Live Virtual Apprentice Instruction Program
Schedule Level 1

VIP Live Training Schedule Level 1

Begins March 7, 2024

These dates are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated before the start date.

LessonDateRelated
Module#
SubjectsPerformance TasksTime (min)
103/07/2400100
18101
00101
Course Introduction and Basic Safety:
• Future with construction industry
• Introduction to the fire sprinkler industry
• Benefits of safety and reducing hazards
Course Introduction:
No task for this lesson

120
203/21/2400101Basic Safety:
• Importance of safety
• Common construction hazards
• Best practices for safety
Basic Safety:
• Properly set up and climb/descend an extension ladder
• Inspect PPE items and determine if they are safe to use
• Properly don, fit, and remove PPE items
• Inspect a typical power cord and GFCI to ensure their serviceability
120
304/04/2400102Construction Math:
• Whole and fractional numbers
• Tools for measuring lengths
• Units
Construction Math:
• Using a measuring tape in both English and metric units:
o Measure lumber pieces
o Measure a room-sized space
o Determine a short inside measurement
• Add English measurements that include fractions
120
404/18/2400103Hand Tools:
• Introduction to common manual construction tools
• Review of manual tools most common for sprinkler fitters
Hand Tools:
• Inspect and demonstrate safe and proper use of the following hand tools:
o Hammers, demolition tools, chisels and punches, screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches, non-adjustable wrenches, etc.
120
505/9/2400104Power Tools:
• Drills, wrenches, and saws
• Tools best suited for different tasks
Power Tools:
• Demonstrate the use of the following tools:
o Electric drill, hammer drill, circular saw, jigsaw, reciprocating saw, portable band saw, etc.
120
05/20/24Supervisor Confirmation Form Due Lessons 1-5
605/23/2400105Construction Drawings:
• Different types of drawings
• Scales, symbols, and elements
Construction Drawings:
• Using the provided plans:
o Locate the noted items
o Measure the specific rooms and features
o Use an architect’s scale
120
706/06/2400106Rigging and Material Handling:
• Use of rigging equipment
• Safety precautions for material handling
• Review equipment for material handling
Basic Rigging:
• Demonstrate the proper ASME Emergency Stop hand signal.
• Demonstrate the ability to report the load capacity of a sling, and if the sling is too damaged to use.
120
806/20/2400107
00108
Communication and Employability Skills
• Improve communication skills
• Using critical thinking
Communication and Employability Skills
• Perform a given task following oral instructions.
• Fill out a work-related form provided by the instructor.
• Read and interpret a set of instructions for properly donning a safety harness and then instruct another person on how to don the harness.
120
907/11/2418109Material Handling:
• Safety precautions for material handling
• Review equipment for material handling
Material Handling:
• Demonstrate safe manual lifting techniques.
• Demonstrate how to tie two of the following common knots: square, bowline, half hitch, or clove hitch.
120
1007/25/2418101The Sprinkler Industry
• Occupational overview
• Begin identification of sprinklers and systems
• Apprenticeship requirements
The Sprinkler Industry
No tasks for this lesson.
120
08/05/24Supervisor Confirmation Form Due – Lessons 6-10
1108/08/2418102Components and Systems
• Valves for fire sprinkler systems
• Introduction to fire pumps
Components and Systems
No tasks for this lesson.
120
1208/24/2418102Components and Systems
• Valves for fire sprinkler systems
• Introduction to fire pumps
Components and Systems
No tasks for this lesson.
120
1309/05/2418103Steel Pipe
• Identify different steel pipes and their standards
• Methods of joining
Steel Pipe
• Identify different steel pipes and applications
• Cut and ream pipe.
• Groove pipe and install grooved fittings.
120
1409/26/2418103Steel Pipe
• Details of flanged and plain-end fittings
• Reviewing applications
Steel Pipe
• Thread pipe and install threaded fittings.
• Install flanged fittings.
120
1510/10/2418104CPVC Pipe
• Characteristics of CPVC
• Joining methods
CPVC Pipe
• Characteristics of CPVC
• Joining methods
120
10/21/24Supervisor Confirmation Form Due – Lessons 11-15
1610/24/2418105Copper Tube
• Identify different copper tubes and their standards
• Methods of joining
Copper Tube
• Identify different copper tubes and their standards
• Methods of joining
120
1711/07/2418103
18104
18105
Piping
• Reinforcement and comparison of piping materials
• Uses for different materials
Piping
• Reinforcement and comparison of piping materials
• Uses for different materials
120
1811/21/2418102
00105
Components and Drawings
• Reinforcement and connection for system components and drawing
Components and Drawings
• Reinforcement and connection for system components and drawing
120
1912/05/2418106Underground Pipe
• Safety guidelines
• Piping and components
Underground Pipe
• Safety guidelines
• Piping and components
120
2012/19/2418106Underground Pipe
• Support and restraining systems
• Trenches
• Testing requirements
Underground Pipe
• Support and restraining systems
• Trenches
• Testing requirements
120
12/30/24Supervisor Confirmation Form Due – Lessons 16-20
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