Printed on 7/23/2024

Pipe Trades Principles

20-476-2 Certificate (C) 8 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

With this certificate, you’ll receive an introduction to the pipe trades and will get hands-on experience using some of the tools and skills required to join pipes and piping systems. You’ll explore career options in plumbing, steam fitting, sprinkler fitting and HVAC piping while developing basic work safety habits, such as learning to prevent, evaluate and control construction site safety hazards. Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to use basic pipe trades terminology, demonstrate many basic practices for pipe trade processes and will receive a Department of Labor OSHA Construction Safety and Health 30-hour completion card.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (8 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Construction Trades Safety
    10-449-180
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10449180
    • Credits: 2.00

    Teaches skills to recognize, evaluate and control construction site hazards. Includes personal protective equipment and how to perform construction tasks safely. Describes hazards of work and basic approaches to working safely. Introduces OSHA-mandated Lockout/Tagout procedures and prepares learners for additional detailed safety training. Upon successful completion, the student will receive a Department of Labor OSHA Construction Safety and Health 30-hour completion card.

  • Introduction to Pipe Trades Careers
    31-476-301
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31476301
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the plumbing, steamfitting, sprinkler fitting, and HVAC piping trades. Explores trade terminology and component identification necessary to meet the basic skills in the pipe trade industry.

  • Pipe Joining Processes
    31-476-305
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31476305
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to the tools and skills required to join plastic and copper piping systems using sweating, brazing, solvent welding. Also covers various PEX joining methods.

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