Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal for residential, commercial and industrial building application. They are employed in maintenance departments by plumbing contractors or may be self-employed. Plumbing services continue to be in high demand and journeyman plumbers receive high financial compensation for their work.
Students in this course will receive information on safety, rigging, hand and power tools, meters and regulators and an overview of plumbing codes. The majority of course content will involve hands-on training on ABS and PVC piping, copper, steel, and PEX. Topics include soldering, flaring, brazing, threading, grooving, and natural and propane gas handling. In addition, students are instructed in maintenance and repair procedures and bathroom and kitchen fixture installation.
This course is designed to prepare a person for an apprenticeship job in the Plumbing Trade.
Students will be required to purchase materials from the NAIT Bookstore and have steel-toed boots and safety glasses. (Gloves are optional)
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