COURSES: Plumbing & Refrigeration

Plumbing:

All Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Apprentices receive instruction in the following subjects and must successfully pass each course:

  • Construction Safety
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Trade Math
  • Use and Care of Tools
  • Water Systems
  • Drainage and Venting Systems
  • Fixtures and Special Installations
  • Science
  • Rigging
  • Soldering and Brazing (Brazing Certification Required for the installation of Medical Gas Piping)
  • Medical Gas Installation (Certification Required)
    Backflow Prevention and Testers Certification Program
  • Builder's Level and Transit
  • Isometric Drafting and Piping Design
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Uniform Plumbing Code (Apprentices must pass City of Fresno Plumbers Competency Test)
  • Gas, Welding and Arc Welding
  • Orbital Welding
  • Polyethylene Gas Piping Fusion
  • SYGEF-PVDF Butt and Socket Fusion
  • PP and PVDF Infrared Fusion
  • Instrumentation and Process Controls
  • Hydronic Systems
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Refrigeration
  • Basic Air Conditioning
  • Pneumatic Controls

Refrigeration

  • Job Safety
  • Use and Care of Tools
  • MSCA Training Manual (Reporting & Administration, Material Purchasing, Refrigerant Containment, Customer Relations)
  • Air Conditioning (Basics)
  • Air Conditioning Maintenance
  • Rigging
  • Trade Math
  • Materials
  • Basic Gas Welding
  • Science
  • Refrigeration I
  • Refrigeration II
  • Basic Electricity
  • Isometric Drafting
  • Air Conditioning & Heating Equipment
  • Soldering & Brazing
  • Uniform Plumbing Code and Mechanical Code
  • Pipefitting and a Calculator
  • Centrifugals
  • AC Systems
  • Electric Controls & Diagrams
  • Start, Test & Balance
  • Steam Systems
  • Hydronic Systems
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Refrigerant Controls
  • Backflow Prevention Testers Certification
  • Computer Lab