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PLHE 1085

Piping System Fabrication I

Credits: 3

Description: This course covers piping/sheet metal equipment, tools, materials, and layout procedures for the beginner to construct and install piping/ductwork systems. Design fundamentals will be interpreted and installation procedures will be practiced in lab activities in this course. Prerequisite(s): None

Credit Breakdown: 2/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


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

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate self-development skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  3. Demonstrate career/computation skills.
  4. Demonstrate technology skills.


  1. Decribe the functions of a plumbing syste,
  2. Identify the development in advancements in plumbing systems
  3. List and describe residential plumbing standards and requirements
  4. Calculate grade and pitch of Drain,Waste, and Venting system
  5. Identify materials utilized in a residential plumbing system
  6. Describe malleable threaded fittings
  7. List and discribe types of tools utilized for installing a piping system
  8. Calculate drainage fixture units values for a commercial building
  9. List and discribe methods for connecting piping systems

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in 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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