This is a list of the Pipefitter (PIPE) courses available at KPU.
For information about transfer of credit amongst institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide bctransferguide.ca
Safe Work PracticesStudents will address safe work practices and how they pertain to construction work sites. They will examine the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Guidelines of WorkSafe BC applicable to the piping trade. Students will be able to demonstrate and use general safe work practices and procedures when using tools and equipment, practice the safe handling and storage methods for materials and equipment. They will receive Powder Actuated Tool and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certificates.
Organize WorkStudents will use mathematics and science to solve problems in the piping trades. They will interpret engineering drawings and sketches and will make decisions pertaining to the installation, positioning, and/or maintenance of piping and fixtures currently used in the piping trade. Students will use codes and standards in the application of shop projects, as well as describe and use manufacturer and supplier documentation encountered in the piping trade.
Prepare and Assemble Piping ComponentsStudents will describe piping and tubing materials used in the piping trade. They will join piping, for example: plastic, copper, and carbon steel. Students will describe, select, and install valves used in the piping trade. They will describe fittings and connection methods, select and install fittings. Students will be able to use acceptable methods of structure penetration.