Basic Plumbing Training

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in plumbing that will prepare them to obtain an entry level position within the field.



Training Dates Coming Soon

Meets for 12 weeks


AWC Reskilling and Technology Center


$1700.00 for In-state students

$2200.00 for Out-of-State students


Field of Interest
This certificate provides students with a basic understanding of Plumbing. Topics include standard tools, materials, and fixtures used in basic plumbing systems, joining methods used, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of a basic plumbing system.

Students who successfully complete the course requirements will be prepared to test for the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Craft Skills certification in Plumbing.  This is a non-credit course.

What You'll Learn

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the Plumbing Profession: Plumbers protect the health, safety and comfort of people. A professional work ethic and good safety habits go a long way toward adding to the success of a plumber.
  • Plumbing Safety: The majority of accidents, however can and should be prevented. There are many important safety measures that help plumbers remain safe on the job site.
  • Tools of the Plumbing Trade: A plumber’s tools are a plumber’s livelihood. Learning to use the them safely and maintain them properly is essential to the trade.
  • Introduction to Plumbing Math: Math is used in all phases of construction. Plumbers use math to read plans, calculate pipe length, lay out fixtures, and much more.
  • Introduction to Plumbing Drawings: Every building’s design begins on paper. Plumbers must learn to work with and interpret the complete sets of construction drawings.
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings: Plumbers must be familiar with several types and sizes of plastic pipe, each with its own properties. Plumbers also use special tools to measure, cut, and join plastic pipe and fittings.
  • Copper Tube and Fittings: Copper tube and fittings are used in a variety of plumbing applications. Plumbers must use copper tube and fittings that have been labeled and approved by the manufacturer.
  • Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings:  Cast-Iron pipe is used for drain, waste and vent (DWV) systems in residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing. Cast iron is strong, durable, and resistant to corrosion.
  • Steel Pipe and Fittings:  Steel pipe is used for hot and cold water distribution steam and water heating systems, gas and air piping systems; and drain, water, and vent (DWV) systems.
  • Introduction to Water Distribution Systems:  The water distribution system moves water from its source to the building or structure where it is needed. The way the water moves and the types of materials used depend on the building or structure.
  • Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures: Plumbers use a variety of fixtures and faucets for plumbing installations. Understanding how fixtures and faucets operate enables plumbers to select the appropriate item for each installation.
  • Introduction to Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) Systems: To design, install and maintain drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, plumbers must be familiar with the factors that affect them. Knowing how drains, fittings, vents and pipe move waste out of a building enables plumbers to prevent system malfunctions.

Who should take the course? 

Displaced workers looking for valuable training to re-enter the workforce.

Registration Process: Interested students will meet with an AZ Quest Grant Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.