PHCC Academy Plumbing Pre-Apprentice Course


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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 Credential: Certificate

During this six-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 6-module course in 4 months (120 days).

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

Module 3: Science and Math

  • Water and Water Sources
  • Plumbing Traps
  • Electricity
  • Power Supply Voltage and Arrangements
  • Circuit Protection
  • Electrical Test Equipment and Troubleshooting
  • Math Problem Solving Process
  • Measurements and Dimensions

Module 4: Plumbing Systems and Products

  • Building Drains
  • Building Sewers
  • Stacks
  • Vents
  • Cast Iron Piping
  • Copper Tubing
  • Plastic Piping
  • Steel Piping
  • Poly Piping
  • 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 System Installation
  • Water Heaters & Hydronic Heating
  • Gas Safety & Ventilation