APPT 187: DRAWING INTERPRETATION & PLAN READING/SCIENCE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||37 lecture, 86 laboratory per quarter (123 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|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A student will be able to identify conventional drafting tools.
- A student will be able to describe isometric drawings.
- A student will be able to identify common pipe symbols.
The student will be able to:
A. Perform drawing interpretation as its required in the plumbing industry.
B. Perform scientific practices as required in the plumbing industry.
A. Drawing interpretation
1. Blue prints and tables
2. Pipe measurement
1. Properties of water
2. Hydraulics and pneumatics
3. Metals and alloys
Students will work individually on applying drawing interpretation principles and scientific concepts to the layout of piping systems in the lab:
A. Interpret drawings and plan lay out
B. Use math formulas for lay out and science as it applies in the plumbing trades
C. Perform metric measurements
D. Demonstrate the use of instruments for piping systems layout
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Group and classroom participation
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices. Drawing Interpretation, and Science. 2009.
NOTE: This is the Plumbing textbook used for this course. Although it may not be within 5 years of the required published date, it is the most current book used when teaching this course. We will adopt the next edition, as it is published.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Readings from the textbook. Examples include:
1. Drawing interpretation and science for the plumbing trades (Chapters 1-3)
2. Application of geometry for the plumbing trades (Chapter 2)
3. Instrumentation for piping systems layouts (Chapters 4-5)
B. Writing assignments that are related to the assignments given in lecture. Examples include:
1. Use math calculations for pipe measurements
2. Apply geometry of piping systems
3. Applying formulas for drawing interpretation in the pipe trades
4. Calculating metric measurements for piping system layouts
5. Specifying instruments used for piping system layouts