Academic Catalog

APPT 129: SPECIAL TOPICS

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2021
Units: 3.5
Hours: 36 lecture, 18 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing/Steamfitting & Pipefitting/Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 109.
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 demonstrate advanced arc welding techniques.
  • A student will be able to perform basic computer assisted drawing techniques.
  • A student will be able to demonstrate management techniques through organizing a complex piping project.

Description

A study of special topics: Study pipe trade related software and computer assisted drawing. Develop advanced welding skills. Introduce concepts of digital controls. Certify in repair of back flow control devices. Further examine management techniques for planning and organizing projects.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Perform basic computer assisted drawing techniques.
B. Make repeatable welds with computerized welder.
C. Demonstrate advanced arc welding techniques.
D. Describe and troubleshoot various digital control devices.
E. Certify in back flow control devices.
F. Demonstrate management techniques through planning and organizing a complex piping project.

Course Content

A. Perform basic computer assisted drawing techniques
1. Auto CAD training guide
2. Hands-on Auto CAD drawing projects
B. Make repeatable welds with computerized welder
1. Develop weld program
2. Perform orbital weld (weld with computerized welder)
3. Orbital weld certification
C. Demonstrate advanced arc welding techniques
1. Develop templates
2. Hands-on oxy-fuel cutting torch projects
3. Hands-on arc welding projects
D. Describe and troubleshoot various digital control devices
1. Introduction to DDC controls
2. Troubleshooting projects
E. Certify in back flow control devices
1. Back flow control devices
2. Hands-on troubleshooting
3. AWWA exam
F. Demonstrate management techniques through planning and organizing a complex piping project
1. UA Foreman Training
2. Construction project scheduling and coordination exercises
3. UA/MCA Foreman Certification exam

Lab Content

A. Students will work individually and in teams to practice welding projects.
B. Students will learn troubleshooting techniques for electrical control circuits.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Laboratory with personal protective equipment and welding equipment
B. Computer lab

Method(s) of Evaluation

Results of written exercises and final examination
Satisfactory completion of hands-on projects
Maintenance of a student's workbook with questions drawn from text
Group and classroom participation

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture
Lab Assignment
Group Discussion
Demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc.. AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2013 Level 1. 2013.

Jeffus, Larry. Welding Principles and Applications, 7th ed.. 2012.

American Technical Publishers. Building Automation Control Devices and Applications. 2008.

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc.. UA Foreman Training Manual. 2008.

USC, Foundation of Cross Connection Control. Manual of Cross Connection Control, 10th ed.. 2014.

NOTE: Although one or more of these texts are older than the recommended 5 years they conform to national training standards and are considered seminal works in the discipline. We will adopt the next edition of each text, as it is published.

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

A. Readings from textbook, Building Automation Control Devices and Applications
1. Chapter 4, HVAC System Control Devices
2. Chapter 4, review questions 1-10, identification and definitions of HVAC controls
B. Writing assignments given in the laboratory
1. Make a schematic drawing of a typical building air conditioning control system
2. Describe properties of each pint in the system

Discipline(s)

Plumbing