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We offer 469 courses at Northwest Technical College. Select a subject below to get a listing of the courses in that subject. Click on a course to see the description and detailed information about the course. To see when these classes are available to take, please see the Current Class Schedule.

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PLHE 1091

Plumbing Design and Installation I

Credits: 3

Description: This course covers practical experience in the installation of sewers and drain piping by laying out piping trenches, excavating trenches, using a builder's level to establish grade and elevations of the piping, and backfilling trenches in a safe and efficient manner. Prerequisite(s): None

Credit Breakdown: 2/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate self-development skills.
  3. Demonstrate technology skills.
  4. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.


  1. practice safe work habits
  2. identify sewer/storm drain construction
  3. install and repair sewer/storm drainage systems
  4. identify plumbing system tests procedure list
  5. identify plumbing fixture installation procedures
  6. identify residential plumbing fixtures installation procedures
  7. calculate pressure piping flow rate
  8. list plumbing system tests/inspections procedures
  9. identify plumbing fixture installation procedures

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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