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 Grissom W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/20/2021 10/21/2021
Backflow Practical Skills Refresher Grissom F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/22/2021 10/22/2021
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) License Grissom M T W R F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/18/2021 10/22/2021
Plumbing Journeyman Prep Tortorici Sr Sa E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 11/6/2021 11/6/2021
Water Treatment Specialist Grissom W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/20/2021 10/21/2021
Working with ProPress & ProPress Stainless Pair W E 4:30 PM 8:30 PM 10/27/2021 10/27/2021
         
 
Legend: M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, DFWEC=DFW Education Center, NLC=North Lake College Main Campus, Online=Web Based Course
 
Course Details
 
Backflow Awareness
Type of Class: Short Term
 
2 Sessions/16 Hours

Pre-requisite: 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 16 hours of 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. Lunch will be provided.
Note 1: 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. Note 2: This course also meets TCEQ Backflow continuing education requirements for Irrigation/Landscape Inspector License.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $475.00
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 Grissom W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/20/2021 10/21/2021
 
 
Backflow Practical Skills Refresher
Type of Class: Seminar
 
1 Sessions/8 Hours

Pre-requisite: 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 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. Lunch will be provided.
Note 1: 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 day of the class. Note 2: This course also meets TCEQ Backflow continuing education requirements for Irrigation/Landscape Inspector License.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $310.00
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 Grissom F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/22/2021 10/22/2021
 
 
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) License
Type of Class: Short Term
 
5 Sessions/40 Hours

Pre-requisite: Student is required to have two (2) years experience in a water related industry such as Plumbing, Sprinkler Fitting, ire 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: $695.00
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 Grissom M T W R F E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/18/2021 10/22/2021
 
 
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 semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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 semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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 semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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

Prerequisite: None Required
This class defines an Isometric Drawing, it incorporates commerical drawings, mechanical pip and plumbing details and shows how to draw in an isometic format. Emphasis is stressed on how to utilize isometrics in Construction day to day operations, including planning of material takeoffs, scheduling manpower, equipment and etc.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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

Prerequisite: English or Spanish Math Test or Applied Math I and English or Spanish Reading Test
All testing must be completed no later than Friday August 20, 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.
Note: All students are required to attend one (1) additional four hour class.
Plumbing I-A Este curso cubrirá las siguientes clases: Introducción a la plomería 1; Seguridad básica; Seguridad de la Plomeria; Introducción a la profesión de la plomería; Introduccion a Herramientas de mano y Harramientas Electricas; Herramientas básicas de la plomería; Introduccion a las Matematicas para la Construccion; Introducción a la matemáticas para los fontaneros; Introduccion Basica a Planos; Introducción a los dibujos de la plomería; y pipa y materiales de plomería de plástico.

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:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

Prerequisite: Plumbing I-B
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.
Note: All students are required to attend two (2) additional 4 hour classes.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing I - B
OR Course:
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

Prerequisite: Plumbing II-B
The course topics are: Applied Math; Sizing & Protecting the Water Supply System; Potable Water Supply Treatment; and Types of Venting.
Note: All students are required to attend two (2) additional 4 hour classes.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing II - B
OR Course: TD TECH - Plumbing II
OR Course: Plumbing II - B Spanish
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

Prerequisite: Plumbing III-B
The course topics are: Business Principles for Plumbers, Fundamentals of Crew Leadership, Water Pressure Booster & Recirculation System, and Indirect & Special Waste.
Note: All students are required to attend one additional 4 hour class.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Plumbing III - B
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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

Prerequisite: None Required (However, it is recommended that the student has completed most or all of their required 8000 apprenticeship hours, so that they can schedule their Plumbing Journeyman Exam with the State Plumbing Board in Austin shortly after completing this course.)
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: $360.00
MATERIALS:
Plumbers Examination Preparaton Guide - PDF Version
$26.00 - 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 11/6/2021 11/6/2021
 
 
Threading Pipe
Type of Class: Seminar
 
1 Sessions/4 Hours
This module is a fundamental Pipe cutting and Threading course designed to teach the relevant and prerequisite skills needed to measure, cut and Thread pipe. The student will be provided with an understanding of the essential skills and equipment necessary to perform the job of cutting and threading pipe. The student will be responsible for understanding the correct terminology associated with this process, including both proper and slang names for the equipment used along with the proper techniques for using a variety of tools and devices. The student will develop critical thinking so as to recognize and react to various issues and situations that may arise and respond in an safe and responsible manner to these situations. In addition, the student will learn visual and tactile inspection techniques to assure that the threads being used are in satisfactory condition and suitable for the intended process.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
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 **
 
 
Water Treatment Specialist
Type of Class: Short Term
 
2 Sessions/16 Hours

Pre-requisite: Student must have a current Water Treatment Specialist License
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: $475.00
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 Grissom W R E 8:00 AM 4:30 PM 10/20/2021 10/21/2021
 
 
Working with ProPress & ProPress Stainless
Type of Class: Seminar
 
1 Sessions/4 Hours
Viega ProPress is the trusted copper press joining solution. It provides installers added confidence in their ability to ensure secure connections. With system-matched tools, rings, and jaws, press connections are made in seconds, making ProPress suitable for virtually any type of project. This course will cover the following topics: Fitting anatomy; Approved Applications; Pipe Preparation; and Proper Installation. MegaPressG with an HNBR sealing element is the first press fitting system for carbon steel pipe approved for use in gas and fuel oil applications. MegaPressG is ideal for industrial, commercial, and residential applications and performs well in both new installations and retrofit projects. Tested to the strictest standards in North America. MegaPressG joins carbon steel pipe reliably trough the engineered design of the fittings and battery-powered press tool. This course will cover the following topics: Fitting anatomy, Approved Applications, Pipe Preparation, and Proper Installation. After going through this hands-on training, all attendees will receive an electronic certificate and laminated pocket card confirming that they were trained by an authorized Viega representative.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
Class Language: English
Class Fee: $275.00
MATERIALS:
None Required
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Working with ProPress & ProPress Stainless Pair W E 4:30 PM 8:30 PM 10/27/2021 10/27/2021