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Plumbing Technology
1-year Diploma

The Plumbing Technology program provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students preparing to enter the plumbing industry.

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Plumbing Technology

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FIRST SEMESTER
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.

SECOND SEMESTER
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.


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Industrial Technologies | 101 Jones Hall | 319-398-4983 | indtech@kirkwood.edu