Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall

Award
Diploma
1 year (2 terms)

Industry endorsements earned
OSHA 10-General Construction; Adult First Aid with CPR.

The Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship program provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students preparing to enter the plumbing industry. Classes in the first semester focus on safety, hand and power tools, materials, pipe joining methods, code book layout, plan and print reading, and trade calculations. Hands-on classes concentrate on pipe joining, pipe materials and basic pipe fitting practices.

The second semester covers plumbing code requirements, installation requirements for drain, waste and vent systems, water pipe systems, gas pipe systems, gas venting systems, cross connection and backflow prevention. The hands-on class includes design and construction of a three-fixture washroom group and testing and troubleshooting backflow prevention devices.

Career opportunities: plumbing installation technician; plumbing maintenance technician; plumbing service technician; plumbing apprenticeship program.

For gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information, visit www.kirkwood.edu/gainfulemployment.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

MAT-737

Applied Plumbing Math

3

PLU-130

Plumbing Theory I

6

PLU-140

Plumbing Practices I

4

PLU-148

Plan & Print Reading for Plumbing

2

PLU-932

Internship

2

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

MAT-738

Applied Plumbing Math II

1

PLU-132

Plumbing Theory II

8

PLU-142

Plumbing Practices II

4

PLU-150

Plumbing Plan & Print Reading II

2

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Communications Course

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

35

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