APR 160 - Plumbing Skill Fundamentals
Designed for Oregon state-registered apprentices employed in the plumbing trade. This course provides an introduction to the necessary skills required for the plumbing trade. Students will learn an overview of the plumbing trade and become familiar with employer expectations. General topics include: basic concepts in safety in the workplace, trade vocabulary, trade math-basic offsets, common tools and materials, plumbing drawings, and introductory overview of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) with Oregon Amendments; administration, definitions and general regulations.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the plumbing trade and employer expectations, and workplace responsibilities.
2. Demonstrate appropriate and safe workplace behavior, employ common safety practices, and use different types of personal protective equipment.
3. Identify and safely use and care for various plumbing hand and power tools, employ common safety practices, and use different types of protective gear.
4. Perform trade specific calculations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and ratios.
5. Calculate 45-degree offsets calculations.
6. Interpret drawings and measure pipe using fitting tables and framing squares.
7. Render accurate basic drawings showing layout and plumbing systems.
8. Use relevant plumbing definitions found in the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and explain the purpose of ORS and OAR's in governance of licensure and plumbing regulations.
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