In order to protect the public’s health and safety, highly trained plumbers perform expert work on water systems.
A plumber installs waste and ventilating systems and drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. The systems they install can be found in homes, offices, schools, hospitals and businesses.
As society continues to stress the importance of green technologies, there will be a greater demand for plumbers in the upcoming years.
The UA Local 100 JATC training program utilizes the earn while you learn model, which provides our apprentices with a high-quality classroom education to help them learn their trade. They also receive mandatory OSHA safety training to keep them safe on the jobsite.
During the apprenticeship, you will reinforce what you learn in the classroom by working everyday in the field bridging the gap between knowing and doing. Since they are working, apprentices earn good wages from day one and those wages will increase every year and other security and health benefits.
The UA Local 100 JATC prides ourselves on to train the best in the industry. As part of our curriculum, we maintain that the highest standards are expected of each of our students and that contributes to their expertise in the field.
Basic review of algebra and introduction to pipe formulas, offsets and measurements.
OSHA regulations and awareness of potential job-site hazards in the construction industry.
The preparation and joining of copper tube, cast iron, pvc and threaded pipe used in the installation, service and repair of piping systems.
A solid understanding of the scientific and mechanical principles that are basic to the work of the piping industry.
Learn how to interpret drawings and sketches associated with piping installations.
The installation, maintenance and repair of the various types of plumbing fixtures and appliances.
Learn the proper sanitary disposal of wastes, efficient disposal of storm water and proper wastewater disposal systems.
Weld shop safety, terminology and basic fundamentals.
Plumbing Service & Repair
The service, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems, fixtures and equipment.
The proper installation, maintenance and repair of various water supply systems and the use and care of the tools and equipment that are used.
Backflow prevention and cross-connection control methods to protect potable water supply systems.
The proper installation, maintenance and repair of gas piping and associated appliances and equipment, according to industry standards.
Study the regulations and standards that plumbing systems are installed by and the proper materials and joining methods to be used.
Piping Lay-Out & Design
Practice various techniques for pipe lay-out, fabrication and offsets in a wide range of circumstances that may be seen on the jobsite.
Learn and understand the various types of rigging materials and equipment and how to perform rigging operations safely. Achieve signalperson certification.
Advanced Plumbing Code
The continued study of proper plumbing codes and regulations in preparation for the Texas State Journeyman Plumbing License.
Learn and understand the proper installation of medical gasses and code requirements that pertain to health care facilities.
Become familiar with the basic functions of the AutoCad program and learn to make and understand shop drawings.
Become familiar with some of the factors and considerations involved in the matrix of a job foreman.
Orbital welding procedures and progressive tube bending installations in clean room environments, process piping and pharmaceutical plants.