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Curriculum Description

Architecture & Construction Technology
Career Cluster:      Architecture and Construction
Pathway:               Construction

Program Major    Plumbing

Pathway Description
These curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions. 

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Program Major Description

A program that prepares individuals to work in the field of plumbing by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for natural gas, lp gas, hot water, drainage, sprinkling, and plumbing processing systems in residential and commercial environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water service and distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, print reading, pipe installation, pumps, soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

The following represents one way in which the diploma can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y D35300P1)


NC CIP: 46.0503
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BPR 130 Print Reading-Construction 3 0 0 3
PLU 110 Modern Plumbing 4 15 0 9
PLU 140 Intro to Plumbing Codes 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION (2) (2) (0) (3)
  Total: 10 19 0 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PLU 120 Plumbing Applications 4 15 0 9
PLU 150 Plumbing Diagrams 1 2 0 2
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
  Total: 6 20 0 13

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PLU 130 Plumbing Systems 3 9 0 6
Select one:
Applied Communications I (3) (0) (0) (3)
Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 9 0 9

Total Credit Hours: 39

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