Technical Certificate Programs
Plumbing Maintenance Technology
PLU101 - General Plumbing Maintenance
This course develops skills in solving plumbing problems in a home or apartment community. The students will learn the anatomy of a plumbing system and how to make repairs at kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, and water heaters. The students will also learn how to work with PVC, copper, galvanized, and black pipe. Moreover, they learn how to cut, thread, flare, swag, and solder pipe. Other topics include tools for the trade, pipe repair techniques, thawing frozen pipes, and opening clogged drains. Emphasis will be placed on making repairs in a safe, efficient and productive manner.
PLU102 - Advanced Plumbing Maintenance
This course develops skills in making plumbing improvements. The technicians will learn to replace drains, vents and traps; cold and hot water supply lines; and how to install sinks, toilets and bathtubs. Moreover, the technicians will learn how to use a drain machine, quiet noisy pipes, winterize plumbing devices, correct pressure problems, and more. Emphases will be placed on making repairs in a safe, efficient and productive manner.
PLU103 - Uniform Plumbing Codes I
This course develops skills in interpreting plumbing codes. The students will learn administration and enforcement, definitions, material regulations, joints and connections, sanitary and drainage systems, vents, traps, interceptors, separators, back water valves, drain pipe clean-out, water supply and distribution, etc.
PLU104 - Uniform Plumbing Codes II
This is a comprehensive review course designed to clarify the uncertainties in applying plumbing codes. The intent is to give the student maximum exposure in plumbing designs to minimize costly retrofits and/or expensive errors in installation and maintenance projects.
PLU105 - Plumbing Code Calculations
This course studies the basic approach to making plumbing code calculations. The students will learn to calculate supply lines, drainage lines, vent lines, joints and connections, vents, traps, interceptors, separators, pressures, flows, and volumes, etc. The students will also gain exposure to safety information, tools and testing equipment.