PHCC Plumbing Pre-Apprentice Course

The Plumbing Pre-Apprentice online educational course is an affordable introductory course designed to help entry-level plumbing workers be productive as helpers, and assist in determining an appropriate career training path. The course offers an in-depth introduction into plumbing definitions & principles, customer service & soft skills, safety, science & math, plumbing systems & products, and troubleshooting fixtures & gas.

Course Credential: Certificate
During this six-module course, participants will learn what is required to pursue a career in the plumbing industry, as well as key skills and techniques to help them succeed. Students must complete the 6-module course in 4 months (120 days).


Module 1: Foundations
• Plumbing Definition, Types of Work and Impact on History
• Plumbing Responsibility and the Purpose of Codes and Licensing
• Plumbing Basic Principles and Skills
• Customer Service & Soft Skills

Module 2: Safety
• General Jobsite Safety
• EMS Services and Training
• Fire Protection and Electrical Lockout/Tagout
• Tool Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
• Electric Shock

Module 3: Science and Math
• Water and Water Sources
• Plumbing Traps
• Electricity
• Power Supply Voltage and Arrangements
• Circuit Protection
• Electrical Test Equipment and Troubleshooting
• Math Problem Solving Process
• Measurements and Dimensions

Module 4: Plumbing Systems and Products
• Building Drains
• Building Sewers
• Stacks
• Vents
• Cast Iron Piping
• Copper Tubing
• Plastic Piping
• Steel Piping
• Poly Piping
• Valves
• Pumps
• Leaks and Stoppages

Module 5: Troubleshooting (Fixtures)
• Sinks, Faucets, and Disposers
• Toilets and Bidets
• Bathtubs and Lavatories

Module 6: Troubleshooting (Gas)
• Fuel Gases and Gas Systems
• Gas System Installation
• Water Heaters & Hydronic Heating
• Gas Safety & Ventilation



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