PLU 101 - Introduction to Plumbing

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to plumbing. Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn the tools of the trade, plumbing safety, how to solder and braze copper tubing, piping skills and trade mathematics. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into MTH 23 and ENG 11/111 or co-enrollment in the recommended developmental Math and English course.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Explain construction safety.
  • Describe basic brazing and soldering techniques.
  • Identify plumbing tools.
  • Demonstrate how to safely use hand tools.
  • Apply safety procedures on a jobsite.
  • Perform basic brazing and soldering on copper tubing.
  • Distinguish the relationship between attendance and tardiness to a job.
  • Relate the consequences for not observing safety.
Human Dimension:
  • Recognize how your decisions will affect others.
  • Reflect on the effects of work ethic.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Recognize the variety of job opportunities as a plumber.
  • Recognize the need for water purity in the plumbing industry.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Apply course concepts to real life situations.