This 32-hour course is designed to take the seasoned plumber/fitter and teach them the information necessary to install medical gas and vacuum pipeline systems in human health care occupancies, including hospitals, office-based occupancies, nursing homes, and outpatient care facilities.

Topics include all facets of equipment such as air compressors, vacuum pumps; valving and hangers, and testing are covered as well as a section on the special brazing requirements for medical gas and vacuum tubing. Practical training is included, including student coupons that are sent to outside laboratories for independent examination. Topics also include the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA 99 is the textbook.

This course is mandatory in over forty states prior to working on any medical gas or vacuum system. The student shall be at journeyman level or active in an apprentice program for at least four years.