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Course details and registration information

Plumbing and Pipefitting Level 1
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Registered Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprentices
Level 1 introduces the basics of the plumbing and pipefitting trades, including math, welding, safety, OSHA regulations, the use and care of tools, piping and associated fittings, rigging, soldering and brazing, and plumbing codes . These occupational skills are necessary for work as an apprentice in plumbing and pipefitting. Apprentices generally work in construction environments. Potential hazards include but are not limited to extreme temperatures, dust, noise, and other hazards found on construction sites.
Course Objectives
  1. have an understanding of UA Heritage, Jobsite Safety, Use and Care of Tools, Trade Math, Pipe and Associated Fittings, Soldering and Brazing, Rigging, and Basics of the Plumbing Code.
Outline of Instruction
  1. UA Heritage
  2. Excel
  3. OSHA 30
  4. Use and Care of Tools
  5. Math
  6. Pipe Fittings, Valves, Supports and Fasteners
  7. Soldering and Brazing
  8. Rigging Qualifications
  9. Piping Materials
  10. Plumbing Code
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Students who successfully complete the requirements for this course receive credit toward completion of the first year of training as a Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprentice.
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Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. See Outline of Instruction
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Supplied by Mechanical Trades Carolina
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Must have access to Plumbing and Pipefitting Lab to perform hands on assessments
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Pass all written exams with a minimum grade of 70%
  4. Successfully complete hands on demonstrations of skills
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Registered Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprentices
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Plumber, Pipefitter
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Plumber
  • Pipefitter
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Course Contact Information
Michael Moore