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Online Plumbing Certified Service Technician Course

This initial course in our Plumbing program offers students of all experience levels training in the fundamental elements of the plumbing trade. Join lead instructor Robert Keith as he covers lessons on a vast range of topics. The Certified Service Technician course is designed to give new technicians a well-rounded look at plumbing while providing updated training and refreshers for more experienced students. Robert has a career in the plumbing trade over three decades long, and the information provided in these lessons comes from his own professional experience and research. Our online plumbing certified service technician course offers a wealth of knowledge.

What to Expect from Our Online Course

First, students are instructed on the history of plumbing, with videos covering everything from the development of indoor plumbing to the materials used to make piping over time. These lessons are highly relevant when technicians are working on older systems in the field. Next, Robert discusses plumbing theory, disclosing the fundamental ideas that affect the plumbing trade as a whole, and give technicians the knowledge they need to resolve many plumbing issues. Following that, we will begin to discuss the vast array of tools and equipment used in the trade. Robert will explain and demonstrate everything from basic tools like tape measures and speed squares to more specialized instruments like plumb bobs and fitting savers as well as several kinds of pliers, wrenches, and more.

The next lessons primarily cover various types of piping and tubing, starting with Pex, before moving on to copper, PVC, and CPVC pipes. In each lesson, Robert discusses the material itself as well as the proper use for each kind of piping. Similarly, Robert goes on to cover the different varieties of fittings, including threaded fittings and Fernco couplings, discussing their uses and qualities, as well as the proper techniques for working with these items. In the Various Water Fittings lesson, Robert takes a look at SDR couplings, as well as saddles, Victaulic, and flanged couplings. The next lesson shows students the different kinds of pipe strapping and hangers, like unistrut strapping, clevis hangers, and others. Robert also explains how and in what situation to apply each variety. 

Some common, water-using household appliances are the subject of the next group of lessons. First, Robert will demonstrate how to install or replace dishwasher units. Up next, students will see the same with washing machines and refrigerators. Since all three appliances tend to be connected to water lines, aspiring plumbers need to observe these lessons, which also contain real-life examples from the field. The final lesson for the Certified Service Technician badge features lessons on the principles of electricity, as well as a look at various wiring configurations. As household technology advances ever forward, today’s plumbers need to know more about electricity than ever.

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As students take these lessons, they will need a score of 100% on the accompanying quizzes at the end of each lesson. Each quiz consists of a few brief questions concerning material relevant to the lesson. Since the goal of the quizzes is to ensure the students have absorbed the information given, they can be retaken as many times as needed. After completing the final lesson, students will take a final exam with questions drawn from the material covered throughout the chapter. Like the quizzes, students will need to score 100% to pass. Once a student has passed the final exam, they should be ready to handle working in the field. Alpha Tradesmen Academy also suggests that they move on to one of our more specialized badges as they continue to grow as plumbing technicians.

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What Sets ATA Apart from Other Trade Schools

Here at Alpha Tradesmen Academy, we know there are a vast amount of options for trade schools, both traditional and online. What sets Alpha Tradesmen Academy apart? No other program offers what we offer at such a high value for both individuals and employers. Among the many benefits our program are:

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FAQ

Alpha Tradesmen Academy’s online plumbing courses include a Certified Service Technician course that covers all the basics that novice students need to know. The video lessons will introduce students to the correct terminology, theory, equipment, and methods for a wide variety of areas in the plumbing trade. As students progress to more specific courses in the program, they will gain a richer understanding of the overall trade.

Even the most seasoned plumbing technicians can utilize our online lessons to gain up-to-date knowledge on the latest methods, fixtures, tools, equipment, and more. Our videos also cover updated codes and regulations regarding safety and environmental concerns. More experienced students can also use our lessons to refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals of plumbing and other areas where they may be unfamiliar.

Inexperienced Alpha Tradesmen Academy plumbing students are encouraged to find an apprenticeship position at a plumbing company in their area. As an apprentice, students will gain experience while performing real jobs in the field. The hands-on experience will give students a better understanding of plumbing, as well as help the students meet the hours required to gain a plumbing license in most areas.

The plumbing program from Alpha Tradesmen Academy offers the knowledge students need on virtually all aspects of the plumbing trade. Students will be able to use the information they receive in our course when completing jobs as an apprentice, as well as when taking any necessary tests to get their licenses. Our program also allows students to more easily complete their required hours by granting them 24/7 access to lessons, quizzes, and tests online. Additionally, many products today require special certification from the manufacturer to be properly installed. Alpha Tradesmen Academy will show students how to get these certifications from either traditional or online courses outside of our program.

Many plumbing courses are directly or indirectly sponsored by competitive plumbing businesses, who use the courses as a means to recruit technicians from other companies. Likewise, other programs teach plumbing students how to leave their employers and start their own companies. Alpha Tradesmen Academy helps avoid these situations by creating an environment free of predatory practices and by training students to work as apprentices and technicians, not business owners.

At the end of the day, company owners are left with three options: leave technicians untrained and inexperienced, send technicians to costly, inconvenient traditional trade schools, or utilize Alpha Tradesmen Academy’s ground-breaking online program. With our 30-day guarantee and limited time offer of two free bonus badges, employers have nothing to lose and plenty of benefits to gain!

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