Plumbing Training

Plumbing is one of the basic skills that are in demand in the construction and maintenance industry. Plumbing adds comfort, convenience, and sanitation to our modern lives. Water supply is an essential requirement in all homes and buildings. Plumbing is the art of making the water supply system work efficiently. Plumbers are trained in the installation of piping systems and fixing malfunctioning systems. They are specially trained to repair a range of piping systems including water, gas, waste, disposal etc. They perform their work in residential complexes, commercial buildings and public places. In addition, they are educated to install a variety of plumbing fixtures including sinks, bathtubs, toilets, showers, etc.

Plumbing Helper

To complete the Plumbing Helper continuing education certificate you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-9860 Plumbing I, Part 1
  • TEC-9870 Plumbing I, Part 2

Prerequisite: You must complete TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills- General before starting.

Plumbing Technician

After completion of the Plumbing Helper Continuing Education Certificate, you may continue your studies of the trade with our Plumbing Technician Continuing Education Certificate. 

To complete this continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-9880 Plumbing II, Part 1
  • TEC-9890 Plumbing II, Part 2
  • TEC-9900 Plumbing III, Part 1
  • TEC-9910 Plumbing III, Part 2
  • TEC-9920 Plumbing IV, Part 1
  • TEC-9930 Plumbing IV, Part 2

Prerequisite: Before starting this continuing education certificate, you must complete the continuing education certificate for Plumbing Helper

TEC-9860 Plumbing I, Part 1

Students enrolled in this introductory course will be introduced to the plumbing profession. There will be written and performance based assessments on basic tools, plumbing materials, plumbing math, safety, hand tools, and power tools. During this course students will measure, cut, and install plastic piping systems. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills - General

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TEC-9870 Plumbing I, Part 2

This course continues instruction from TEC-9860 Plumbing Level One, Part I. During this course students will receive instruction about and will participate in laboratory exercises for sinks, lavatories, faucets, bathtubs, showers, toilets, urinals, bidets, fountains and water coolers. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: TEC-9860 Plumbing Level I, Part 1

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TEC-9880 Plumbing II, Part 1

The Rolling Offsets are not a hip, new, rock and roll band. They are just one of many skillsets that you will learn in Plumbing II, Part 1 to navigate piping through framing and other obstacles as you hone your plumbing skills. This course builds on concepts and skills learned in Plumbing I. Topics include: plumbing math; reading commercial drawings; structural penetrations, insulation, and fire-stopping; installing and testing DWV piping; installing roof, floor, and area drains. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-9870 Plumbing I, Part 2

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TEC-9890 Plumbing II, Part 2

Have you ever heard of water hammer? It is the banging sound that occurs in pipes when water is shut off suddenly. In Plumbing II, Part 2, learn how to prevent this and other plumbing issues while learning proper installation techniques. This course builds on knowledge and skills learned in Plumbing II, Part 1. Topics include: installing and testing water supply piping, types of valves, installing fixtures and valves, installing water heaters, basic electricity, fuel gas and fuel oil systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-9880 Plumbing II, Part 1

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TEC-9900 Plumbing III, Part 1

The EPA has taken action against municipal sewer systems in violation of the Clean Water Act, reducing pollution and contaminants discharged into public waterways. Plumbers face the challenge of providing potable water and disposing of waste/storm water properly. This course builds on concepts and skills learned in Plumbing II, Part 2. Topics include: applied math, sizing and protecting the water supply system, potable water supply treatment, types of venting, and sizing DWV and storm systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-9890 Plumbing II, Part 2

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TEC-9910 Plumbing III, Part 2

The EPA has taken action against municipal sewer systems in violation of the Clean Water Act, reducing pollution and contaminants discharged into public waterways. Plumbers face the challenge of providing potable water and disposing of waste/storm water properly. This course builds on concepts and skills learned in Plumbing II, Part 2. Topics include: applied math, sizing and protecting the water supply system, potable water supply treatment, types of venting, and sizing DWV and storm systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-9900 Plumbing III, Part 1

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TEC-9920 Plumbing IV, Part 1

The National Center for Construction Education and Research states that "work gets done most efficiently if workers are divided into crews with a common purpose." In Plumbing IV, Part 1, you will learn the skills necessary to be an effective leader as well as plan and schedule work for a crew. Other topics include: water pressure booster and recirculation systems, indirect and special waste, hydronic and solar heating systems, and codes. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-9910 Plumbing III, Part 2

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TEC-9930 Plumbing IV, Part 2

Plumbers, like other service professionals, accrue a vast radius of service miles, traveling from location to location, installing and maintaining multi-faceted systems. In this culminating Plumbing IV, Part 2 course, topics include: private water supply well systems, private waste disposal systems, swimming pools and hot tubs, plumbing for mobile homes and travel trailer parks, introduction to medical gas and vacuum systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-9920 Plumbing IV, Part 1

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Center for Trades and Energy Training

These courses are held at the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) at the Regional Hughesville Campus.
 

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