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WORK PROCESS 

 

Work Process:                                                                       Approximate Process Hours: 

 

Piping and Tubing                                                                   850 - 1000

 

Inspection and Testing                                                            850 - 1000

 

Plumbing Fixtures                                                                   1275 - 1500

 

Water Supply and Distribution                                               1275 - 1500

 

Drainage Waste and Vent Systems and Pumps                      1275 - 1500

 

Welding                                                                                  425 - 500

 

Gas Systems                                                                            850 - 1000

 

Safety                                                                                      425 - 500

 

Related Science, Code and Blueprint Reading                      425 - 500

 

Mathematics and Measurement                                              425 - 500

 

Green Technology                                                                   425 - 500

 

Total Process Hours                                                                8500 - 10000

 


First Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the first year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)               an awareness of the history and heritage of the United Association.  The National Committee recommends that presentations and discussions on heritage and the future of the pipe trades continue throughout the entire period of apprenticeship.

(2)               instruction in the identification and use of tools

(3)               instruction in the proper care of tools

(4)               the training and skills necessary to install all types of pipe, tube, fittings and valves.

(5)               an understanding of job safety and health

(6)               training in soldering and brazing

(7)               training in oxy-fuel cutting

(8)               the fundamentals for solving math problems, and the necessary math for taking pipe measurements

(9)               a knowledge of rigging and signaling

(10)           an introduction to matter, liquids, hydraulics, the science required to understand the work of the pipe trades

(11)           OSHA training 30 hour in construction safety   

FIRST SEMESTER OF FIRST YEAR

COURSE                                  Text                         Hours             

 

Tools and Safety Class           UA text                          49.5

  

Heritage Class                         UA text                           9       

  

Math Class                              UA text                          52

  

Saturday                                  Shop Class                     20

SECOND SEMESTER OF FIRST YEAR

 

COURSE                                  Text                         Hours             

 

Tools and Safety Class           UA text                          54                  

                                  

Science Class                          UA text                          48

  

Saturday Class                        Shop Class                     20

 

 

Total classroom hours for 1st year = 252.5 

Second Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the second year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                 instruction in basic electricity and its practical application on the job

(2)                 instruction in basic refrigeration

(3)                 the ability to understand building plans and specifications

(4)                 training in oxy-acetylene welding

(5)                 training in shielded metal-arc welding

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF SECOND YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours             

 

Basic Refrigeration/                UA text                          52                  

Basic Electricity

 

2nd Year Welding                    UA text                          58.5   

 

Saturday                                  Shop Class                     20      

                                                                                                                   

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF SECOND YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours             

 

Basic Layout Skills                 UA text                          48                        

 

2nd Year Welding                    UA text                          54      

 

Saturday                                  Shop Class                     20

 

 

Total classroom hours for 2nd year = 252.5        

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

Third Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the third year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                the ability to understand building plans and specification

(2)                knowledge and skills necessary to install a complete potable water system

(3)                servicing and repairing of these systems and advanced mathematical work

(4)                knowledge and skills necessary to install a complete sanitary, stormwater, vacuum and graywater drainage system

(5)                human relations and salesmanship

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF THIRD YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                      

 

Water Supply & Pumps          UA text                          52                           

 

Drawing Interpretation 1-7     UA text                          58.5

 

Saturday Class                         Shop Class                    20

                                  

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF THIRD YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                      

 

Drainage                                  UA text                          48                           

 

Guide to Service Work           UA text                          54                           

Chapter 1 & Math Chapters

5 through 8

 

Saturday Class                        Shop Class                      20

 

 

Total classroom hours for 3rd year = 252.5 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the fourth year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                training in the types of plumbing fixtures and how to rough-in and set them

(2)                planning service work troubleshooting plumbing systems

(3)                repair and maintenance of other than standard bathroom fixtures and appliances

(4)                installation of natural and LP gas systems

(5)                principles and requirements of state, local or provincial codes

(6)                an ability to understand technical and isometric drawings

(7)                advanced plan reading and a background in the field of service work, stressing special installations.

(8)                Rigging and hand signal certifications

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF FOURTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                    

 

Prometric License/Iowa             N/A                             48 evening classes/1 night per week           

 

Guide to Service work

Chapters 2-3                            UA text                         58.5                         

 

Rigging Certification/             UA text                          52                          

Hand signal certification            

  

SECOND SEMESTER OF FOURTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                   

 

Advanced Plan Reading &

Related Drawing Chapters

1-4                                           UA text                           48

                         

Gas Installations & Piping

Procedures and Codes                        UA text                           54                         .

 

 

Total classroom hours for 4th year = 260.5 

 

Fifth Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the fifth year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                 general use of codes, and code application

(2)                 skills in advanced drawing and coordination, sketching and sleeve drawings

(3)                 the understanding of medical gas systems and training required to be certified as a qualified brazer/installer

(4)                 the understanding of backflow prevention and cross-connection control and training to be a certified installer/tester

(5)                 the necessary instruction to prepare for a Lincoln City License

(6)                 foreman certification

(7)                 preparation for STAR exam

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF FIFTH YEAR

COURSE                               Text                            Hours             

Med-Gas License                    UA text                          52                

                                                                                                                       

Code Interpretation                UA text                          58.5             

 

Lincoln City License               N/A                               48 evening class, 1 night per week

                                  

SECOND SEMESTER OF FIFTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours             

 

Backflow Prevention              UA text                          54 

 

UA Plumbing STAR              UA text                           54

 

Foreman Class 20 hours          UA text                          48 evening class, 1 night per week

 

 

Total hours for 5th year =   314.5 

 

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