Plumbing Fundamentals is a 100-hour technical training course designed to educate students on the fundamentals of residential plumbing, including the importance of plumbing as a critical health and safety concern for society and the opportunity, demand and potential in the modern plumbing industry. With an introduction to the tools, materials, and terminology used in plumbing today combined with classroom demonstrations and hands-on practice in our plumbing laboratory we will prepare a student to begin a successful career in the plumbing industry. This course will cover the fundamentals of installation and repair of piping systems and fixtures in residential applications with an introduction to common commercial fixtures and repairs. A student who completes the course will be prepared to complete the installation and repair of piping systems and fixtures with confidence and competence with an emphasis on safety and customer satisfaction. Students learn about the various pipe types and how to join them, drain waste vents (DWV), water distribution, and various fixtures. With this training a student will have an advantage in attaining, retaining and excelling at a career in the residential plumbing industry. As with our HVAC course, our Plumbing students spend approximately 80% of their time in our state-of-the-art plumbing lab with their hands-on and approximately 20% of their time in the classroom.
Our Plumbing Fundamentals course is instructed by David Allen, DeWayne Wilcox, and Bryan Witzel. David Allen has over 13 years of experience in the residential Plumbing trade, and was working for Hiller Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical before coming to Total Tech. DeWayne Wilcox began his Plumbing career in 1997 working in new construction and then switched to the residential side in 1999, where he was still working when coming to Total Tech. Bryan Witzel is a 28-year Veteran of the United States Army. During his tenure he spent a portion of his time working Maintenance, being responsible for up to three buildings. Part of his responsibilities were also planning and designing training programs for his soldiers, so he is a perfect fit for the Total Tech team. The years of experience that David, DeWayne, and Bryan bring to Total Tech are invaluable to our students.