Dec 14, 2018  
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog

Apprenticeship Plumber/Pipefitter JATC Technology: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Apprenticeship and Construction Related Technology Division
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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester: http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-and-fees.aspx
Program/Course Fees: $10.00

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 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

Licensure Information
The Plumber/Pipefitter JACT Apprenticeship is designed to prepare students to apply for professional licensure through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)

Licensure requirements vary state to state.  In order to work as a Plumber/Pipefitter in another state, students must satisfy that state’s licensure requirements.  We recommend that students who are planning to move out of Utah research licensure requirements in other states.  Here is one suggested website: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Once a student earns a Plumber/Pipefitter license in Utah, the student may be eligible for licensure reciprocity in a few other states.  More information about licensure reciprocity is available at the National Center for Construction Education & Research website.  If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your academic advisor, or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.

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) 1 course


Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course


  • QS component is satisfied through program required coursework.

Communication (CM) 1 course


Human Relations (HR) 1 course


Distribution Areas (6 Credits)


Choose 1 course each from 2 of the following Distribution Areas

 

Sample Schedule


Contact the JATC for the most current PFA course schedule

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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