The Plumbing Diploma program prepares students the technical and practical knowledge needed to make the installation tasks, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of plumbing systems in residences, commercial, and industries. Graduates from this program will be able to fill positions as a Plumbing Helper in residential and construction firms in the plumbing trade industry.
Each of the two introductory courses (MEC1041 Industrial Safety and SKL 101 Introductory Craft Skills) in the Plumbing program are 64 hours and will be taught in a one-month time period for 16 hours per week for 4 hours per class on four days per week.
The third course and all successive courses in the Plumbing program are taught for 20 hours per week for 5 hours per class on four days per week.
|This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts related to safety and health in the industrial, manufacturing, and servicing industries. Prevention and remedial measures to face accidents caused by electric shocks, and toxic gases inhalations are discussed. Regulation of the Department of Labor and OSHA applicable to these industries is also covered.|
|SKL101||Introductory Craft Skills||64|
|This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of introductory craft skills and safety. Areas of study include basic safety, construction math, hand and power tools, construction drawings, rigging, communication skills, employability skils, and material handling.|
|PLU100||Plumbing Level 1||140|
|This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the fundamental skills of plumbing. Areas of study include the core curriculum of the plumbing trade, its history, safety, tools, and techniques used in the modern plumbing craft, including: pipe cutting, pipe fitting, and plumbing fixtures.|
|PLU200||Plumbing Level 2||180|
|This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the novice skill areas of the plumbing trade. Areas of study include plumbing mathematics, drawings and blueprints, building structure, and drains.|
|PLU300||Plumbing Level 3||160|
|This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the intermediate skill areas of the plumbing trade. Areas of study include applied pluming mathematics, pipe and drain sizing, pumps, and waste.|
|PLU400||Plumbing Level 4||140|
|This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the advanced skill areas of the plumbing trade. Areas of study include the plumbing business, personel management, water pressure, heating systems, building codes, and residential systems.|
To prepare trainees a career in the plumbing field, NCCER’s four-level curriculum covers topics such as Plumbing Tools, Types of Valves, and Potable Water Treatment. In cooperation with publishing partner Pearson, NCCER develops and publishes curriculum created by Subject Matter Experts from industry and academia throughout the United States. Subject Matter Experts ensure training programs meet or exceed national industry standards.
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.
NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. The National Construction Career Tests (NCCT) are tests created for secondary career and technical education. These tests are aligned to industry skill standards and include both knowledge-based tests and skills demonstrations based upon NCCER’s curriculum.
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