CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS

972-574-5200

 
Scheduled Courses
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Backflow Awareness Porter W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/10/2021 3/11/2021 DFWEC
Backflow Practical Skills Refresher Porter F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/12/2021 3/12/2021 DFWEC
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) License Porter M T W R F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/8/2021 3/12/2021 DFWEC
Plumbing Journeyman Prep Tortorici Sr Sa E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 4/24/2021 4/24/2021 DFWEC
Water Treatment Specialist Porter W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/10/2021 3/11/2021 DFWEC
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Legend: M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, DFWEC=DFW Education Center, NLC=North Lake College Main Campus
 
Course Details
 
Backflow Awareness
Type of Class: Short Term
 
2 Sessions/16 Hours

This course offers Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continuing educations hours for those who have already received their BPAT license. The course consists of 16 hours of class and lab work, which will include all new and updated information from the industry and governmental bodies. The class is split with 4 hours in the lab and 12 hours in the classroom.
Note 1: Students must bring a copy of the 10th Edition USC Manual for Cross-Connection Control, as required by TCEQ. Books are avaliable for purchase upon request. Contact CEF office for book cost and to request a copy PRIOR to the first day of class. 972.574.5200
Note 2: This course also meets TCEQ Backflow continuing education requirements for Irrigarion/Landscape Inspector License.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $417.00
MATERIALS:
None Required
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Backflow Awareness Porter W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/10/2021 3/11/2021 DFWEC
 
 
Backflow Practical Skills Refresher
Type of Class: Short Term
 
1 Sessions/8 Hours

Student must have a current Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers License
This course offers Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continuing educations hours for those who have already received their BPAT license. The course consists of 8 hours of class and lab work, which will include all new and updated information from the industry and governmental bodies. The class is split with 7 hours in the lab and 1 hour in the classroom. Students will receive the newly revised 10th Edition of the USC Manual for Cross-Connection Control, as required by TCEQ.
Note 1: Students must bring a copy of the 10th Edition USC Manual for Cross-Connection Control, as required by TCEQ. Books are avaliable for purchase upon request. Contact CEF office for book cost and to request a copy PRIOR to the first day of class. 972.574.5200
Note 2: This course also meets TCEQ Backflow continuing education requirements for Irrigarion/Landscape Inspector License.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $273.00
MATERIALS:
None Required
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Backflow Practical Skills Refresher Porter F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/12/2021 3/12/2021 DFWEC
 
 
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) License
Type of Class: Short Term
 
5 Sessions/40 Hours

Prerequisite: 2-years experience in a water-related industry such as plumbing, sprinkler fitting, fire alarm, irrigation, etc
This course offers Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) certification in Backflow Prevention. Using our new state-of-the-art classrooms and labs with expert instruction that is required for certification and testing of backflow assemblies in the state of Texas. The course consists of 40 hour semester. Course topics include history of backflow prevention, testing and repair of assemblies, (RPZA; DCVA; PVB; and SRVB) cross connection control program with state and local ordinance information and all related subjects. Course is approved for 8-hour CEU in Customer Service Inspectors License, Irrigator License, Wastewater Operators License, Water Operators License and Water Treatment Specialist License.
Lunch is provided all 5 days.
Note: This course also meets TCEQ Backflow requirements for Irrigation/Landscape Inspector License.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $615.00
MATERIALS:
Basic Safety Module 00101-15
$34.00 - Purchase Required
USC Manual of Cross-Connection
$135.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) License Porter M T W R F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/8/2021 3/12/2021 DFWEC
 
 
Introduction to iPad PlanGrid Usage
Type of Class: Short Term
 
5 Sessions/10 Hours
Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading knowledge This 10 hour course will consist of Basic introduction to the iPad Plan Grid program and familiarization with its system; Function and features and Jobsite application of the program. NOTE: The student is required to supply iPad for class.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
no materials
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Medical Gas Installation
Type of Class: Short Term
 
10 Sessions/40 Hours
This 10-week course was developed to provide hands-on training for those who have already received their Medical Gas Certification, but have no or minimal experience installing Medical Gas Systems. The primary areas that will be covered are: Understanding Medical Gas Systems; Purging of Systems; Installation; Testing the Systems; Certification; and Service. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL GAS CERTIFICATION COURSE, NOR IS IT INTENDED AS A PREPARATION COURSE FOR MEDICAL GAS CERTIFICATION.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
no materials
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Non Lead & Copper Soldering & Brazing
Type of Class: Seminar
 
