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2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Apprenticeship Plumber/Pipefitter JATC Technology: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Division of Apprenticeship and Construction Related Technology
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
CT 274
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4066
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

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.

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.

Once apprentices are approved by the JATC, they may complete the getting started steps outlined here: http://www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions/index.aspx

Total Program/Course Fees
$10.00 per class

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester: http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-and-fees.aspx

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.

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.
1. 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
2. Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills. 2, 3, 4, 5

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits


  • QS component is satisfied through program required coursework.

Communication (CM) 3 Credits


  • Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


  • Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)


Choose three credits from two of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Sample Schedule


Contact the JATC for the most current PFA course schedule

Total: 4


Total: 4


Total: 4


Total: 4


Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 4


Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 6


Spring Semester


  • HR 2-3
  • Distribution (2) 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, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, CT 274, (801) 957-4066.

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