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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.
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 use drafting techniques and apply to plumbing and piping systems.
  • A student will be able to apply isometric piping and elevation views of plumbing and piping systems.


Second-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Technical Drawings, Isometric Drawings and the creation of Building Plans as it applies to the Plumbing trade.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Recognize and classify drainage systems related to the plumbing industry
B. Recognize and classify plumbing fixtures
C. Demonstrate plumbing fixture installations

Course Content

A. Drawing II Drainage
1. Technical Drawings
2. Isometric Drawings
3. Building Plans
B. Plumbing Fixtures
1. Lavatory fixtures
2. Sinks: Kitchen Sinks, Service Sinks, Laundry Sinks, Mop Sinks/Basins
3. Shower Fixtures
4. Urinal Fixtures
5. Water Closet/Toilet Fixtures
C. Installation
1. Installation Practices
2. Institutional Fixtures & Equipment
3. Fixture Control
4. Appliances & Accessories

Lab Content

Students will classify the different types of plumbing fixtures and drawings and demonstrate plumbing fixture installations in the lab:
A. Basic Bathroom Layout & Design
B. Complete House Layout
C. Basic commercial Building Systems
D. Specialty Piping Systems
E. Isometric Drawing of a 2-Story Home

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Laboratory with drawing tables
B. Drawing utensils for drafting

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Written examination
B. Hands-on demonstration
C. Chapter Quizzes
D. Group and Classroom participation
E. Punctuality

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Laboratory
D. Demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices. Drainage. Washington, D.C.: International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc., 2014.


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

A. Readings from the textbook and reference from the Plumbing Code Handbook

1. Section H, Drainage Systems

2. The application of Isometric Drawings

B. Writing assignments on elevation, isometric and plan views for residential and commercial systems

1. Final exam consists of a 50 questions written exam of the entire course and Section H Handbook