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PLHE 1015

Plumbing Technical Drawing

Credits: 3

Description: This course provides the learner with the technical understanding and skills in blueprint reading needed by the plumbing industry. Topics include drawing interpretation, isometric sketches of piping/duct installation and drafting mechanical plans for residential construction. Prerequisite(s): None

Credit Breakdown: 3/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  3. Demonstrate technology skills.
  4. Demonstrate career/computation skills.


  1. Identify the relations between metric and English mathematical systems
  2. Understand productivity and the direct
  3. Apply pipe offset formulas.
  4. Understand pipe offset formulas as they relate to increased producttivity and accuracy.
  5. Adapt drainage pipe trench slope as required volume determination.
  6. Sequence tank and pipe capacity requirements.
  7. Adjust various views of piping systems.
  8. Transform basic project documents.
  9. Understand isometric view angles.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with the Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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