APPT 193: WATER SUPPLY, PATTERNS
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 define backflow and back siphon prevention assemblies.
- A student will be able to describe the components and operation of high purity water systems.
- A student will be able to describe the water treatment process.
The student will be able to:
A. Perform water supply application required in the plumbing industry.
B. Perform patterns required in the plumbing industry.
A. Water supply
1. Basic water supply principles
2. Formulas and tables
3. Pipe measurement
1. Angle cutting principles
2. Pipe measurements
Students will work individually on applying math principles and concepts to the layout of piping systems in the lab:
A. Calculate water flow friction loss.
B. Calculate water column pressure using plumbing trade formulas.
C. Metric measurements.
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. Water Supply. 2008.
Winstead, C.R.. Pipefitting with a Calculator. 1981.
NOTE: These are the Plumbing textbooks used for this course. Although, one or more may not be within 5 years of the required published date, they are the most current books used when teaching this course. 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
A. Readings from the textbook. Examples include:
1. Water supply and patterns for the plumbing trades, Ch. 1-4
2. Application of geometry for the plumbing trades, Ch. 5-6
3. Instrumentation for piping systems layouts, Ch. 7-8
B. Writing assignments; examples include:
1. Complete worksheets on water supply systems
2. Calculating sizing of piping systems
3. Applying formulas for water supply and patterns in the pipe trades
4. Calculating metric measurements for piping system layouts