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Plumbing Technician - Optional Externship

Course Description

The Plumbing program is designed to prepare students to function as entry-level plumbers and plumbing assistants in residential and commercial environments. Tasks include installing, maintaining, and repairing many different types of pipe systems. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to perform entry-level plumbing maintenance and repair tasks.

This program provides learners the entry level skills required to start a career in plumbing. This course is designed to prepare students in safety issues and practices, personal protective equipment, use of critical safety information, confined-space safety. Students will also be introduced to plumbing tools, applicable math as well as plumbing drawings, interpretation and application to layout and installation. Further, students will look at various pipe and fittings as well as all of the fixtures and water systems they'll encounter on the job. Finally, students will understand basic customer service and communication tools.


This program is open enrollment and can begin within 2-3 business days of registration.

Registration is ongoing throughout 2021.

Estimated Time to Complete: 4-6 months


Program Objectives
After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the building trades and technology industry and associated career paths

  • Identify the professional skills required for success and career advancement in the industry

  • Complete basic measuring tasks and math calculations required in the building trades workplace

  • Explain the safety procedures and equipment commonly used in the building trades workplace

  • Explain the proper use, care, maintenance, and safety considerations for using common hand tools

  • Explain the proper use, care, maintenance, and safety considerations for using common power tools

  • Identify common rigging equipment and procedures used on a construction site

  • Read common construction drawings and plans

  • Selecting and properly using personal protective equipment for specific plumbing situations

  • Selecting and properly using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment for plumbing tasks

  • Understanding and complying with local plumbing codes

  • Working safely in different construction and plumbing environments

  • Using math concepts to perform plumbing measurements and calculations

  • Interpreting plumbing drawings

  • Identifying, storing, measuring, cutting, joining, and working safely with plastic, copper, cast-iron, and carbon steel pipes and fittings

  • Identifying, installing, maintaining, and repairing different types of plumbing fixtures including sinks, lavatories, faucets, bathtubs, showers, toilets, urinals, bidets, drinking fountains, water coolers, and appliances

  • Explaining how waste moves from a fixture through a drain system to the environment

  • Explaining the components of a drainage system including traps

  • Explaining the process and components of water distribution in municipal, residential, and private water systems

  • Understanding health issues, types of code violations, and consequences related to DWV systems


Certification Opportunities
After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

  • OSHA Course Completion Card for 10-Hour Course


Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity
Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Instructor : CCI
Dates : 12/22/21
Days : Online
From : -
Fee : $2299.00
Course Number : C066


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