FALLS CHURCH, VA. – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation and Cengage Learning announce the release of Plumbing 101, 6th Edition. This book is an updated version of the first title in a four-year series of plumbing apprentice training textbooks.
Plumbing 101 is ideal for apprentice new to the field and includes both residential and commercial plumbing topics. The current format of this popular textbook debuted in 2007 with easy-to-read text, eye-catching illustrations and a comprehensive instructor CD. This updated version includes expanded coverage of current key topics identified by a team of subject matter experts in the field. Those areas include rough-in practices, water heaters and safety procedures.
The 6th edition also includes updated content on career path possibilities and emerging topics and technology in the plumbing field. The book includes straightforward explanations using industry terminology so that students are familiar with language used in the field. Complex theories and codes are synthesized into real-world applications to assist students in grasping concepts more easily. A variety of illustrations are used throughout the textbook to reinforce learning.
“Plumbing 101 6th Edition is the first step in an ongoing update to our apprentice curriculum,” said Foundation Director of Apprentice and Journeyman Training Merry Beth Hall. “Our subject matter expert team worked with a Cengage Learning author to provide first-year apprentices current information on plumbing practices and technologies, including water and energy conservation topics."
This new title is available from the Cengage Learning at http://www.cengage.com/us or the PHCC Educational Foundation at http://www.phccweb.org/store.