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PLHE 1190

Plumbing Certifications

Credits: 3

Description: This course provides the advanced plumbing/HVAC learner a review of all aspects related to the design of drainage, waste, venting and water distribution systems. Focus and emphasis is placed on preparing the learner for advanced credentialing as plumbing and HVAC craftsman. Specific industry related certifications will be identified throughout this course thus allowing the learner the necessary plumbing/HVAC employment skills. Prerequisite(s): None

Credit Breakdown: 3/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


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

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate global/environmental perspective.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  3. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  4. Demonstrate career/computation skills.
  5. Demonstrate technology skills.


  1. identify plumbing/HVAc code terms
  2. define code related terms for DWV commercial / residential design systems
  3. define code related terms for water supply systems for commercial / residential design systems
  4. Acquire and enhance code calculation skills for drainage, waste, and venting design
  5. Chart sizing demands for drainage systems
  6. Chart sizing demands for water piping systems
  7. Follow state and industry for licences requirements
  8. Correlate industry required crendentials
  9. understand and demonstrate professionalism

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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