1 Sessions/6 Hours
This is a four (6) hour seminar consisting of both classroom and hands-on training. Effective January 3, 2014, brass valve inserts can no longer contain lead. Soldering with the new lead-free valve inserts is different than soldering with brass that contains lead. Learn the proper techniques that will put you ahead of the competition! Also covered in the class: Copper Material Identification; Preparing & Installing Copper Material; Hands-On Brazing Project; Safety. Lunch is included.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
None Required
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Piping Isometrics
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/48 Hours

This class defines an Isometric Drawing, it incorporates commercial drawings, mechanical pipe and plumbing details and shows how to draw in an isometric format. Emphasis is stressed on how to utilize isometrics in Construction day to day operations, including planning of material take offs, scheduling manpower, equipment and etc.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $504.00
MATERIALS:
Isometric Pad w/75
$38.00 - Purchase Required
Ruler, Angle 30-60 Degree
$9.00 - Purchase Required
Ruler, Architect
$14.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing I - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

Pre-Requisite: English or Spanish TABE Math Test or Applied Construction math Class and English or Spanish TABE Reading Test and ESL Placement Test.
All TABE Testing must be completed no later than Friday January 15, 2021.
The course topics are: Basic Safety; Plumbing Safety; Introduction to Plumbing Profession; Introduction to Hand Tools; Introduction to Power Tools; Tools of the Plumbing Trade; Introduction to Construction Math; Introduction to Plumbing Math; Coppper Tube & Fittings and Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Applied Construction Math I
OR Course: Applied Construction Math I Spanish
OR Test: TABE Math - English
OR Test: TABE Math - Spanish
OR Test Out: Applied Construction Math
MANDATORY
Req Test: TABE Reading - English
OR Test: TABE Reading - Spanish
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $1,323.00
MATERIALS:
Calculator Scientific TI30XA
$16.00 - Purchase Required
Core Curriculum 5th ed NCCERconnect + Paperback Trainee Guide
$112.00 - Purchase Required
Plumbing Level 1 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$128.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing I - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

The course topics are: Steel Pipe & Fittings; Introduction to Construction Drawings, Introduction to Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Introduction to Basic Rigging; Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures; Introduction to Drain, Waste, & Vent (DWV) Systems; Introduction to Water Distribution Systems; Basic Communication Skills; Basic Employability Skills; and Introduction to Material Handling.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing I - A
OR Test: Plumbing I-A
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $1,323.00
MATERIALS:
Calculator Scientific TI30XA
$16.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbing Level 1 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$128.00 - Previously Purchased
Core Curriculum 5th ed NCCERconnect + Paperback Trainee Guide
$112.00 - Previously Purchased
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing II - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Plumbing I-B Plumbing II-A - This course consists of 80 hours per semester including labs. The course topics are: Plumbing Math Two; Reading Commercial Drawings; Structural Penetrations, Insulation, and Fire Stopping; Installing & Testing DWV Piping; Installing Roof, Floor & Area Drains; and Types of Valves. Plumbing II-B - This course consists of 80 hours per semester including labs. The course topics are: Installing & Testing Water Supply Piping; Installing Fixtures and Valves; Basic Electricity; Installing Water Heaters; and Fuel Gas & Fuel Oil Systems.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing I - B
OR Course:
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $1,323.00
MATERIALS:
Calculator Scientific TI30XA
$16.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbing Level 2 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$169.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing II - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

The course topics are: Installing & Testing Water Supply Piping; Installing Fixtures and Valves; Basic Electricity; Installing Water Heaters; and Fuel Gas & Fuel Oil Systems.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing II - A
OR Course: Plumbing II - A Spanish
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $1,323.00
MATERIALS:
Calculator Scientific TI30XA
$16.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbing Level 2 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$169.00 - Previously Purchased
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing III - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
17 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Plumbing II-B Plumbing III-A - This course consists of 80 hours per semester including labs. The course topics are: Applied Math; Sizing & Protecting the Water Supply System; Potable Water Supply Treatment; and Types of Venting. Plumbing III-B - This course consists of 80 hours per semester including labs. The course topics are: Sizing DWV & Storm Systems; Sewage Pumps & Sump Pumps; Corrosive-Resistant Waste Piping; Compressed Air and Service Plumbing.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing II - B
OR Course: TD TECH - Plumbing II
OR Course: Plumbing II - B Spanish
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
2015 Drain Waste & Vent Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Purchase Required
2015 Water Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Purchase Required
2018 International Plumbing Code Book Tabs
$23.00 - Purchase Required
2018 International Plumbing Code Book SC
$127.00 - Purchase Required
Plumbing Level 3 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$169.00 - Purchase Required
2018 International Plumbing Code Study Companion
$74.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing III - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

