Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Summer 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Plumbing Practical 1
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary





Two way equivalent(s):


Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

In this hands-on practical course, the student will be instructed in the safe and proper use of hand tools and power equipment. The student will be expected to use, care and maintain various tools necessary to perform a plumbing related task. Students will be expected to measure, cut, and make a quality joint for all the various plumbing pipe materials and fittings including steel, copper, various plastics and glass using appropriate tools in a safe manner. Calculations for offsets of varying degrees, preparing and assembling of projects using skills learned from the other courses in the program will be demonstrated. Skills learned from the other courses in the program will be demonstrated by the student by drawing, designing and assembling a simple residential drainage, waste and vent system or part of such system either alone or with a partner.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Choose the required personal protective equipment (ppe) for a specific job
2. Identify and select the proper power tool or hand tool for the required job
3. Identify and apply drainage terms and definitions
4. Apply theoretical learning to a practical application; measuring, cutting and assembling of different types of pipe

Course Content:

1. Safe and proper use of power tools and hand tools
2. Design, construct and test different piping systems


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

20% - assignments
60% - labs
20% - final test

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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