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Online plumbing courses curriculum

Unlike many other online plumbing courses, our program is developed by practicing professionals. That means it has a curriculum that is not only comprehensive and practical, but it is also instantly applicable to any plumbing job. In each class, you will start with important fundamentals and move on to advanced, hands-on procedures.

Curriculum Lessons

Plumbing Orientation  

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
  • Describe the concepts, technologies, safe work practices, and protective gear used by those in the construction technology field.

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Plumbing Technology  

In this course, you’ll review the various tools, instruments, plans, mathematics, and safe work practices used by professional plumbers. You’ll also learn about the purpose and application of building and plumbing codes, as well as how to excavate a job site to prepare it for a plumbing installation.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Identify the tools, mathematics, plan types, and safe work practices used by plumbers.
  • Describe the characteristics of fluids under pressure in water systems.
  • Explain how to apply code requirements to plumbing installations.
  • Summarize how to prepare a job site for a plumbing installation.

Lesson Group 2: Plumbing Systems Design and Installation  

This course begins with a description of the various components that comprise the plumbing system, such as fixtures, piping and fittings, valves, meters, and water heaters. Then, you’ll learn how to design, install, and test a plumbing system and water supply piping and features.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Compare and contrast different types of wells, pumps, pipes, fittings, valves, meters, and heaters.
  • Explain how to design, install, and test an efficient plumbing system.
  • Identify the role of supporting pipe.
  • Describe how to install water supply piping and fixtures.

Lesson Group 3: Specialty Systems, Remodeling, and Career Development  

In this course, you’ll learn about the plumber’s role in septic and stormwater removal, as well as HVAC installations and recreational and irrigation systems, such as hot tubs and lawn sprinklers. You’ll also learn how to identify, confirm, and fix problems regarding plumbing systems and manage remodeling jobs. Finally, you’ll review the history of plumbing and career opportunities for the trained professional.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Define the role of a plumber in septic and stormwater removal, HVAC systems, and recreational and irrigation systems.
  • Explain how to identify and fix drain-waste-vent and water supply problems.
  • Identify opportunities for trained technicians in the plumbing industry.
  • Summarize the history of plumbing.

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Program Description

The Plumber certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of the skills expected of plumbers. You’ll learn different tools; procedures; technical aspects; components; designs; and installing, remodeling, and repair techniques concerning plumbing systems.

Program Objectives

After completing the Plumber certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the basic materials and tools used for standard residential plumbing projects and describe how they are applied as part of the construction and home-repair process.
  2. Outline the basic concepts and rules of construction safety and list the types of personal protective equipment used by construction technicians to stay safe on the job site.
  3. Perform the essential math, print-reading functions, and interpretation of plumbing codes required to execute standard plumbing services.
  4. Describe the components and assembly techniques required for the construction of standard piping and water supply systems.
  5. Describe the application and installation of standard plumbing fixtures and water-based appliances.
  6. Outline the plumbing systems required for related building systems such as HVAC, pools, and irrigation systems.
  7. Describe the career opportunities available in the plumbing profession and identify the key work characteristics of successful plumbers.

Tapping into career opportunities

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

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