Completing the Plumbing Residential Program of 540 classroom hours and 6000 paid on the job training hours is a prerequisite for this program. Plumbing Commercial Apprentices will be working in residential and/or commercial settings, assembling, installing, and repairing water, drainage and heating systems. Plumbing Apprentices must register with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, and complete an additional 2,000 hours of paid on the job training as a licensed apprentice, and complete the required 180 classroom instruction hours to take the state Commercial Journeyman Exam.
The purpose and content of the International Plumbing Code and how to navigate it.
Gain a solid understanding of math as it applies to plumbing.
Ability to read and understand building plans and create take-off lists.
Become familiar with requirements for the installation of gas lines. Read and understand the International Mechanical Code.
Understand and learn to be a good leader and effective communicator.
Construction and operation of private waste disposal and water supply systems.
Mark is a Washington, Utah native. After fighting wildfires out of high school, he began his career as a plumber. Mark was married in 1995 and raised three boys with his beautiful wife. His career has taken him across many western states. Mark previously owned and operated a plumbing business from 2000 – 2008. Beginning as an adjunct instructor with Dixie Tech in 2020, Mark is now the instructor over the plumbing program.
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