Academic Catalog

APPT 135B: P-301B PLUMBING CODES

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2021
Units: 4.5
Hours: 54 lecture 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 119.
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 define the term as it pertains to the UPC.
  • A successful student will be able to define the term "fixture unit".
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of code requirements for clean-outs.

Description

Learn and demonstrate the procedures for coordinating the testing and inspection of plumbing systems and applicable codes that a plumbing systems test must meet. Knowledge of general regulations, including accessibility and ADA requirements, will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Define terms used in the Uniform Plumbing Code.
B. Demonstrate ability to locate and apply applicable code sections.
C. Demonstrate ability to properly size drain/waste/vent potable water and fuel gas systems.

Course Content

A. Define terms used in Uniform Plumbing Code
1. National, state and local standards and codes
2. Administration and definition of terms
3. Various types of plumbing system tests
4. Testing and inspection of plumbing systems
B. Demonstrate ability to locate and apply applicable code sections
1. UPC, Chapter 1, Administration
2. UPC, Chapter 2, Definitions
3. UPC, Chapter 3, General Regulations
4. UPC, Chapter 4, Plumbing Fixtures and Fixture Fittings, ADA requirements
5. UPC, Chapter 5, Water Heaters as presented in Chapter 5 of the UPC
6. UPC, Chapter 6, Water Supply and Distribution
7. UPC, Chapter 7, Sanitary Drainage
8. UPC, Chapter 8, Indirect Wastes
9. UPC, Chapter 9, Vents
10. UPC, Chapter 10, Traps and Interceptors
11. UPC, Chapter 11, Storm Drainage
12. UPC, Chapter 12, Fuel Piping
13. UPC, Chapter 13, Health Care Facilities
14. UPC, Chapter 14, Referenced Standards
15. UPC, Chapter 15, Firestop Protection
C. Demonstrate ability to properly size drain/waste and vent, potable water and fuel gas piping systems
1. Calculate sanitary drainage pipe sizing
2. Calculate sanitary vent pipe sizing
3. Methods and procedures for potable water pipe sizing
4. Methods and procedures for sizing fuel gas piping

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Laboratory with plumbing and piping equipment.

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

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture
Group Discussion
Demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. Uniform Plumbing Code. 2015.

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. Uniform Plumbing Code Study Guide. 2015.

NOTE: 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 assigned textbook, Uniform Plumbing Code, Chapter 3
1. General Regulations, Section 301.0, Materials - Standards and Alternates
B. Writing assignments
1. Make a schematic drawing of a basic natural gas piping system
2. Describe properties and indicate pipe size of each point in the system

Discipline(s)

Plumbing