The course topics are: Sizing DWV & Storm Systems; Sewage Pumps & Sump Pumps; Corrosive-Resistant Waste Piping; Compressed Air and Service Plumbing.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing III - A
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $1,323.00
MATERIALS:
Calculator Scientific TI30XA
$16.00 - Previously Purchased
2018 International Plumbing Code Book SC
$127.00 - Previously Purchased
2018 International Plumbing Code Book Tabs
$23.00 - Previously Purchased
2015 Drain Waste & Vent Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Previously Purchased
2015 Water Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbing Level 3 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$169.00 - Previously Purchased
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing IV - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
17 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Plumbing III-B Plumbing IV-A: This course consists of 80 hours per semester including labs. The course topics are: Business Principles for Plumbers, Fundamentals of Crew Leadership, Water Pressure Booster & Recirculation System, and Indirect & Special Waste. Plumbing IV-B: This course consists of 80 hours per semester including labs. The course topics are: Hydronic & Solar Heating Systems, Codes, Private Water Supply Well Systems, Private Waste Disposal Systems, Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs, Plumbing for Mobile Home & Travel Trailer, and Introduction to Medical Gas & Vacuum Systems. Plumbing Journeyman Prep that will provide a review of subjects that are needed to pass the written exam for the plumber’s journeyman license exam. For the practical portion of the exam the class will also include practice on our custom designed house, this house is comparable to the 2-story house used in the State of Texas Plumbing Exam in Austin.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing III - B
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
2015 Water Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Previously Purchased
2015 Drain Waste & Vent Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbers Examination Preparation Guide 9th Ed
$51.00 - Purchase Required
2018 International Plumbing Code Book SC
$127.00 - Previously Purchased
2018 International Plumbing Code Book Tabs
$23.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbing Level 4 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$169.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing IV - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

The course topics are: Hydronic & Solar Heating Systems, Codes, Private Water Supply Well Systems, Private Waste Disposal Systems, Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs, Plumbing for Mobile Home & Travel Trailer, and Introduction to Medical Gas & Vacuum Systems. Plumbing Journeyman Prep that will provide a review of subjects that are needed to pass the written exam for the plumber’s journeyman license exam. For the practical portion of the exam the class will also include practice on our custom designed house, this house is comparable to the 2-story house used in the State of Texas Plumbing Exam in Austin.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing IV - A
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $1,323.00
MATERIALS:
Calculator Scientific TI30XA
$16.00 - Previously Purchased
2018 International Plumbing Code Book SC
$127.00 - Previously Purchased
2015 Drain Waste & Vent Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Previously Purchased
2015 Water Pipe Sizing Calculator
$20.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbers Examination Preparation Guide 9th Ed
$51.00 - Previously Purchased
Plumbing Level 4 4th ed NCCERconnect + Trainee Guide
$169.00 - Previously Purchased
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Plumbing Journeyman Prep
Type of Class: Short Term
 
1 Sessions/8 Hours

This seminar provides a review of subjects that are needed to pass the written exam for a plumber’s journeyman license. It also includes hands-on experience for the preparation of the practical section of the exam. This seminar will also include a demonstration on our custom designed house, comparable to the 2-story house used in the State of Texas Plumbing Exam in Austin.
Lunch is included.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $316.00
MATERIALS:
Plumbers Examination Preparation Guide 9th Ed
$51.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Plumbing Journeyman Prep Tortorici Sr Sa E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 4/24/2021 4/24/2021 DFWEC
 
 
Water Treatment Specialist
Type of Class: Short Term
 
2 Sessions/16 Hours

This 16 hour course counts towards 8 Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continuing educations hours for those who have already received their WTS license. The course consists of class and lab work, and includes all new and updated information from the industry and governmental bodies. The class is split with 4 hours in the lab and 12 hours in the classroom.
Lunch will be provided.
Note: Students must bring a copy of the 10th Edition USC Manual for Cross-Connection Control, as required by TCEQ. Books are available for purchase upon request. Contact the CEF office for book cost and to request a copy PRIOR to the first day of class.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $417.00
MATERIALS:
None Required
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Water Treatment Specialist Porter W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 3/10/2021 3/11/2021 DFWEC