Plumbing Program Outcomes

  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, hangers, cement, and plastic solvent, soldering, brazing and welding equipment.
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools.
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Hang steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.
  • Install pipe assemblies, fitting, valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools.
  • Install underground storm, sanitary and water piping systems and extend piping to connect fixtures and plumbing to these systems.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing, replace defective washers, replace or mend broken pipes, and opening cogged drains.
  • Interpret building plans and inspect structures to assess material and equipment needs.
  • Determine the material, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses and repairs.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of blueprint reading, the plumbing code, math and theory.
  • Must be able to understand detailed written and verbal communication.