APSM 122: SMQ-22 CODES & STANDARDS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||38 lecture, 2 laboratory per quarter (40 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will be able to demonstrate efficient use of the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, and National Fire Code.
- A successful student will be able to demonstrate efficient use of AWS, (American Welding Society) and SMACNA (Sheet Metal Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) standards.
The student will be able to:
A. Explain the importance of codes and standards
B. Explain the difference between codes and standards
C. Use the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, and National Fire Code
D. Apply the use of SMACNA standards
A. Importance of codes and standards
1. Discuss history and applications
B. Difference between codes and standards
1. Building, mechanical, and welding codes
2. SMACNA standards
C. Code usage
1. Uniform building codes
2. National fire codes
3. Welding codes
D. Use of SMACNA standards
Students will work individually and in teams. Lab content includes:
A. Observation of examples of both code violations and correct installations
B. Students will learn to research and apply appropriate codes or standards to common sheet metal installations
C. Students will learn how to determine which has preference in the case of any conflicts
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Personal protective equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Results of written quizzes and tests
Comprehensive written final examination
Comprehensive final project
Evaluation of progress by weekly assignments
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
California Building Standards Commission. 2010 California Mechanical Code. 2009.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' Association, Inc.. HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible. 2005.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' Association, Inc.. Architectural Sheet Metal Manual. 2012.
These are the standard Sheet Metal textbooks/workbooks 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.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignment:
1. Research minimum combustion air requirements for a particular gas burning appliance, as assigned
B. Writing assignment:
1. Calculate hanger requirements for specified ducts