Instruction on backflow prevention, cross connections, and device testing. Certification as a Backflow device tester upon successful completion of ASSE exam
Safety and the basic fundamentals of electricity needed to understand the function and operation of the electric and electronic controls used in connection with mechanical systems.
Builders Level / Transit:
Knowledge and fundamentals needed in the use of the Builders Level and Transit.
Recovery of refrigerant in the course of repair and
installation of refrigeration and cooling systems.
Certification upon successful passage of exam.
Preparation course for the Springfield and Joplin Plumbing exam.
Sewage disposal, sewers and drains, building drainage systems, the plumbing trap, and venting drainage systems.
Technical and Isometric drawings.
Preparation course for the Springfield exam.
Natural gas installations, two pound gas systems, gas appliances and controls, sizing and venting gas systems.
Trouble shooting residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC equipment.
Introduction to Refrigeration:
Introduction to Welding:
Contractor relations, material expediting, employee relations, work scheduling, and communication.
Job safety, health hazards, and an overview of the OSHA laws.
LP Gas Certification:
Missouri State LP Gas regulations. Certification upon
successful completion of State of Missouri Exam
Mathematics as it applies to the pipe trades, math review, formulas, and pipe measurements.
Preparation course for the Springfield exam
Med Gas Systems:
Medical Gas systems code, installation procedures, and equipment. Medical Gas Certification upon successful passage of NITC certification exam.
OSHA 30-hour Construction certification, Material Safety Data Sheets certification, The Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 178 heritage, and First Aid and CPR certification.
Oxy Cutting / Welding:
Fundamentals of oxygen-acetylene cutting and welding.
Familiarizes the Apprentice with piping materials, joining methods, and how to support them
Covers the basic refrigeration cycle through centrifugal and absorption systems, the related equipment, controls, startup, testing and repair of various types of refrigeration equipment.
Rigging / Signaling:
Fundamentals of rigging. Equipment and materials for hoisting and signaling practices.
Science as it applies to the pipe trades.
Soldering / Brazing:
Practices and procedures the soldering and brazing of pipe.
Use & Care of Tools:
Covers the correct and safe use of tools and the proper care of tools.
Water treatment, water mains and services, building water supply systems, cross connections, hot water supply, valves, and pumps.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), and Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG).