# APPT 136: P-302 ADVANCED TRADE MATH FOR PLUMBERS

## Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Heading | Value |
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Effective Term: |
Summer 2023 |

Units: |
7 |

Hours: |
72 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (108 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 118. |

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 calculate pipe diagonals and derive pipe lengths.
- A successful student will be able to calculate elevation and grade.
- A successful student will be able to calculate rolling offsets.

## Description

## Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

- Demonstrate basic math skills using fractions, decimals, conversion tables, ratios, and compound measurements
- Illustrate the use of engineering and architectural measurements
- Calculate and lay-out a piping system using formulas, angles, symbols, and piping offsets

## Course Content

- Demonstrate basic math skills using fractions, decimals, conversion tables, ratios, and compound measurements
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
- Whole numbers and fractions
- Decimal conversions
- Decimal operations
- Percent operations

- Illustrate the use of engineering and architectural measurements
- Pythagorean theorem
- Application to piping problems
- Use of protractor
- Right angle operations
- Opposite angles
- Alternate and corresponding angles
- Areas and volumes
- Geometric shapes
- Setting up and solving equations
- Ratios and proportions

- Calculate and lay-out a drainage piping system using formulas, angles, symbols, piping offsets
- Simple and compound offsets
- Mitered offsets
- Equal spread offsets
- Calculate grade and fall
- Using a pocket calculator to solve plumbing problems

## Lab Content

Students will work individually and in teams on piping installations with emphasis on calculations for offsets and layout of sanitary waste and vent systems.

## Special Facilities and/or Equipment

2. Laboratory with plumbing tools.

3. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address.

## 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. __United Association Piping Handbook and Offset Formulas__. 2000.

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee. __United Association Pocket Reference Chart__. 2008.

Smith, Lee. __Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, 8th ed.__. 2013.

Although these textbooks are older than 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

- Readings from assigned textbook Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters: Unit-3, Solving Formulas/Equations
- Section 1, exercises: Review of basic formulas

- Writing assignments given in the laboratory
- Quizzes from math workbooks
- Detail calculations for a sanitary waste piping project