/C or better and pass competency test

PLI 2410

Plumbing IVA

5

F

PLI 2320 w/C or better and pass competency test

PLI 2420

Plumbing IVB

5

Sp

PLI 2410 w/C or better and pass competency test

Elective Courses:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PLI 2000

Plumbing CO-OP

3-5

A

Departmental approval

PLI 2990

Plumbing Special Project

5

A

Departmental approval

PLI 2991

Plumbing Special Proj II

5

A

Departmental approval

NOTE: PLI students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

PLI 1470 (QS)  

5

PLI 1110

5

PLI 1120 5

Total       

0-5

Total

5

Total

5

If CPT score not adequate, students should complete the following course to begin the program in the fall; The course is required for an AAS degree.

2nd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

PLI 1210

5 PLI 1220 5

CM

3

 

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

3rd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HR

2-3

PLI 2310

5

PLI 2320 5

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

5-6

Total

5

 Total

5

4th Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

Distribution

6

PLI 2410

5

PLI 2420 5

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

 

Advising Notes

The classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. A student must complete each class and a comprehensive competency exam with a C or higher grade to move on to the next level class. Each course will be offered once per year with odd number courses in the fall semester and even numbered courses in the spring semester. Those requiring a math class prior to entering the program should check the schedule to see if an offset class will be offered for first year students only. Failure to complete the necessary course work or to register in a timely manner for each class will add one full year to the apprentice’s program.

All major PLI course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship portion of the curriculum. The Plumbing Independent Technology courses are also available online.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

*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 the Apprenticeship core courses.

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. Students seeking the AAS degree must apply and successfully pass their Journeyman’s exam.  Once a student has received their Journeyman’s license they must also submit a copy to the Graduation Office with the Graduation Application.  The Plumbing Independent Technology courses are also available online.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Plumbing Independent 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) 294
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.