Use and Care of Hand Tools

Use and Care of Hand Tools: A course that is an introductory to first year apprentices on the safe use of the tools of the trade. Classes start as a classroom instruction from the UA manual with instruction, testing and video that teach proper use of plumbing tools. Classroom learning is then put into practical use with stand alone projects that each student works on by themselves. These projects challenge the new apprentices with measurement, leveling, understanding of small drawings and safe use of tools. Project consist of pipe threading, plastic pipe waste and vent, copper soldering and brazing, roll grooving, and tube bending. Instruction on sewer cleaning, locating, and video inspection are preformed as a group instruction. With completion of this course the new apprentice’s can feel more competent in the work place with a better understanding of what is expected of them in the plumbing trade.   

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