NCCER Plumbing Level 1, 5th Edition © 2023

Introduce students to the tools and trade of plumbing. The Plumbing Level 1, published by Pearson, career and technical education program covers math, fittings, water distribution systems, and other aspects of the profession for those following a career path in construction.

  • Highly visual design with numerous new illustrations
  • New QR codes link to interesting videos related to each topic
  • New videos to highlight careers, equipment, and more
  • New dynamic presentations for an engaging online review of content
  • Powerful NCCERconnect online course

Introductory Plumbing CTE Program with Digital Integration

The perfect resource for construction students interested in pursuing a career in plumbing or associated plumbing trades.


Industry Recognized Authorship

Plumbing Level 1 is authored by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER®), a non-profit education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and credentialing.


Easy-to-Follow Instruction

Plumbing Level 1 unpacks technical procedures into manageable steps. The clear language and mechanical illustrations help students to develop the skills they need to apply the trade.


Prepare Students for Certification

The curriculum for Plumbing Level 1 was developed to prepare students for the NCCER Plumbing Certification exam. We worked with the industry so the skills gained in the class could apply anywhere.


Online Learning Capabilities

With NCCERconnect, students can access eTexts and other dynamic resources through the online platform, and teachers can save time with preloaded content and auto-grading assignments.

Plumbing CTE Teaching Solutions

  • Clear Objectives
  • Trade Terms
  • Performance Tasks
  • Numerous New Videos
  • Going Green Features
  • Did You Know Features

Clear Objectives

  • Up Front Explanations
    Each section lays out up front what students need to know by the end.
  • End-of-Chapter Practice
    Courses are also structured to provide opportunities at the end to practice what they learned.

Trade Terms

  • Foundational Vocabulary
    Help trainees build a foundational vocabulary
  • Easy-to-Find Definitions
    Definitions provided throughout modules and sections
  • Glossary
    Glossary of terms at the back of the book gathers every trade term together for easy reference

Performance Tasks

  • Immediate Application
    Give students an opportunity to immediately apply their plumbing knowledge

Numerous New Videos

  • Career Highlights
    Spotlights on career opportunities in the plumbing field
  • Equipment Demonstrations
    Demonstrations of proper equipment usage
  • Supplemental Materials
    Additional topics covered to supplement the book

Going Green Features

  • Preservation
    Insightful information on how to preserve the environment
  • Personal Conduct
    Coverage of good choices to make regarding the health of the planet

Did You Know Features

  • Factoids
    Introduces historical and interesting facts about the craft

Learn more about the industry recognized authorship team, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER®)


NCCER Overview

Learn more about the organization we partner with and the resources they provide to create a rich curriculum.

Online Platform for your Plumbing Career Technology Curriculum

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NCCERconnect prepares students for work as craft professionals by enhancing learning with a range of visual, auditory, and interactive elements. Ideal for blended, virtual, or traditional classroom environments, it's perfect for your craft training course. Teachers can deliver instruction using pre-loaded content and course management tools, streamline training, and track results through the online gradebook.

Additional Plumbing Level 1 Resources

  • Downloadable Teacher Resources
  • Lesson Plans
  • PowerPoint® Presentations
  • Printable Exams
  • Performance Profile Sheets

Downloadable Teacher Resources

Access the complete collection of Teacher Resources provided for Plumbing Level 1.

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Lesson Plans

Precreated lesson plans for each module provide the teacher with key instructional support including objectives, teaching time, prerequisites, safety considerations, materials checklists, and more!


PowerPoint® Presentations

Pre-made presentations for each module are available so teachers can easily use them during an in-person lecture or an online class.


Printable Exams

Module exams are provided in PDF format to easily print and administer. An answer key is included.


Performance Profile Sheets

These evaluation sheets provide a space to record ratings for student performance on tasks specific to the module.


Frequently asked questions about Plumbing Level 1

  • What topics are included in the Table of Contents?
    Module 02101 Introduction to the Plumbing Professions
    • 1.0.0 The Plumbing Profession
    • 2.0.0 Responsibilities of a Plumbing Professional

    Module 02102 Plumbing Safety

    • 1.0.0 Causes and Impacts of Accidents
    • 2.0.0 Preventing Accidents
    • 3.0.0 Safety Precautions for Using Tools
    • 4.0.0 Safety Precautions for Specific Work Areas

    Module 02103 Tools of the Plumbing Trade

    • 1.0.0 Hand Tools Used in Plumbing
    • 2.0.0 Power Tools

    Module 02104 Introduction to Plumbing Math

    • 1.0.0 Basic Mathematical Calculations
    • 2.0.0 Measuring Pipe.

    Module 02105 Introduction to Plumbing Drawings

    • 1.0.0 Reading Drawings
    • 2.0.0 Types of Drawings

    Module 02106 Plastic Pipe and Fittings

    • 1.0.0 Plastic Pipe and Fittings
    • 3.0.0 Plastic Pipe Installation, Protection, and Testing

    Module 02107 Copper Tube and Fittings

    • 1.0.0 Types of Copper Tube and Fittings
    • 2.0.0 Measuring, Cutting, and Bending
    • 3.0.0 Installing and Testing Copper Tube

    Module 02108 Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings

    • 1.0.0 Cast Iron Pipe
    • 2.0.0 Measuring, Cutting, and Joining
    • 3.0.0 Supporting, Installing, and Testing Pipe

    Module 02109 Steel Pipe and Fittings

    • 1.0.0 Steel Pipe
    • 2.0.0 Measuring, Cutting, and Joining Steel Pipe
    • 3.0.0 Pipe Installation and Support

    Module 02110 Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures

    • 1.0.0 Plumbing Fixtures
    • 2.0.0 Faucets

    Module 02111 Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems

    • 1.0.0 Drain, Waste, and Vent System Overview
    • 2.0.0 DWV Traps
    • 3.0.0 DWV Fittings
    • 4.0.0 DWV Construction and Sewer Connections

    Module 02112 Introduction to Water Distribution Systems

    • 1.0.0 Types of Distribution Systems
    • 2.0.0 Water Distribution System Components
    • 3.0.0 Building Water Distribution



  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?

    Grades 9-12

  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for Introductory Plumbing courses.
  • What is NCCER?
    The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) was founded in 1996 with the goal of developing a safe and productive workforce with standardized training and credentialing. With over 40 craft and maintenance areas and 6,000+ Training locations, NCCER is the leader in building the next generation of industry professionals.
  • Does the course align to any industry certifications?
    Plumbing Level 1 meets the standards for the NCCER Plumbing Certification.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available student resources include the Hardcover Trainee Guide and NCCERconnect Student Access.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include: NCCERconnect Teacher Access, Lesson Plans, PowerPoint® Presentations, Printable Exams, and Performance Profile Sheets.
  • What are the digital license options?
    Student digital access to NCCERconnect can be bundled with the Trainee Guide or purchased separately for 1 year.

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