Tier 1a and Plumbing Theory I #1PLT02 150 hours
This course provides students with an understanding of basic Plumbing Theory. It includes and understanding of tools, materials, and joining methods used in the trade. Students will explore various types of water and gas distribution systems. The plumbing of residential and commercial buildings utilizing the Massachusetts State Plumbing Code will be introduced. Through this course students will complete the first half of the Massachusetts Plumbing Tier 1 course. Basic mathematical skills are needed to perform many tasks within the plumbing trade. These skills will be utilized in determining water pipe sizing, gas piping sizing and distances, gallons capacity and weight of vessels, and simple measuring pipe and tubing. Students will be issued a sheet with multiple formulas needed to perform specific tasks in the trade. Instructions will familiarize students with the proper use of these formulas in the classroom, then going into the lab to apply these formulas to real life situations.
Plumbing Applications I #1PLT10 140 hours
Hands on skills are developed during this course. Students will learn the use of a variety of power and hand tools necessary to perform plumbing tasks. Students will be introduced to a variety of joining methods used in the plumbing trade. Several types of valves and devices will be introduced. At the completion of this course students will be able to recognize, identify, and discuss their use in the plumbing trade. The safety of the persons performing tasks in the plumbing trade, and the safety of the persons having work done for them is of primary concern. In order to become a licensed plumber, each candidate must complete a state mandated safety course known as an OSHA-10 Construction Certification course.
Semester 2 – Spring
Professional Practice #2PLT01 14 hours
This course focuses the student on two similar aspects of the plumbing trade – getting a job, and keeping the job. Students will develop professional resumes and learn how to write effective cover letters. Interview skills and techniques will be discussed. Employees are a representative of the company they work for. They are the first thing your customer sees when they arrive to do a job. The importance of a neat and clean appearance polite demeanor, and arriving on time are all critical to the success of your company. Performing the job in a neat and timely manner is also important as it should ensure a repeat customer for years to come. Instructors will enlighten students as to what the employee’s expectations will be and what the expectations of the consumer will be.
Tier 1b and Plumbing Theory II #2PLT06 166 hours
A continuation of the first semester course students will deepen their understanding of basic Plumbing Theory. It includes and understanding of tools, materials, and joining methods used in the trade. Water and gas distribution systems are continued as well as the selection and requirements of various types of plumbing fixtures. The plumbing of residential and commercial buildings utilizing the Massachusetts State Plumbing Code will be covered. Through this course students will complete the second half of the Massachusetts Plumbing Tier 1 course. Students will continue to develop the math skills required in the Plumbing trade. These skills will be utilized in determining water pipe sizing, gas piping sizing and distances, gallons capacity and weight of vessels, and simple measuring pipe and tubing. Skills will be taught in the classroom, applied and reinforced in the classroom.
Plumbing Applications II #2PLT08 236 hours
Hands on skills continue to develop through this second semester course. Students will correctly select and install plumbing fixtures. At the completion of this course students will be able to recognize, identify, and discuss their use in the plumbing trade.
Construction Drawing #2PLT07 44 hours
In order to begin a plumbing job, we must first have a plan. These plans will determine how we will perform the job. Layouts, location of the items and fixture lists are all found on the plan. Students will learn how to interpret plans, make a stock list off of the plan, comprise an estimate for the job, and complete the job in a timely and economical manner to plan specifications. Single line sketches will be created in the classroom and then students will go into the lab to create the plumbing system utilizing the sketch. Specific plumbing symbols common to the trade will also be discussed and learned.