Residential/Commercial Plumbing Technician

Program Overview

The Residential Plumber certificate program offers students basic skills in plumbing technology, construction, maintenance, and repair. Students completing the certificate program are prepared for entry level employment as a plumbing technician.

Entrance Requirements

* Must be 16 years of age * Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply * Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math * Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar. Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (21 hours)
Technical Courses (21 hours)
3
45
This course provides an introduction to the Plumbing construction trade. The knowledge and skills required to succeed in the Plumbing industry are emphasized. Topics include general safety rules and practices, introduction to construction and the pipe trades, and work ethics, communication, and affective skills and practices.
3
75
This course introduces the reading and interpretation of sets of building drawings. Topics include types of plans, scales, specifications, conventions, and schedules.
This course introduces the student to the materials, pipes, valves, fittings, and joining methods used in the plumbing trade. Topics include pipes, fittings, and valves, hangers and supports, and joining techniques.
3
60
Provides an introduction to the treatment, design and materials used in plumbing, drainage systems. Applicable plumbing codes are also discussed. Topics include: public and private sewage systems and treatment; materials, fittings, and valves; traps, venting, and grade; ejector and sump pumps; design, sizing, and installation of drainage systems.
3
60
Provides an introduction to the sources, treatment, design, and materials used in residential cold and hot water distribution systems. Applicable plumbing codes are also discussed. Topics include: public and private water systems; materials and fittings; valves; water treatment; water mains and services; hot water supply; design and installation of water supply systems.
This course introduces the identification, theory, application and installation of residential plumbing fixtures, trim and appliances.
This course provides instruction in the materials and design of building gas supply systems and the installation of gas appliances. Emphasis is placed in conformance with applicable gas codes. Topics include types of gas, safety, materials and fittings, valves, design and size gas systems, gas appliances and controls, and gas venting.