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# ATPP 1100 - Plumbing Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

Specifications, applications, and maintenance of pipes, fittings, and valves. Provides a basic knowledge of simple pipe calculations and template development. A study of tools used in piping. Proper valve installation and maintenance. Consideration of safe working pressures of pipes and valves.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to calculate math problems related to pipe and pipefitting.

Objectives:

1. Given a picture of a standard rule, the student will read 3 marked dimensions, to an accuracy of 67%.
2. Given 3 sets of fractional dimensions, the student will add these dimensions, to an accuracy of 67%.
3. Given 3 sets of fractional dimensions, the student will subtract these dimensions, to an accuracy of 67%.
4. Given 3 fractional dimensions in inches, the student will convert these dimensions to feet and inches, to an accuracy of 67%.
5. Given 3 fractional dimensions in feet and inches, the student will convert these dimensions to inches, to an accuracy of 67%.
6. Given the run and the offset, the student will calculate the travel of the pipe using the Pythagorean Theorem, to an accuracy of 100%.
7. Given the run and the offset, the student will calculate the travel of the pipe using the Pipefitter’s Handbook, to an accuracy of 100%.
8. Given the diameter and the length, the student will calculate the volume of a cylinder, to an accuracy of 100%.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the proper application of valves.

Objectives:

1. Given a set of pictures or descriptions, the student will identify the ground key valve, gate valve, globe valve, ball valve, and check valve, to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given a set of pictures or descriptions, the student will identify the corporation valve, curb stop, meter stop, stop and waste valve, flush valve, and vacuum breaker, to an accuracy of 70%.
3. Given a set of pictures or descriptions, the student will identify the flush valve, pressure relief valve, back water valve, and pressure regulator valve, to an accuracy of 70%

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the proper use of piping materials.

Objectives:

1. Given a set of pictures or descriptions, the student will identify ABS plastic pipe, PVC plastic pipe, CPVC plastic pipe, PEX plastic pipe, black steel pipe, galvanized steel pipe, copper pipe, and cast iron pipe, to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given a supply or waste location in the plumbing system, the student will describe which type of pipe is normally used in that location, to an accuracy of 70%.
3. Given 5 different piping materials, the student will describe the method of fastening sections of pipe, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select the proper plumbing fittings.

Objectives:

1. Given a set of pictures or descriptions, the student will identify a sanitary tee, sanitary wye, fixture tee, P‐trap, closet flange, bushing, street ell, drop ell, MIPT adapter, union and dielectric union, to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given a set of pictures or descriptions, the student will identify a hub and spigot connection, no‐hub connection and mechanical joint, to an accuracy of 70%.
3. Given a set of standards, the student will identify the true diameters and lengths of thread for ½ inch, ¾ inch and 1 inch malleable fittings, to an accuracy of 70%

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select the proper piping size to the application.

Objectives:

1. Given the appropriate charts and a plumbing layout, the student will determine the individual fixture dfu, the branch dfu, and the sewer dfu load factors, to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given the appropriate charts and a plumbing layout, the student will determine the individual fixture drain size, the branch drain size, and the sewer size, to an accuracy of 70%.
3. Given the appropriate charts and a plumbing layout, the student will determine the individual fixture supply size, distribution pipe sizes, and the service pipe size, to an accuracy of 70%

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

1. Safety and Plumbing Tools
2. Mathematics for Plumbers/Hydraulic and Pneumatics
3. Print Reading and Sketching/Rigging and Hoisting/Building and Plumbing Codes/Excavating
4. Water Supply Systems/Water Treatment/Plumbing Fixtures
5. Piping Materials and Fittings/Valves and Meters/Water Heaters
6. Designing Plumbing Systems/Preparing for Plumbing System Installation/DWV Pipe & Fitting Installation
7. Installing Water Supply Piping/Supporting and Testing Pipe/Installing Fixtures, Faucets and Appliances
8. Septic Systems/Storm Water and Sumps/Installing HVAC Systems/Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas/Irrigation Systems
9. Repairing DWV Systems/Repairing Water Supply Systems/Remodeling/Job Organization

Primary Faculty
Gordon, Victoria
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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