Continuing Education

PLMR149 - Medical Gas Installation

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Course Overview

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills needed to install and maintain pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anaesthetic gas scavenging systems. Graduates of this course will prepare you, as a journeyman plumber or steamfitter/pipefitter, to challenge the "Medical Gas Piping and Systems Installations Certification" exam as outlined in the CSA Z7396-1 Standard.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to install, renovate and maintain medical gas pipeline systems following the pertinent codes. You will also have the skills needed for tube bending and will be able to perform a Brazing Performance Qualification (BPQ) in accordance with ASME Section IX and the NFPA 99-12. Graduates will be able to perform a BPQ destructive test on 1-1/2" copper tube and 90 degree elbow brazed in the horizontal and vertical up position with nitrogen backing.

This course will provide you, as a qualified plumber or steamfitter/pipefitter, the 32 hours of required theory and the 4 hours of required practical, hands-on training. You will have the skills to challenge the certification exam and your provincial brazing test acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in your province of practice.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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