Plumbing Level 1

Plumbing Level 1

Course Outline

Percentages indicate the proportion of each module that is theory-based (classroom) and performance-based (hands-on), respectively.

MODULES   
OBJECTIVE OUTLINE OF TRAINING
(PLUMBING LEVEL 1)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE BASE
TOTAL
HOURS
MODULE 1Introduction to the Plumbing Profession (5 Hours)
Introduces trainees to career options
in the plumbing profession. Provides a history of plumbing and also discusses the current technology, industries, and
associations of the plumbing profession. Reviews human relations and safety skills.
5 hours
MODULE 2 Plumbing Safety (22.5 Hours)
Discusses the causes of accidents and
their consequences including delays, increased expenses, injury, and loss of life. Reviews the types and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Explains the use of critical safety
information including HazCom, safety signs, signals, lockout/tagout, and emergency response. Covers confined-space safety, and reviews safety issues related to hand and power tools.
22.5 hours
MODULE 3Tools of the Plumbing Trade (10 Hours)
Describes the care and use of hand
and power tools trainees will use on the job. Explains how to select the appropriate tools for different tasks, and reviews tool maintenance and safety issues.
10 hours
MODULE 4Introduction to Plumbing Math
(12.5 Hours)
Reviews basic math concepts, such
as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and squares, and demonstrates how they apply to on-the-job situations. Explains
how to measure pipe using fitting tables and framing squares and how to calculate 45-degree offsets.
12.5 hours
MODULE 5 Introduction to Plumbing Drawings
(17.5 Hours)
Introduces different types of plumbing
drawings and discusses how to interpret and apply them when laying out and installing plumbing systems. Explains
the symbols used in plumbing and mechanical drawings, and reviews isometric, oblique, orthographic, and schematic drawings. Requires trainees to render plumbing drawings and to recognize how code requirements apply to plumbing drawings.
17.5 hours
MODULE 6 Plastic Pipe and Fittings (12.5 Hours)
Introduces different types of plastic
pipe and fittings used in plumbing applications, including ABS, PVC, CPVC, PE, PEX, and PB. Describes how to measure, cut, join, and support plastic pipe according to the manufacturer’s
instructions and applicable codes. Discusses pressure testing of plastic pipe once installed.
12.5 hours
MODULE 7Copper Tube and Fittings (12.5 Hours)
Discusses sizing, labeling, and
applications of copper pipe and fittings, and reviews the types of valves that can be used on copper pipe systems. Explains
proper methods for cutting, joining, and installing copper pipe. Addresses insulation, pressure testing, seismic codes, and handling and storage requirements.
12.5 hours
MODULE 8Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings (12.5 Hours)
Introduces hub-and-spigot and no-hub
cast-iron pipe and fittings and their applications in DWV systems. Reviews material properties, storage and handling
requirements, and fittings and valves. Covers joining methods, installation, and testing.
12.5 hours
MODULE 9 Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings
(12.5 Hours)
Discusses threading, labeling, and
sizing of steel pipe and reviews the differences between domestic and imported pipe. Covers the proper techniques for measuring, cutting, threading, joining, and hanging steel pipe.
Also reviews corrugated stainless steel tubing.
12.5 hours
MODULE 10Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures
(7.5 Hours)
Discusses the proper applications of
code-approved fixtures in plumbing installations. Reviews the different types of fixtures and the materials used in them. Covers storage, handling, and code requirements.
7.5 hours
Module 11Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent
(DWV) Systems (10 Hours)
Explains how DWV systems remove
waste safely and effectively. Discusses how system components, such as pipe, drains, traps, and vents work. Reviews drain and vent sizing, grade, and waste treatment. Discusses how building sewers and sewer drains connect the
DWV system to the public sewer system.
10 hours
Module 12Introduction to Water Distribution Systems (10 Hours)
Identifies the major components of
water distribution systems and describes their functions. Reviews water sources and treatment methods, and covers
supply and distribution for the different types of systems that trainees will install on the job.
10 hours
145 hours 5 weeks of training 35 hour per week145 hours

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