Technical Certificate Programs
Plumbing Maintenance Technology
PLU101 - General Plumbing Maintenance
This course develops skills in solving plumbing problems. Students will learn the anatomy of plumbing systems, and how to work with PVC, copper, cast iron, and black pipe. The students will also learn how to cut, thread, flare, swag, and solder pipe. Other topics include tools for the trade, leak repairs, faucet repairs, thawing frozen pipes, opening clogged drains, and servicing gas and electric water heaters. Most importantly, the students will learn to make these repairs in a safe, efficient and productive manner.
PLU102 - Advanced Plumbing Maintenance
This course develops skills in making plumbing improvements. The students will learn to replace drains, vents and traps; cold and hot water supply lines; and how to install sinks, toilets and bathtubs. Moreover, the students will learn how to quiet noisy pipes, winterize supply and drain lines, make adjustments to cope with pressure problems, and more.
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.