Academic Catalog

APPT 168: MEDICAL GAS/HYDRONICS/SIGNAL PERSON

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 72 laboratory per quarter (102 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 receive N.I.T.C. medical gas installer and braze certification.
  • A student will be able to apply pipe sizing methods for all hydronic heating and cooling systems.

Description

Fourth-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Medical Gas, Brazer, Crane Signaling, and Hydronic Systems.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Receive N.I.T.C. medical gas installer and brazer certification
B. Size piping systems and equipment related to hydronic systems
C. Become NCCCO Crane Signal Person certified (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators)

Course Content

A. N.I.T.C. Certification
1. NFPA 99 certification
B. Piping System sizing
1. Sizing up Hydraulic systems
2. Sizing up Hydronic systems
C. National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Course Requirements
1. Mobile Crane operator practice exam
2. Tower Crane operator practice exam
3. Overhead Crane operator practice exam
4. Crane inspection, methods and techniques

Lab Content

Students will work individually and in teams to prepare and size medical gas and hydronic equipment in the lab, which includes:
A. Piping Systems
B. Convection, Conduction, Radiation
C. Radiators
D. Heat Pumps
E. Pre-Cool & Chilled Water
F. Boilers
G. Controls
H. Pumps

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Laboratory with medical gas and hydronic equipment
B. Personal protective equipment
C. Calculator

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

NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code. International Codes and Standards Organization, 2012.

Hydronic heating and Cooling. Washington, D.C.: International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc., 2016.

Signal Person Training Guide. Washington, D.C.: International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc., 2010.



Texts older than 5 years may be utilized in this course as industry-standard texts.

 

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

A. Readings from the NFPA 99 textbook (National Fire Protection Agency) section 99

1. The application of Medical gas and vacuum systems

2. The design of Hydronic, Heating & Cooling systems in a controlled environment

3. The ability to signal cranes safely

B. Writing assignments are part of the homework assignments from readings, and practice quizzes at the end of each chapter in the textbook, NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code and the Signal Person Training Guide

 

Discipline(s)

Plumbing