Prepare for an entry-level career as a plumber.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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FastForward Credential Program

Program Information

Introduction to Construction

Begin your career in the skilled trades with a strong foundation! Previously known as “core craft skills,” this entry-level course is the recommended first course for all trades students and a prerequisite to most specialty courses. Topics include basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills and material handling. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Introduction to Construction credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Contact Hours: 40

Plumbing - Level 1
Master the basic concepts to prepare for entry-level employment in the plumbing industry. Topics include the plumbing profession, plumbing safety, tools of the trade, plumbing math, drawings, pipe and fitting types (plastic, copper, cast-iron and steel), fixtures, and an overview of drain, waste and vent (DWV) systems and water distribution systems.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Construction.

Contact Hours: 110

Plumbing - Level 2
Continue your education as a plumber with this second level of training. Topics include reading commercial drawings; structural penetrations, insulation and fire stopping; installing and testing DWV piping; installing roof, floor and area drains; installing and testing water supply piping; types of valves; installing fixtures and valves; installing water heaters; basic electricity; and fuel gas and fuel oil systems.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Plumbing - Level 1.

Contact Hours: 145

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