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Plumbing Advanced Applications

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This Plumbing Advanced Applications Certificate introduces the NCCER Plumbing level three and level four advanced skills for the plumbing trades to include applied math, sizing and protecting the water supply system, potable water Supply treatment, types of venting, sizing Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) and storm systems, sewage sumps and sump pump, corrosive-resistant waste piping, compressed air, and service plumbing. Additional focus on business principles for plumbers, introductory skills for the crew leader, water pressure booster and recirculation systems, indirect and special waste, and hydronic and solar heating systems and practices for plumbing.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Plumbing Advanced Applications certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Interpret construction documents using industry standards in the advanced plumbing trades (e.g., sizing and protecting the water supply system, potable water Supply treatment, hydronic and solar heating systems)
  • Research, interpret, and apply appropriate building and structural codes in advanced plumbing
  • Discuss the restrictions, standards, and requirements governing the plumbing industry
  • Apply the international fuel gas code requirements to plumbing systems
  • Estimate the materials and labor for an advanced plumbing project
  • Formulate a construction safety and loss prevention program
  • Explain advanced plumbing techniques required for certification in NCCER Plumbing Level III (e.g., repairing water supply systems, installing water-conditioning equipment) and Level IV (e.g., hydronic and solar heating systems, installing swimming pool systems)

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