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SOE 103 - Plumbing 1

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course provides an introduction to the various components of plumbing design and basic installation utilized in industrial/commercial settings. Topics include the study of tools, materials, fixtures and practices commonly used in the plumbing trade.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. List and define the following: Plumbing Codes, Print Reading and Specifications and the Plumbing Systems of a Building.
  2. Identify Employee Responsibilities, Personal Protective Equipment, Safety Tool and Equipment, Ladders, Aerial Lifts, Scaffolds, Material Handling, Motor Vehicle Safety, Hazardous Materials and Accident Reports.
  3. Calculate with Fractions, Decimals, Metric Measurement, Piping Calculations, Area and Volume.
  4. Identify and explain Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Tube and Fittings, Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings, Steel Pipe and Fittings, Identification of Pipe Fittings, Plumbing Valves and Water Meters.
  5. Describe and explain use of Basic Plumbing Tools, Pipe Vises, Cutting and Drilling Tools, Plastic Pipe Tools and Equipment, Copper Tube Tools and Equipment, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Tools and Equipment, Steel Pipe Tools and Equipment, Finishing Tools, Testing Tools and Equipment, Digging and Lifting Tools.
  6. Prepare a Plastic Pipe Joint, Copper Tube Joint, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Joint, Steel Pipe Joint, Installing and Supporting Pipe.
  7. Explain Sanitary Drainage Piping, Drainage Piping Installation, Sanitary Drainage Piping Venting and Storm Water Drainage Principles.
Listed Topics
  1. The Plumbing Trade
  2. Job Site Safety
  3. Math Applications
  4. Plumbing Math
  5. Plumbing Tools and Equipment
  6. Joining, Installing and Supporting Pipe
  7. Sanitary Drainage, Vent and Storm Water Drainage Piping
Reference Materials
Current Textbook
Supplementary Materials such as study guides, workbooks, CD, videos, handouts, library resources.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 05/14/2007

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