Plumbing Level 3

Plumbing Level 3

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 3)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE BASE
TOTAL
HOURS
MODULE 1Applied Math (17.5 Hours)
Reviews math concepts, including
weights and measures, area and volume, temperature, pressure, and force. Describes the six simple machines: inclined planes, levers, pulleys, wedges, screws, and wheels and axles.
17.5 hours
MODULE 2 Sizing and Protecting the Water Supply
System (30 Hours)
Teaches techniques for sizing water
supply systems, including calculating system requirements and demand, developed lengths, and pressure drops. Reviews the factors that can reduce efficiency of water supply piping.
Introduces different backflow prevention devices and explains how they work, where they are used, and how they are
installed in water supply systems.
30 hours
MODULE 3Potable Water Supply Treatment
(15 Hours)
Explains how to disinfect, filter, and
soften water supply systems. Discusses how to troubleshoot water supply problems, flush out visible contaminants from a plumbing system, and disinfect a potable water plumbing system.
15 hours
MODULE 4Types of Venting (20 Hours)
Reviews the different types of vents
that can be installed in a DWV system and explains how they work. Teaches design and installation techniques.
20 hours
MODULE 5 Sizing DWV and Storm Systems (20 Hours)
Explains how to calculate drainage
fixture units for waste systems. Reviews how to size drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems; storm drainage systems; and
roof storage and drainage systems.
20 hours
MODULE 6 Sewage Pumps and Sump Pumps
(12.5 Hours)
Discusses the installation, diagnosis,
and repair of pumps, controls, and sumps in sewage and storm water removal systems.
12.5 hours
MODULE 7Corrosive-Resistant Waste Piping
(7.5 Hours)
Discusses corrosive wastes and reviews
related safety issues and hazard communications. Explains how to determine when corrosive-resistant waste piping needs to be installed, as well as how to correctly select and properly
connect different types of piping.
7.5 hours
MODULE 8Compressed Air (10 Hours)
Explains the principles of compressed
air systems and describes their components and accessories. Reviews installation and periodic servicing of air compressor systems.
10 hours
MODULE 9 Service Plumbing (27.5 Hours)
Covers the troubleshooting and repair
of fixtures, valves, and faucets in accordance with code and safety guidelines. Explains how to diagnose and repair water supply and drainage piping, water heaters, and other appliances and fixtures. Describes the effects of corrosion, freezing, and hard water on plumbing systems.
27.5 hours
160 hours 5 weeks of training 35 hour per week160 hours

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