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Plumbing Apprentice

50-427-5 Apprenticeship (A) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Plumbers work on residential, commercial and industrial projects providing potable water and sanitary drain and vent systems. In this program, you will learn the proper installation techniques for these systems, and through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, you’ll gain the skills to install the associated piping, fittings and fixtures, and the code knowledge related to the trade. You’ll also learn to plan and lay out plumbing systems around the work of other trades. This program involves both paid and unpaid instruction. Plumbing apprenticeship leads to a well-paid career while being paid to learn.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Occupational Specific (16 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Sanitary Drains 1
50-427-751
2
Plumbing related instruction of sanitary drain systems. Course includes a review of codes and trade practices related to sanitary drains, drainage systems, components and applications.
Vents and Venting Systems
50-427-752
2
This course is designed to provide the apprentice with the skills to identify and design sanitary vent piping in a plumbing system in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. The course focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.
Water Distribution 1
50-427-753
2
This course provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install and service various applications for water supply systems that are listed in plumbing codes. Apprentices will use the code language and tables in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. Course topics will include commercial to single family and private well systems. The course focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.
Water Distribution 2
50-427-754
2
This course provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install and service cross connection controls, water treatment equipment and multi-purpose piping systems in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. The course focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.
Sanitary Drains 2
50-427-755
2
This course provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install and service various applications for storm water, clear water, and drainage systems. Apprentices will use the code language and tables in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. The course focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.
Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS)
50-427-756
2
This course provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install and service various applications for private onsite wastewater treatment systems that are listed in plumbing codes or individual component manuals. Apprentices will use the code language and tables in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. Other topics will include pretreatment, soil evaluation, site planning and new technologies. The course focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, work sheets, and evaluations.
Green Plumbing Applications
50-427-757
2
This course provides plumbing apprentices with an introduction to green applications and prepares students to take certification exams.
Plumbing Advanced Topics/TSA
50-427-758
2
This course provides the apprentice with the opportunity to select and complete an applied plumbing project in collaboration with the instructor. Projects will apply the skills required to identify, design, install and service various plumbing applications that are listed in plumbing codes. Apprentices will use the code language and tables in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. The course builds upon the theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles addressed in previous coursework to support completing an applied hands-on project.

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