The Plumbing Pre-Apprentice online educational course is an affordable introductory course designed to help entry-level plumbing workers be productive as helpers, and assist in determining an appropriate career training path. The course offers an in-depth introduction into plumbing definitions & principles, customer service & soft skills, safety, science & math, plumbing systems & products, and troubleshooting fixtures & gas.

Course Description
Course Credential: Certificate

During this seven-module course, participants will learn what is required to pursue a career in the plumbing industry, as well as key skills and techniques to help them succeed. Students must complete the 7-module course in 4 months (120 days).

Course Modules and Detailed Outline

Module 1: Foundations
Plumbing Definition, Types of Work and Impact on History
Plumbing Responsibility and the Purpose of Codes and Licensing
Plumbing Basic Principles and Skills
Customer Service & Soft Skills

Module 2: Safety
General Jobsite Safety
EMS Services and Training
Fire Protection and Electrical Lockout/Tagout
Tool Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
Electric Shock

Modules 3a & 3b: Science and Math
Water, Air, Gas and Electricity
Math Problem Solving Process
Measurements and Dimensions

Module 4: Plumbing Systems and Products
Drains, Sewers, Stacks & Vents
Valves & Pumps
Leaks and Stoppages

Module 5: Troubleshooting (Fixtures)
Sinks, Faucets, and Disposers
Toilets and Bidets
Bathtubs and Lavatories
Module 6: Troubleshooting (Gas)
Fuel Gases and Gas Systems
Gas Safety