Class Descriptions

PLU-110: Modern Plumbing

This course introduces the tools, equipment, and materials associated with the plumbing industry. Topics include safety, use and care of tools, recognition and assembly of fittings and pipes, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely assemble various pipes and fittings in accordance with state code requirements.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:9
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:15
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-110AC: Modern Plumbing

This course introduces the tools, equipment, and materials associated with the plumbing industry. Topics include safety, use and care of tools, recognition and assembly of fittings and pipes, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely assemble various pipes and fittings in accordance with state code requirements.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-110BC: Modern Plumbing

This course introduces the tools, equipment, and materials associated with the plumbing industry. Topics include safety, use and care of tools, recognition and assembly of fittings and pipes, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely assemble various pipes and fittings in accordance with state code requirements.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-110AC; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-110CC: Modern Plumbing

This course introduces the tools, equipment, and materials associated with the plumbing industry. Topics include safety, use and care of tools, recognition and assembly of fittings and pipes, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely assemble various pipes and fittings in accordance with state code requirements.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-110BC; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:9
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-115: Basic Plumbing

This course covers the basic installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components. Topics include safe use of tools, implementation of standard practices, and installation/maintenance of piping, fittings, valves, appliances and fixtures used in plumbed systems. Upon completion, students should be able to install/maintain basic plumbing systems, components, appliances, and fixtures through appropriate use of plumbing tools and standard practices.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-120: Plumbing Applications

This course covers general plumbing layout, fixtures, and water heaters. Topics include drainage, waste and vent pipes, water service and distribution, fixture installation, water heaters, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely install common fixtures and systems in compliance with state and local building codes.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:9
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:15
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-120AB: Plumbing Applications

This course covers general plumbing layout, fixtures, and water heaters. Topics include drainage, waste and vent pipes, water service and distribution, fixture installation, water heaters, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely install common fixtures and systems in compliance with state and local building codes.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-124: Plumbing Business Operations

This course introduces plumbing contractor and plumbing business regulations and success strategies. Topics include plumbing business organization, structure, operations, bonds and insurance, municipal and state licensure requirements, state examinations, ethical and legal issues, and best practices for ensuring successful plumbing business operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate how to develop and sustain a successful plumbing business. null

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-130: Plumbing Systems

This course covers the maintenance and repair of plumbing lines and fixtures. Emphasis is placed on identifying and diagnosing problems related to water, drain and vent lines, water heaters, and plumbing fixtures. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and diagnose needed repairs to the plumbing system.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:6
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:9
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-140: Intro to Plumbing Codes

This course covers plumbing industry codes and regulations. Emphasis is placed on North Carolina regulations and the minimum requirements for plumbing materials and design. Upon completion, students should be able to research and interpret North Carolina plumbing codes.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-145: Plumbing Measurement and Calculations

This course is designed to contextualize installation and layout measurements, conversions, and pipe slope calculations, that are common to the plumbing industry. Topics include measurement, calculating and converting fractions and whole numbers, transferring print measurements to the worksite, and calculating pipe slopes for various industry layout requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of plumbing measurements, calculations, and pipe slope determination, unique to the plumbing industry.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-150: Plumbing Diagrams

This course introduces sketching diagrams and interpretation of blueprints applicable to the plumbing trades. Emphasis is placed on plumbing plans for domestic and/or commercial buildings. Upon completion, students should be able to sketch plumbing diagrams applicable to the plumbing trades.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-160: Plumbing Estimates

This course covers techniques for estimating quantities of materials and cost of installation for various types of plumbing systems. Topics include design of systems, codes, material take-offs, pricing, and public relations. Upon completion, students should be able to order materials needed for installation from a designed system.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-140; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-211: Commercial/Ind Plumbing

This course covers the installation of various commercial and industrial piping. Topics include piping in steam, gas, air, fire sprinklers, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to select and install various piping systems for a variety of applications.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-212: Advanced Commercial and Industrial Plumbing

This course expands upon commercial water and gas lines that meet specific requirements for commercial and industrial plumbing applications. Topics include plumbing code, galvanized, copper, black steel, cast, and schedule 80 pipe, appropriate industry-accepted rough-in assembly procedures, and sweating and brazing of common fittings and pipes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of rough-in procedures for commercial and industrial water and gas piping in accordance with plumbing schematics and state plumbing codes. null null

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-211; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-214: Backflow Preventer Installation

This course introduces various type of backflow devices commonly used in the plumbing industry along with the associated installation documentation required by local municipalities. Topics include dual check valves, double check valve assemblies, vacuum breakers and reduced principal assemblies, and the associated installation documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate how to properly install, test, and repair backflow devices, and complete the associated installation documentation required by local municipalities.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-120; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-220: Commercial Rough-In Plumbing

This course introduces industry-acceptable rough-in procedures for commercial piping installations. Topics include acceptable commercial plumbing rough-in installation procedures involving cast iron, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), galvanized, steel, and other popular piping materials, in conjunction with various plumbing fixtures commonly used in commercial facilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the proper procedures for properly installing pipes and fittings following layout plans on a commercial plumbing project. null null

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-120; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-225: Commercial Trim-Out Procedures

This course introduces industry-acceptable trim-out procedures associated with commercial plumbing applications. Topics include setting of commercial fixtures including water closets, urinals, water coolers, three compartment sinks, and other fixtures commonly used in commercial facilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to properly install plumbing fixtures utilizing plumbing plans on commercial projects. null null

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-120; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

PLU-230: Concrete Slab Plumbing Rough-In

This course introduces concrete slab plumbing rough-in utilizing commercial fixtures. Topics include concrete slab rough-in utilizing commercial fixtures, pipes, and fixtures commonly found on commercial facility sites. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to properly perform a concrete slab rough-in using commercial fixtures following layout plans for a commercial plumbing project.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PLU-120; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0