This level comprises Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills, 6th Edition, and Sprinkler Fitting: Level 1, 4th Edition. The course is divided into modules. The subjects and their learning objectives are found below.
Upon completion of Level 1, the trainee will be awarded 15.5 CEUs (155 Credit Hours).
Module 00100 Build Your Future in Construction (2.5 hours)
- Describe the construction industry.
- Explain the benefits of a construction career.
- Describe the typical career path for craft professionals.
- Identify ways to pursue a career in the construction industry.
Module 00101 Basic Safety (12.5 hours)
- Explain the benefits of safety, the cost of workplace incidents, and ways to reduce related hazards.
- Describe common fall hazards and methods to prevent them.
- Recognize and avoid struck-by and caught-in-between hazards.
- Identify common electrical hazards and how to avoid them.
- Associate personal protective equipment (PPE) with the hazards they reduce or eliminate.
- Describe safety practices used with other common job-site hazards.
Module 00102 Introduction to Construction Math (10 hours)
- Identify whole numbers and solve basic arithmetic problems with them.
- Name fraction types and calculate with fractions.
- Identify decimal numbers and calculate with them.
- Name the common length-measuring tools and use them to measure lengths accurately.
- Name common length, weight, volume, and temperature units in both the inch-pound and metric systems and convert them into other comparable units.
- Classify angles and geometric shapes, as well as calculate their areas or volumes.
Module 00103 Introduction to Hand Tools (12.5 hours)
- Name common hand tools and state how to use them.
- Identify common measurement and layout tools and describe how to use them.
- Identify and describe other hand tools common to shops and job sites.
Module 00104 Introduction to Power Tools (10 hours)
- Identify and explain how to use various types of power drills and impact wrenches.
- Identify and explain how to use various types of power saws.
- Describe the types of jobs best suited to grinders and oscillating multi-tools.
- Identify and explain how to use miscellaneous power tools.
Module 00105 Introduction to Construction Drawings (10 hours)
- Describe components and features used in construction drawings and identify how the drawings are different.
Module 00106 Introduction to Basic Rigging (7.5 hours)
- Identify and describe various types of rigging slings, hardware, and equipment.
Module 00107 Basic Communication Skills (7.5 hours)
- Describe the communication, listening, and speaking processes and their relationship to job performance.
- Describe good reading and writing skills and their relationship to job performance.
Module 00108 Basic Employability Skills (7.5 hours)
- Describe the opportunities in the construction businesses and how to enter the construction workforce.
- Explain the importance of critical thinking and how to solve problems.
- Explain the importance of social skills and identify ways good social skills are applied in the construction trade.
Module 00109 Introduction to Material Handling (5 hours)
- Identify the basic concepts of material handling and common safety precautions.
- Identify various types of material handling equipment and describe how they are used.
Module 18101 Occupational Overview: The Sprinkler Industry (5 hours)
- Identify the various types of sprinkler systems and the tools used to install them.
- Identify the codes and standards applicable to sprinkler systems.
- Understand the apprenticeship training process for sprinkler fitters.
Module 18102 Introduction to Components and Systems (10 hours)
- Identify the operation of the four main types of sprinkler systems.
- Identify the nationally recognized testing laboratories used to evaluate sprinkler system components.
- Identify common sprinklers and their operating characteristics.
- Identify different types of piping, valves, and fire pumps.
Module 18103 Steel Pipe and Fittings (20 hours)
- Size and select steel pipe.
- Prepare pipe for fittings.
- Groove pipe and install grooved fittings.
- Thread pipe and install threaded fittings.
- Select and install flanged fittings.
- Identify the applications of plain-end pipe fittings.
Module 18104 CPVC Pipe and Fittings (12.5 hours)
- Size and select chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe.
- Cut and join CPVC.
- Install and test CPVC sprinkler systems.
Module 18105 Copper Tubing and Fittings (10 hours)
- Size and select copper tubing and fittings.
- Describe the process for soldering copper tubing.
- Describe the process for brazing copper tubing.
- Identify mechanical connection methods for copper tubing.
Module 18106 Underground Pipe (12.5 hours)
- Describe underground piping systems and their components.
- Identify trench safety requirements.
- Describe the installation of underground piping systems.