Academic Catalog

APPT 135A: P-301A PLUMBING FIXTURES

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 Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 116.
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 successful student will be able to list components of gas water heaters.
  • A successful student will be able to describe operation of diaphragm direct flush valves.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate the use of special tools and equipment for setting fixtures.

Description

Instruction in plumbing fixtures and appliances. Names and design features of various plumbing fixtures will be discussed. Proper installation, maintenance and repair of fixtures and appliances will be studied.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Identify names and design features for various types of plumbing fixtures and appliances.
B. Describe the operating principles for installation and maintenance of most faucets, flush valves, common control devices and water heaters.
C. List and explain the general criteria for installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing fixtures and appliances.

Course Content

A. Identify names and design features for various types of plumbing fixtures and appliances
1. Names and design characteristics of various types of water closets and urinals
2. Design characteristics of lavatories, faucets, tub and shower valves
3. Characteristics of service sinks and drinking fountains
4. Design styles and characteristics water heaters
B. Describe the operating principles for installation and maintenance of most faucets, flush valves, common control devices and water heaters
1. Operation and flushing action of various types of water closets and urinals
2. Closet flush tank
3. Flushometer valves assemblies
4. Faucet assemblies
5. Tub and shower valve assemblies
6. Gas and electric water heaters
C. List and explain the general criteria for installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures and appliances
1. General safety, sanitary and Americans with Disabilities Act regulations
2. Plumbing code requirements
3. Special tools and equipment for setting fixtures
4. Select and install anchors, fasteners, backing and carriers
5. Installation procedures for plumbing fixtures, faucets and flush valves
6. Installation and code requirements for water heaters
7. Hot water return circulating pumps
8. Maintenance, trouble shooting and repairs for fixtures, faucets and flush valves
9. Maintenance, trouble shooting and repairs for water heaters
10. Drain line service

Lab Content

Students will work individually and in teams on installation and maintenance practices for a variety of plumbing fixtures and appliances.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Laboratory with plumbing and piping equipment.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Results of written exercises and final examination
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

American Technical Publishers. Plumbing Service, Maintenance, and Repair. Orland Park, IL: International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, 2017.

 

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

A. Readings from assigned textbook

1. Manufacturer's specifications

B. Writing assignments given in the laboratory

1. Quizzes on assembly and repair techniques

2. List and describe function of components of a flushometer valve

 

Discipline(s)

Plumbing