Plumbing Level 4

Plumbing Level 4

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 4)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE BASE
TOTAL
HOURS
MODULE 1Business Principles for Plumbers
(15 Hours)
Introduces concepts and practices that
are essential for competitive, successful plumbing businesses. Also covers basic business accounting and project estimating, as well as techniques for cost control and task organization.
15 hours
MODULE 2 Fundamentals of Crew Leadership
(20 Hours)
Covers basic leadership skills and explains different leadership styles, communication, delegating, and problem solving. Jobsite safety and the crew
leader’s role in safety are discussed, as well as project planning, scheduling, and estimating. Includes performance tasks to assist the learning process.
20 hours
MODULE 3Water Pressure Booster and Recirculation
Systems (12.5 Hours)
Builds on trainees’ previous experience
with pumps, storage tanks, controls, and pipes and fittings by teaching how to assemble those components into systems that boost water pressure and provide hot water.
12.5 hours
MODULE 4Indirect and Special Waste (17.5 Hours)
Describes the code requirements
and installation procedures for systems that protect against contamination from indirect and special waste.
17.5 hours
MODULE 5 Hydronic and Solar Heating Systems
(17.5 Hours)
Introduces the basic types of hydronic
and solar heating systems and their components. Reviews hydronic and solar heating system layout, installation, testing, and balancing, and also discusses methods that inhibit corrosion in hydronic or solar heating systems.
17.5 hours
MODULE 6 Codes (12.5 Hours)
Discusses the different codes used by
plumbers across the country and explains how those codes are written, adopted, modified, and implemented.
12.5 hours
MODULE 7Private Water Supply Well Systems
(10 Hours)
Describes the operation of pumps and
well components. Reviews the qualities of good wells and how to assemble and disassemble pumps and components.
10 hours
MODULE 8Private Waste-Disposal Systems
(10 Hours)
Describes the types of private waste-disposal systems, discusses the maintenance and installation of these systems, and explains how to determine the local code requirements for these systems. Covers percolation tests and sewage system planning and layout.
10 hours
MODULE 9 Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
(7.5 Hours)
Introduces trainees to plumbing systems in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.
7.5 hours
MODULE 10Plumbing for Mobile Homes and Travel Trailer Parks (7.5 Hours)
Describes the location and layout of
plumbing systems for mobile home and travel trailer parks. Reviews how to design and lay out a system, how to connect
water and sewer lines to a mobile home, and how to estimate materials for the park.
7.5 hours
Module 11Introduction to Medical Gas and Vacuum
Systems (15 Hours)
Introduces the various types of medical
gas and vacuum systems used in health care facilities. Covers the system requirements and professional qualifications required by code, describes common types of medical gas and vacuum systems, and introduces the safety requirements for installing, testing, and servicing these systems.
15 hours
145 hours 5 weeks of training 35 hour per week145 hours

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