APPT 192: NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION, DRAINAGE
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 calculate elevation and grade.
- A student will be able to calculate rolling offsets.
- A student will be able to calculate pipe diagonals and derive pipe lengths.
The student will be able to:
A. Perform natural gas installation required in the plumbing industry.
B. Perform drainage installation required in the plumbing industry.
A. Natural Gas
1. Basic natural gas installation
2. Formulas and tables
3. Pipe measurement
1. Basic drainage installation
2. Drainage materials
3. Metals and alloys
Students will work individually on applying plumbing code application with plumbing fixtures to the layout of piping systems in the lab:
A. Applying plumbing code application and plumbing fixture installation.
B. Applying plumbing code in the plumbing industry.
C. Applying metric measurements.
D. Utilizing instruments Used 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. Plumbing Code Application, and Plumbing Fixtures. 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. Utilize proper sizing methods of gas lines (Chapters 1-2)
2. Application of geometry for the plumbing trades (Chapters 1)
3. Applying proper instrumentation for piping systems layouts (Chapters 3-4)
B. Writing assignments; examples include:
1. Math calculations for pipe measurements
2. Applying geometry to calculate piping systems
3. Applying formulas for related math in the pipe trades
4. Calculating metric measurements for piping system layouts
5. Specifying instruments used for piping system layouts