PLU 105 - Plumbing Components

Course Description

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn to work with copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, carbon steel pipe and fittings, corrugated stainless steel tubing, fixtures and faucets, drain waste and vent systems and water distribution systems. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

PLU 101

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify various pipe materials and fittings.
  • Explain drain waste.
  • Identify various vent systems.
  • Identify water distribution systems.
  • Perform different types of pipe and associated fittings; specifically thread, cut and solder.
  • Install fixtures and faucets.
  • Research Drain waste, Vent, and Water Distribution systems.
  • Recognize the relationship between tardiness, attendance and work ethic.
  • Compare and contrast specific piping techniques and their applications in a home.
  • Measure how movement of water around a home requires air in specific locations.
Human Dimension:
  • Identify how every job has its important aspects and our society relies upon a proper plumbing system.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Assess the proper installation of a plumbing system.
  • Recognize the complexity involved in the plumbing career field.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify the variety of applications available to those in the plumbing industry.