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