ATPL-1000 Care and Use of Tools

2 Credits

Identifies the hand and power tools used in the plumbing industry and discusses the operation and respective safety concerns as prescribed in the standards found in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and in the manufacturer's specifications.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1010 Soldering and Brazing

2 Credits

Basic principles of joining tubing used in domestic water and medical gas installations. In addition, discussion of the principles and practices used in soldering and brazing applications.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1030 State of Ohio Plumbing Code I

2 Credits

Introduction to the State of Ohio code for plumbing. Covers general regulations, definitions and specific installations including hot water tanks and storm water systems.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1040 Plumbing Heritage

2 Credits

Introduction to labor history and the roles of the apprenticeship, apprentice, journeyperson, local union and union contractors in the construction industry. Also discusses good work habits and skills needed to excel in the construction industry.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1050 Construction Drawings

2 Credits

Covers residential bluepritn reading as applied to mechanical and architectural trades. Includes sections explaining the use of various plans (site, foundation, floor) with building sections and details.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumber's apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1060 Medical Gas

2 Credits

Certification course that studies the installation, maintenance and safety concerns of medical gas and its environmental effects.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1070 Pipe Fittings, Valves, and Supports

2 Credits

Identifies the pipe, pipe fittings, valves and supports that are used in the plumbing trade and discusses the fabrication and installation methods that are required for proper and safe installations.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1210 State of Ohio Plumbing Code II

2 Credits

A study of the State of Ohio Plumbing Code with concentration on governing provisions of venting materials, design, construction, and installation of venting systems. In addition, code provisions covering fixtures, faucets and fittings, special health care regulations, and indirect waste systems are included.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1220 Gas Systems

2 Credits

Study of the procedures followed in the installation of natural gas systems, pipe sizing, safety and the repair of natural gas systems.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumber's apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1230 Water Supply

2 Credits

Overview of potable water from its source to its end use. Includes discussion of water treatment, water mains, service and building water systems including water system layout, installation and maintenance, and different effects of the introduction of heat to potable water.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1800 Special Topics: Confined Space

1 Credit

Introduction to hazards and dangers of working in confined space. Hazards include limited means of egress with limited natural ventilation that are not meant for continuous occupancy and permit required work areas will be examined. In addition, an introduction to Material Safety Data Sheets and their use to reduce chemical accidents in the workplace will be covered. Use of proper safety procedures and safety equipment as prescribed by OSHA and/or safety enforcement agencies will be emphasized. This course will train the student to be a competent person in trenching and excavation according to OSHA standards. The course will cover all OSHA related sections, soil mechanics and testing, job planning and protective systems required in the pipe trades industry.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers' apprenticeship program.

ATPL-1807 Special Topics: OSHA 510

2 Credits

This course identifies the hand and power tools used in the plumbing industry and discusses the operation and respective safety concerns as prescribed in the standards found in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)specifications and in the manufacturer's specifications.

Lecture: 2 hours

ATPL-1809 Special Topics: Plumbing Gas Systems

2 Credits

This course is the study of the procedures followed in the installation of natural gas systems, pipe sizing, safety and the repair of natural gas systems.

Lecture: 2 hours

ATPL-2320 State of Ohio Plumbing Code III

2 Credits

Review of the State of Ohio Plumbing Codes I & II with the study of storm and sanitary drainage.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2350 Electricity for Plumbers

2 Credits

Fundamentals of electricity for the plumbing trade. Covers safety, transformers, direct and alternating current, and basic controls. Discussion of motors and troubleshooting exercises.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2360 Green Plumbing Systems

1 Credit

Fundamentals of sustainable design, green building practices and installation procedures that are used in the plumbing industry. Includes applied green awareness and function with respect to the conservation and recycling of potable water and the reuse of storm and sanitary water disposal systems.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumber's apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2410 City & State Backflow Cert

2 Credits

Preparation to test and repair various backflow prevention devices that are used to protect the public water supply.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2430 Trench & Excavation Safety

1 Credit

Introduction to hazards and dangers of working in confined spaces. Examination of spaces with limited means of egress and limited natural ventilation that are not meant for continuous occupancy and examination of permit-required work areas with compliance to OSHA standards.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2440 City of Cleveland Plumbing License

1 Credit

Certification course identifies the natural gases that are installed for application in the medical industry and discusses their environmental effects. Discussion of methods of installation and maintenance while addressing safety concerns with installations.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2510 Pumps

2 Credits

Pumps, pump theory, and different systems used to pump various viscous liquids in plumbing systems. Reviews basic electricity and applies that knowledge to sequence of operations of pumping controls. Includes pump installation and alignment procedures and safety.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2550 Plumbing Service & Procedures

2 Credits

Discusses the service division of the plumbing industry including customer service and salesmanship. Includes sections explaining maintenance and servicing of drains, faucets, valves and hot water.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to the Plumber's apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2560 Foreman Certification

2 Credits

Discussion on the responsibilities of foremanship including leadership roles to the employer and to the respective labor organization. Covers methods of handling job and labor disputes using effective communication techniques, efficient work practices and attention to safety and consequences resulting from failure to do so.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers’ apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2580 Design and Layout

2 Credits

Utilization of residential and commercial drawings to identify mechanical areas within a structure where problem situations exist including conflicting elevtions, illegal venting, interferences and others. In addition, writing "requests for information" (RFI's), and change work orders will be covered.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers' apprenticeship program.

ATPL-2806 Special Topics: Installation Tecniques for Copper Tube & Pipe

2 Credits

This course is designed to demonstrate and qualify the students in the multiple installation practices of copper tube and pipe. Tool use, safety practices, tube/pipe and fitting identification, drawing use and applied mathematics will all be covered in this course as it relates to the installation techniques of copper tubing and pipe.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program.

ATPL-2807 Special Topics: Installation Techniques for PVC

2 Credits

This course is designed to demonstrate and qualify the students in the multiple installation practices of PVC Pipe. Tool use, safety practices, pipe and fitting identification, drawing use and applied mathematics will all be covered in this course as it relates to the installation techniques of PVC pipe.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval admission to program.

ATPL-2808 Special Topics: Cast Iron Pipe: Application and Installation

2 Credits

Advanced course covering the application and installation of cast iron pipe including waste water drainage and venting requirements. Also covered are installation techniques, applied math, construction tools and equipment and interpretation of mechanical drawings.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program.

ATPL-2809 Special Topics: Plumbing Heritage

2 Credits

This course introduces the apprentices to labor history and the roles of the apprenticeship, apprentice, journeyman, local union and union contractors in the construction industry. The course will also discuss good work habits and skills needed to excel in the construction industry.

Lecture: 2 hours

ATPL-2812 Special Topics: Electricity for Mechanical

2 Credits

Basic course on fundmentals of electricity for the plumbing trade. The course covers safety, transformers, direct and alternating current, and basic controls. Course also includes discussion of motors and troubleshooting exercises.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Plumbers' apprenticeship program.