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Plumbing 1

In this hands-on focused plumbing course, students will prepare for a career in the skilled trades. Through actual planning and building, this class will help you run water supply lines and sewer drain lines. Topics covered include: job site safety, drafting, plumbing and pipe-fitting codes and fundamentals.

Course Standards:

  • Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics — Standards for Mathematical Practice

Course Assessment(s):

  • Safety Tests (100% accuracy)
  • Summative assessments
  • Project assessments
  • Employability skills
  • Formative assessments

Course Outline (including Unit(s) of Time and Objectives):

Unit 1 The Trades of Plumbing and Pipe-fitting (5 hours)

  • Plumbing and pipe-fitting; basic regulations, codes, and standards; interpreting construction drawings and specifications.

Unit 2 Plumbing and Pipe-Fitting Tools (2 hours)

  • Job and tool safety; identifying and using tools for layout; pipe-joint assembly, finishing, testing, and maintenance.

Unit 3 Plumbing Fittings (5 hours)

  • Patterns of fittings; mathematical skills used in plumbing; calculating pipe sizes.

Unit 4 Waste Systems for Plumbers, Part 1 (6 hours)

  • Disposal systems; determining the grade of a drain.

Unit 5 Water Supply Systems (8 hours)

  • Tools used on water supply systems; water pressure;

Unit 6 Plumbing Connections (8 hours)

  • Soldering; Gluing; uses of copper tubing; uses of PVC and PEX; uses of ABS;

Unit 7 Careers in Plumbing and Pipe-fitting (6 hours)

  • I will research and report on the current job market, salaries, and possible routes of education and methods of advancement
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