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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

Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

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; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Introduction to Construction Technology  

An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop skills and knowledge related to building construction. This lesson includes a summary of math and science concepts important to building professionals as well as applications of modern technologies to the construction workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.

Lesson 3: Safety, Tools and Fixtures  

Students will learn about standard safety practices required on construction-related job sites and specific safety practices required for plumbing applications. Lesson coverage instructs students on the identification and safe application of tools used by plumbers and the construction and application of plumbing components.

Lesson 4: The Technical Aspects of Plumbing  

This lesson focuses on technical skills required to become a competent plumbing professional. Instruction is provided on basic math skills applied to plumbing practices, print reading and interpretation, and some basic scientific principles related to fluid and pressure.

Lesson 5: Preparing to Install Plumbing Systems  

The practices required to safely prepare the job site for a plumbing installation. Students will learn how to safely lift and position materials, proper excavation techniques and the preparation required for soldering and brazing operations. This lesson also describes plumbing codes and their interpretation and application.

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Program Description

The Plumbing program provides students with a basic understanding of the materials, tools and processes used by plumbing professionals to complete residential and light-commercial plumbing assignments. Students learn safe-work practices, hand and power tool identification and operation, as well as the common fixtures and components used to assemble water and waste systems. The program also provides instruction on the design and installation of standard plumbing systems, plumbing applications to HVAC systems and specialty systems for recreation and irrigation.

Program Objectives

After completing the Plumbing program, students will be able to:

  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.

Tap into your potential

Plumbing careers are growing steadily, and earning your diploma in plumbing could be your first step toward success in a competitive job market. But it certainly won't be the only step. That's why we provide students with a full range of innovative Career Tools, from resume workshops to personalized career guidance and even one-on-one interview training.

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