Plumbing Apprenticeship

Hawkeye offers four levels of plumbing apprenticeship curriculum approved by the Department of Labor for individuals who are sponsored by an employer or local business.

The apprenticeship classes fulfill the 144 classroom training hours required by an approved apprenticeship program.

The curriculum is offered in both face-to-face and online class formats. Online Plumbing Apprenticeship classes are available for individuals who live or work more than 45 miles from the Cedar Falls Center.

Attendance is a required.

For more information or to register for the Plumbing Apprenticeship program, contact the trade and industry coordinator.

Level 1

Level 1 face-to-face classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

Experienced apprentices may earn credit by passing the Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 1 exam.

Preparation Class and Exam

  • Mondays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • October 18 – December 6, 2021
    • October 18, 25
    • November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • December 6

Exam: December 6, 2021 at 5:00pm
Instructor: Richard Frickson
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $475

Classes

Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925

Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Topics

  • Basic Math for Plumbing
  • Building Plans and Drawings
  • First Aid and Safety
  • Joining Methods for DWV and Pressure Piping
  • Pipe Material Used in Plumbing Work
  • Plumbing Drain, Waste and Vent
  • Plumbing History, Codes and Principles
  • Plumbing Tools
  • Water Supply, Water sources, Waste and Sewage Disposal

Level 2

Level 2 face-to-face classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

Experienced apprentices may earn credit by passing the Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 2 exam.

Preparation Class and Exam

  • Mondays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • January 3 – February 28, 2022
    • January 3, 10, 24, 31
    • February 7, 14, 21, 28

Exam Date: February 28, 2022 at 5:00pm
Instructor: Richard Frickson
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $475

Classes

Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925

Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Topics

  • Applied Geometric Concepts
  • Applied Plumbing Mathematics
  • Drainage fixture Units
  • Drawings
  • Fuel Gas Piping, fittings, Connections and Pipe Sizing
  • Piping Materials, Sourdes, and Distribution for Potable Water
  • Safety Concepts
  • Water Pipe sizing: Main and Branch and Individual Run systems

Level 3

Classes

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • September 9, 2021–March 3, 2022
    • September 9, 16, 20, 23, 30
    • October 4, 7, 14, 18, 21, 28
    • November 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29
    • December 2, 9 ,13, 16, 20
    • January 3, 6, 13, 20, 24, 27
    • February 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24
    • March 3

Instructor: Bob Osgood and Scott Strader
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Applied Geometric Concepts
  • Blueprints and Specifications
  • Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Fixtures and Appliances
  • Fixture Fittings, Trim and Installation
  • Fuel Gas Piping, Fittings, Connections, and Pipe Sizing
  • Installation Methods
  • Introduction to construction Equipment
  • Introduction to the United Plumbing Code
  • Plumbing Detail Plans
  • Residential Fixtures and Appliances
  • Soldering and Gas welding
  • Tank capacities, Volume and Weight of Water
  • Water Heaters and Water Heater Maintenance
  • Workplace Etiquette and Productivity

Level 4

Classes

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • August 23, 2021 – February 21, 2022
    • August 23, 30
    • September 8, 13, 15, 20, 27, 29
    • October 4, 11, 13, 18, 25, 27
    • November 1, 8, 10, 15, 22, 29
    • December 1, 6, 13, 15, 20
    • January 3, 5, 10, 19, 24, 26, 31
    • February 7, 9, 14, 21

Instructor: Jeffrey Siebel
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Uniform Plumbing Code Administration, Definitions, General Regulations, and Reference Standards
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Fixture Fittings
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Supply and Distribution
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Indirect Waste
  • Vents
  • Traps and Interceptors
  • Storm Drainage
  • Fuel Gas Piping
  • Healthcare Facilities, Medical Gas, and Vacuum Systems
  • Firestop Protection
  • Alternate Water Sources for Nonpotable Applications
  • Nonpotable Rainwater Catchment Systems
  • Exam Preparation

License Renewal

A variety of plumbing classes are available for plumbers to fulfill license requirements, brush up on skills, or learn new techniques.

Hawkeye plumbing classes are approved by the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board to provide continuing education units for those working in plumbing, hydronic, HVAC, and refrigeration fields. Review license renewal requirements.

View and Register for Plumbing Continuing Education Classes.

Contact Information

Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
Email Jerry Orr

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
319-277-2490
319-266-6772 (fax)
Email Business and Community Education

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