This course covers the study of safety practices and OSHA training related to the plumbing trades. All students obtain a 10-hour OSHA training card upon successful completion of the course. The history of plumbing and how plumbing systems and codes originated is covered. This course also covers the instruction in the proper care, use, and application of various hand and power tools used in the plumbing trade.
This course covers the instruction in the design, joining, installation, and proper application of various types of drainage piping used in drainage and venting systems. Also covered will be instruction and study of public and private sewage systems, their make-up, various aspects of troubleshooting and maintenance.
This course covers the study and instruction of various types of copper pipe & tubing and proper methods of joining. Also includes instruction on fitting use and proper code applications. The methods of testing potable water lines are also covered.
This course covers basic math and materials estimating the plumbing trades. Pipe fitting math is practiced and applied to ensure proper plumbing drainage, as well as water and gas line pipe length installations. Material lists and job estimating is also taught as it pertains to various plumbing systems and fixtures. The students are given instruction on materials mark up for profit, proper customer billing, and required income and sales tax as it pertains to a self-run plumbing business.
This course covers instruction in blueprint reading, concentrating on plumbing blueprints, building blueprints, and instruction in the use of the architect's scale for taking measurements. The course covers all components of a wood frame structure including foundations. Students will be taught the proper installation of piping and fixtures so as not to jeopardize the building's structural integrity.
Course instruction provides basic computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques. Eight initial projects incorporate the application of appropriate commands, including drawing file management and software settings. CAD basics introduced in lecture are then applied in a laboratory setting with emphasis on developing CAD preliminary residential prints.
This course covers the evaluation of overall
conditions found in older buildings.
Students will learn about the construction techniques used in remodeling
and how they differ from new construction.
This will include the process of identifying and handling hazardous
materials, historical framing styles, and different styles of interior and
This course covers the methods used in the construction and installation of residential exterior elements. The course content includes the construction of porches, decks and breezeways. Students will learn about flooring and decking materials, different types of entrance doors and their installation, garage doors, footings and fasteners, railing systems and structural supports, and building code requirements.