Academic Catalog

APPT 122: RESIDENTIAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A student will be able to identify components of building drainage systems.
  • A student will be able to demonstrate the proper use of plastic drainage pipe and fittings.
  • A student will be able to list four causes of trap seal loss.

Description

Overview of the installation and design criteria of residential drainage, waste and vent systems, with emphasis and study of the applied theory, design and installation criteria. Includes application of local codes.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Describe the purpose and operation of residential drainage, waste, and vent systems, including theory and design criteria.
B. Demonstrate proficiency in determining the proper piping materials, fittings and devices utilized in a given installation.
C. Demonstrate proficiency in proper installation practices.
D. Execute test procedures of a typical plumbing installation.

Course Content

A. Purpose and operation of residential drainage, waste, and vent systems
1. Describe the public health benefits and parameters of sewage disposal
2. List requirements for private sewage disposal systems
3. Explain function of sewers and drains
4. Explain principles of drainage system venting
5. Define function of traps
B. Determine the proper piping materials, fittings and devices utilized in a given installation
1. Identify components of building drainage systems
2. Identify major appurtenances used in building drainage systems
3. Explain requirements for plastic, cast iron and clay piping systems
4. Identify the types and uses of fittings
C. Demonstrate proficiency in proper installation practices
1. Assemble plastic pipe using multiple joining methods
2. Prepare cast iron pipe for joining
3. Properly cut cast iron pipe
10. Prepare clay pipe for joining, using standard methods
D. Execute test procedures of a typical plumbing installation
1. Preform hydrostatic pressure test
2. Preform pneumatic pressure test
3. Prepare test reports

Lab Content

A. Cut and join plastic pipe and fittings
B. Cut and join cast iron pipe and fittings
C. Use testing equipment

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Personal protective equipment
B. Laboratory with plumbing tools

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Results of written exercises, short quizzes, end of session and end of module assessment
B. Satisfactory completion of hands-on projects
C. Maintenance of a student's workbook with questions drawn from text

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Lab Assignment
C. Group Discussion
D. Demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee. UA Pipe Fittings, Valves, Supports and Fasteners. Upper Marlboro, MD: International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, 2015.

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc. Drainage Systems. Orland Park, IL: American Technical Publishers, 2016.



NOTE: These are the standard Plumbing/Pipe Trades textbooks/workbooks used for this course.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Readings from assigned textbook.

1. Lessons on Sewers and Drains, chapter 2

2. Lessons on Building Drainage systems, chapter 3

B. Writing assignments given in the laboratory.

1. Answer study questions in assigned text

2. Write test report for drainage system pressure test

 

Discipline(s)

Plumbing