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Plumbing Training Books


Cengage Learning has partnered with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation to develop a 4-year plumbing training program, including textbooks and instructor supplemental materials for traditional training and non-traditional apprentice eLearning courses. Our textbooks are written in accordance with real-world curriculum and are accompanied by instructor supplements containing exam questions, PowerPoint slides, and image libraries.


The series of textbooks is written by various contractors, educators, and plumbing industry experts for entry-level technicians, as well as apprentices looking to obtain a plumbing license. Our plumbing training textbooks contain the practical information that’s crucial for meeting the needs of the industry. Detailed graphs, illustrations, and images help to provide visualizations of structures, technologies, and concepts professionals see when working in the field. The textbook series utilizes a modular approach to plumbing training, combined with a number of real-world examples, making each book in the series an ideal resource for learning the field’s key concepts.


Series features include:

  • Basic language and terminology used in the plumbing field
  • Detailed illustrates of structures, technologies, and concepts used
  • Complex theories and codes synthesized into real-world applications for critical thinking exercises
  • Instructor resources, including a computerized test bank of final exam questions, PowerPoint slides that correspond to the text, and an image library

The PHCC Educational Foundation is proud to offer this textbook series as a companion to its online training course offerings, making it the ideal resource for students, newly established professionals, and apprentices alike. Browse and select from our library below to view a detailed description of each book in the series that we offer!

Plumbing > Apprentice Training
cover image - Plumbing 101
When you expect simple, straightforward explanations for real-world plumbing scenarios, look no further than PLUMBING 101, 6th EDITION.
Price: $96.95
cover image - Plumbing 401
Designed for the fourth-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 401 uses a clear, easy-to-read writing style to provide a thorough understanding of practical plumbing installations and national plumbing codes.
Price: $96.95
eBook Price: $76.57
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cover image - Plumbing 201
This book brings the world of Plumbing to life with colorful illustrations and real world examples.
Price: $96.95
eBook Price: $76.57
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cover image - Plumbing 101
Written by contractors for contractors, their employees, and first-year plumbing students, Plumbing 101, 5E delivers the practical, on-the-job information needed to meet the workforce training needs of the industry.
Price: $96.95
cover image - Plumbing 301
Designed for the third-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 301 uses a straightforward, clear writing style and the most current plumbing and gas code references to deliver the "need-to-know" information for both commercial and residential plumbers.
Price: $96.95
eBook Price: $76.57
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