Plumbing: Installation & Troubleshooting
This is a 96 hour introductory course designed to prepare the student for an occupation in the plumbing trade. This course includes the study of the following subjects: HRD, Plumbing Theory, including: hydraulic gradient, types of plumbing, understanding venting, types of pipe and fittings used in plumbing, tools used in various phases of plumbing, methods of joining pipe. Plumbing Installation, including: when a plumbing license is needed, using proper PPE, methods of pipe cutting, working with various types of plastic piping, working with copper pipe/tubing. Plumbing Repair and Maintenance, including: proper soldering techniques, drain machine operation and safety, repairing faucets and commodes. Plumbing Diagrams and Prints, including: understanding symbols, reading dimensions and understanding drawing schedules, working with isometric drawings, working with rough sketches, use of plumbing blueprints in conjunction with other types of prints and OSHA safety in the field of plumbing.
A plumbing helper would be expected to handle the following repairs:
- Repair and installation of residential and commercial plumbing lines
- Plumbing system troubleshooting using various plumbing equipment
- Perform routine preventative maintenance of plumbing equipment and lines
- Repair and maintenance of both residential and commercial equipment and lines
Plumbing helpers are employed by plumbing contractors, plumbing repair facilities, hospitals, apartment complexes and other maintenance companies.
Entry-level salary range – $24,000 to 30,000 per year
Through classroom lecture and hands on lab work the student will learn the safe and practical applications of plumbing repair and service. Training sessions are held in a tech skills lab. The lab is equipped with the necessary tools to teach this course. The lab is supplied with plumbing components to allow students to run piping and do rough in type installations.
Recommended Courses and Skills
There are no prerequisites, but a strong mechanical ability is very important.
Helpful Personal Attributes
Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.
For more information regarding classes in Forsyth County, contact Jerry Hobson at 336.734.7726
For more information regarding classes in Stokes County, contact Scott Crews at 336.734.7728