Course Catalog - Plumbing and Pipefitting

Construction Careers Academy

Architecture and Construction - Plumbing and Pipefitting

Business & Industry Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)

 

Principles of Construction M (9-10) #8096

Principles of Construction is intended to provide an introduction and lay a solid foundation for those students entering the construction or craft skilled areas. The course provides a strong knowledge of construction safety, construction mathematics, and common hand and power tools.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Plumbing Technology I M (11-12) #8119

Plumbing Technology I D (11-12) #8132

Students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the industry as a plumbing apprentice, building maintenance technician, or supervisor or prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in industry workplace basics and employer/ customer expectations, including how to use a plumbing code book; how to identify and use power and hand tools; how to be safe on the jobsite and when using hand and power tools; how to apply basic plumbing mathematics and plumbing drawing; and how to identify, fit, and use plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and corrugated stainless steel pipe. In addition, students will be introduced to gas, drainage, and water supply systems and continue their knowledge of workplace basics and green technologies.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Plumbing Technology II M (12) #8120

Plumbing Technology II D (12) #8144

Students will gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter the industry as a plumber, building maintenance technician, or supervisor or prepare for a postsecondary degree in mechanical engineering. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in plumbing codes, industry workplace basics, and employer/customer expectations, including tool and jobsite safety, advanced plumbing mathematics, commercial drawings, basic electricity, hanger installation, supports and structural penetrations, roof drains, fixture installation, valves and faucets, and oxy-fuel safety. Students will also learn about setup, cutting, brazing and welding water system sizing; gas, drain, waste and vent installation and testing; and water heater installation

PR: Plumbing Technology I

SEM: 2 CR: 2

 

Practicum in Construction Technology - Plumbing M (12) #8165

Practicum in Construction Technology - Plumbing D (12) #8185

Students will develop a management plan for a project or an activity. They will apply the appropriate codes, laws, standards, or regulations related to a research and development project. This will include applying communication, mathematics, and science knowledge and skills to the construction activities.

PR: Construction Technology II, Electrical Technology II; or Plumbing Technology I

SEM: 2 CR: 2