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Plumbing Apprentice

Course Descriptions
DATC Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2017, Required Hours: 720)

PLAP 0000 - Plumbing Apprentice Orientation 0 Hours
 
PLAP 1011 - Plumbing 1A 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn the history and importance of plumbing, general health and safety, pipe fittings, and mathematics. Students will learn the job requirements of the plumbing industry and develop workplace relations and job seeking skills. Students will also learn about the hand tools, power tools, and equipment used in the industry. As part of the course, administration, definitions, and general regulations of the International Plumbing Code will be included. In addition to regular coursework, students will have the option of becoming certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  
PLAP 1012 - Plumbing 1B 90 Hours
In this course, students will learn industry mathematics including standard weight pipe, copper tubing, plastic pipe, welded steel piping, and allowances for threaded pipe and copper fittings and weld-type fittings. Students will also learn equal spacing, angles in plumbing, offset, diagonal and rise or run, solving angle problems, and Wye and Tee-wye assemblies. In addition, students will learn about fixture faucets and fittings with the International Plumbing Code, as well as fixture and appliance installation, system maintenance and repair, and water and sewage treatment plants.  
PLAP 1021 - Plumbing 2A 90 Hours
In this course, students will learn administration, definitions, general regulations, fixtures, faucets and fixtures, water heaters, water supply and distribution for International Plumbing Code. They will also learn water systems, joining pipes, and private water systems for residential plumbing. Students will learn blueprint reading, sketches and diagrams for Plumbers, and rough-in locations. Finally, students will learn how to set toilets, including wall-hung, floor mount and urinals, install sinks, and repair valves.  
PLAP 1022 - Plumbing 2B 90 Hours
In this course students will learn secondary drainage, indirect and special waste, and vents as they are defined in the International Plumbing Code. Students will also learn drainage systems, septic systems, and water treatment as they apply to residential plumbing. Students will cover mathematic concepts to included: grade, percent grade, drop and run, elevation and grade, elevation in a plan view pipe diagram, 45-degree offsets in parallel, and rolling offsets.  
PLAP 1031 - Plumbing 3A 90 Hours
In this course, students will learn general regulations, fixtures, faucets and fixtures for the International Plumbing Code. They will also learn water heating, Vents, combustible air, chimney, and vents in the International Mechanical Code. Students will study rectangular solids, cylinders, and spheres in mathematics. Finally, students will learn how join PVC pipes and fittings, soldering copper pipes and fittings.  
PLAP 1032 - Plumbing 3B 90 Hours
In the International Plumbing Code, students will review vents, commercial applications, indirect waste, commercial/industrial waste applications, water supply and distribution, and special piping and storage systems. Special piping and storage systems will also be included. In the International Fuel and Gas Code, students will learn pipe materials, sizing, gas valves and controls, installation requirements, appliance connections, and supplemental and standby gas supplies.  
PLAP 1041 - Plumbing 4A 90 Hours
In this course, students will learn traps and commercial applications, storm drainage for the International Plumbing Code. As part of the International Mechanical Code, students will study boilers, water heaters, and pressure vessels. Welding safety, Oxy-acetylene cutting SMAW (ARC) welding, and GMAW (TIG) welding will also be included in the course content as it applies to the plumbing industry. In addition Plumbing trade formulas will be reviewed.  
PLAP 1042 - Plumbing 4B 90 Hours
As part of the International Mechanical Code, students will learn about boilers, water heaters, pressure vessels, refrigeration, and hydronic piping. In the International Plumbing Code, students will review all applicables in preparation for the Utah Journeyman license written exam. The study of hydronics systems, including radiant floor heating, distribution and piping systems, expansion tanks, air removal, and auxiliary heating loads will be included as part of the course content. Extensive laboratory work will be spent on projects to simulate the Utah Journeyman license practical exam.  
PLAP 0900 - Plumbing: Basic Introduction I 90 Hours
This course provides students with a basic introduction to the plumbing industry. Students will learn how to properly care for and use basic hand and power tools as well as many of the safety precautions related to the construction site and the building plumbing system. Students will become familiar with the basics of reading blueprints. Students will be introduced to the installation and testing requirements of water distribution and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems. Students will also gain a basic level experience in the installation of typical plumbing fixtures.  
PLAP 0901 - Plumbing: Basic Introduction II 90 Hours
This course provides students with a basic introduction to the plumbing industry. Students will learn how to properly care for and use basic hand and power tools as well as many of the safety precautions related to the construction site and the building plumbing system. Students will become familiar with the basics of reading blueprints. Students will be introduced to the installation and testing requirements of water distribution and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems. Students will also gain a basic level experience in the installation of typical plumbing fixtures.  
PLAP 0902 - Plumbing: Basic Introduction III 90 Hours
This course provides students with a basic introduction to the plumbing industry. Students will learn how to properly care for and use basic hand and power tools as well as many of the safety precautions related to the construction site and the building plumbing system. Students will become familiar with the basics of reading blueprints. Students will be introduced to the installation and testing requirements of water distribution and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems. Students will also gain a basic level experience in the installation of typical plumbing fixtures.  
PLAP 0903 - Plumbing: Intermediate Introduction I 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry. Students will learn how to properly care for and use additional hand and power tools. Students will review the building permitting and inspection process for various local jurisdictions. Students will be introduced to the general requirements of the state-adopted plumbing codes. Students will enhance their blueprint reading skills. Students will also continue their study and practice of the installation and testing of water distribution and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems to include design considerations. Students will gain additional skills in the installation of plumbing fixtures and learn the basics of servicing and repairing these fixtures.  
PLAP 0904 - Plumbing: Intermediate Introduction II 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry. Students will learn how to properly care for and use additional hand and power tools. Students will review the building permitting and inspection process for various local jurisdictions. Students will be introduced to the general requirements of the state-adopted plumbing codes. Students will enhance their blueprint reading skills. Students will also continue their study and practice of the installation and testing of water distribution and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems to include design considerations. Students will gain additional skills in the installation of plumbing fixtures and learn the basics of servicing and repairing these fixtures.  
PLAP 0905 - Plumbing: Intermediate Introduction III 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry. Students will learn how to properly care for and use additional hand and power tools. Students will review the building permitting and inspection process for various local jurisdictions. Students will be introduced to the general requirements of the state-adopted plumbing codes. Students will enhance their blueprint reading skills. Students will also continue their study and practice of the installation and testing of water distribution and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems to include design considerations. Students will gain additional skills in the installation of plumbing fixtures and learn the basics of servicing and repairing these fixtures.  
PLAP 0906 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction I 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.  
PLAP 0907 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction II 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.  
PLAP 0908 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction III 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.  
PLAP 0909 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction IV 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.  
PLAP 0910 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction V 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.  
PLAP 0911 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction VI 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.  
PLAP 0912 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction VII 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.  
PLAP 0913 - Plumbing: Advanced Introduction VIII 90 Hours
This course expands the students’ knowledge of the plumbing industry by introducing them to the state regulations and employment market. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the design considerations of the water distribution and drain, waste, and vent systems, students will also develop additional skills in the service and repair of more complex plumbing fixtures and apparatuses. Students will also review the state statutes and rules related to the plumbing industry and complete the state apprentice license application in preparation for employment in the industry.