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Industrial Training (APITRN)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


This program gives indentured apprentices and journeymen of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters the opportunity to apply their work as certified apprentice instructors toward an associate's degree in Industrial Training. In addition to credits awarded for completion of five summer apprentice training sessions, students will complete the general education courses, and receive non-traditional credits for experience in an area of specialization such as plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, or sprinkler fitting.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
National Labor College, Bachelor degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Open only to United Association of Plumbers Apprentices/Journeymen

Contact Information

Public Serv Careers/Apprentice
United Association Dept
Mike Griffith


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Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Students must complete 12-15 additional credits from a combination of required teaching methods courses and technical update courses (UAT). 12 - 15
Total 12 - 15
General Education Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Writing 4
UAT 210 Public Speaking * 1.5
UAT 213 Planning and Presenting Lessons * 1.5
APP 113 Math for Pipe Trades ** 3
SCI 102 Applied Science ** 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
*Students may choose any WCC courses that meet the speech requirement. Only applies to UA programs. **The math and science courses are included in the specialization. 0
Total 22
Program Options
Class Title Minimum Credits
UAF 102 Introduction to Arc Welding, Soldering, and Brazing 3
UAF 120 Introduction to Pipefitter Practices 3
UAF 122 Drawing Interpretation and Plan Reading 2
UAF 124 Oxy Fuel Cutting and Shielded Arc Welding 2
UAF 126 Hydronic Heating and Steam Systems 2
UAF 128 Refrigeration and Electrical Controls 2
UAF 130 Advanced SMAW Welding 3
UAF 132 Advanced Pipefitter Topics 3
UAF 134 Controls and Instrumentation 3
UAF 136 GTAW Welding 3
Total 26
Total Credits Required
60 - 63
Program Options
Class Title Minimum Credits
UAP 100 Introduction to Plumbing Practices 3
UAP 102 Introduction to Arc Welding, Soldering and Brazing 3
UAP 104 Drawing Interpretation and Plan Reading 2
UAP 106 Oxy Fuel Cutting and Shielded Arc Welding 2
UAP 108 Water Supply and Drainage 2
UAP 110 Customer Service Techniques 2
UAP 112 Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances 3
UAP 114 Plumbing Codes and Regulations 3
UAP 116 Medical Gas and Backflow Prevention Techniques 3
UAP 118 Advanced Plumbing Practices 3
Total 26
Total Credits Required
60 - 63
Program Options
Class Title Minimum Credits
UAE 140 Introduction to HVACR Service Technician Practices 3
UAE 142 Soldering and Brazing 3
UAE 144 Refrigeration 2
UAE 146 Air Conditioning 2
UAE 148 Electrical Controls 2
UAE 150 DC Electronics 2
UAE 152 Advanced Electrical Controls and Pneumatic Controls 3
UAE 154 Advanced Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 3
UAE 156 Air and Water Balancing and Motor Alignment 3
UAE 158 Advanced HVACR Practices 3
Total 26
Total Credits Required
60 - 63
Program Options
Class Title Minimum Credits
UAR 160 Introduction to Sprinkler Fitter Practices 3
UAR 162 Basic Drawing and Introduction to Automatic Sprinklers 3
UAR 164 Reading Automatic Sprinkler Piping Drawings 2
UAR 166 Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2
UAR 168 Architectural Working Drawings and Blueprint Reading for Sprinkler Fitters 2
UAR 170 Sprinkler Water Supply and The Automatic Sprinkler 2
UAR 172 Types of Fire Protection Systems and Alarms 3
UAR 174 Special Application Sprinkler Systems and Hydraulics 3
UAR 176 Human Relations 3
UAR 178 Technical Writing 3
Total 26
Total Credits Required
60 - 63

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