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Apprenticeship: Pipe Trades (APPT)

APPT 121  •  INTRODUCTION TO RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING, SAFETY & TOOLS

APPT 121 Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

An introduction to basic residential plumbing standards, employment information and procedures, history and heritage of plumbing, organization and construction safety. Necessary trade skills include cutting and threading, use and care of tools, and soldering and brazing are taught along with construction terminology and plumbing definitions.

APPT 122  •  RESIDENTIAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

APPT 122 Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Overview of the installation and design criteria of residential drainage, waste and vent systems, with emphasis and study of the applied theory, design and installation criteria. Includes application of local codes.

APPT 123  •  RESIDENTIAL GAS & WATER INSTALLATIONS

APPT 123 Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Overview of the installation and design criteria of residential hot and cold water, and fuel gas installations. Includes piping materials and hanger systems, material handling and environmental concerns.

APPT 124  •  MATHEMATICS FOR RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING

APPT 124 Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry; not open to students with credit in APRT 195.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A review of basic math concepts and operation, followed by instruction in pipe measurements, formulas, and off-set calculations. Use of common electronic calculators will be included.

APPT 125  •  RESIDENTIAL BLUEPRINT READING

APPT 125 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Familiarize with the various blueprints, drawings and sketches used in residential construction. Plan types, details and symbols will be covered, as well as common construction terms and methods. Working from a set of building plans, students will create isometric drawings of plumbing systems.

APPT 126  •  RESIDENTIAL PIPING LAYOUT & INSTALLATION; RESIDENTIAL FIXTURES

APPT 126 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Introduction to the various methods of inserting and sleeving in residential construction. Students will practice the layout and installation of residential copper pipe and tube systems. Hands-on practice of plumbing fixture installation, service and repair will be provided.

APPT 127  •  RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING CODE

APPT 127 Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A comprehensive overview of the Plumbing Code. Students will examine each chapter of the code book and practice proper application through worksheets, system design, and sizing exercises.

APPT 128  •  RESIDENTIAL GAS INSTALLATIONS; SERVICE WORK

APPT 128 Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Residential Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Current employment in the pipe trades industry; not open to students with credit in APRT 183.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Introduction to safe practices for working in excavations and confined spaces. Instructions and hands-on practice will be provided in underground polyethylene gas installations and residential service work.

APPT 129  •  SPECIAL TOPICS

APPT 129 Details
Units: 3.5
Hours: 36 lecture, 18 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing/Steamfitting & Pipefitting/Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 109.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A study of special topics: Study pipe trade related software and computer assisted drawing. Develop advanced welding skills. Introduce concepts of digital controls. Certify in repair of back flow control devices. Further examine management techniques for planning and organizing projects.

APPT 130  •  REVIEW & TURNOUT

APPT 130 Details
Units: 3.5
Hours: 36 lecture, 18 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing/Steamfitting & Pipefitting/Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 130.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A comprehensive overview of the entire plumbing, steamfitting, and refrigeration courses of instruction and preparation for completion examinations. Presentation of the latest current code and safety information. Planning and performing hands-on piping projects. Perform hands-on troubleshooting projects for air conditioning systems.

APPT 131  •  P-101 BASIC PLUMBING SKILLS

APPT 131 Details
Units: 7.5
Hours: 82 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (118 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 110.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Orientation to the apprenticeship program, JATC policies and procedures. UA history and heritage will also be covered. Safety training is introduced, with instruction in general construction safety. This is followed up with necessary trade skills, including use and care of tools, pipe and tube installations, and soldering and brazing.

APPT 132  •  P-102 APPLIED & RELATED THEORY

APPT 132 Details
Units: 7
Hours: 72 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 102.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Review of basic math before introducing new concepts including pipe measuring and calculation of simple offsets. Students will learn fundamental scientific principles related to the installation and design of basic plumbing systems. Installation and design of fuel gas piping and drainage systems will also be studied.

APPT 133  •  P-201 BEGINNING DRAWING & DESIGN

APPT 133 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 36 lecture, 72 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 112.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Drawing fundamentals to instruction in isometric drawing. Students learn the proper design and sizing of simple waste, water and gas systems. An in-depth study of water supply systems will also be included. Students will also learn to read and interpret simple residential building plans, designing and coordinating plumbing systems within the structure.

APPT 134A  •  P-202A RIGGING; LAYOUT

APPT 134A Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 113.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Instruction in identification and tying various types of knots, study hands on safe practices of rigging and hoisting piping materials. Instruction in the use of a transit, builder's level, laser level and other measuring instruments in the layout and installation of piping systems. Establish the invert elevations and coordination of piping systems by means of profile drawings.

APPT 134B  •  INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

APPT 134B Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 54 lecture per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing/Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Study in the requirements for emergency response to and handling of hazardous materials. Laws of chemical hazards, electrical hazards, personal protective equipment, and confined spaces, monitoring equipment, and Federal and Cal-OSHA Standards for the construction industry will be covered.

APPT 135A  •  P-301A PLUMBING FIXTURES

APPT 135A Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 116.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Instruction in plumbing fixtures and appliances. Names and design features of various plumbing fixtures will be discussed. Proper installation, maintenance and repair of fixtures and appliances will be studied.

APPT 135B  •  P-301B PLUMBING CODES

APPT 135B Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 54 lecture per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 119.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Learn and demonstrate the procedures for coordinating the testing and inspection of plumbing systems and applicable codes that a plumbing systems test must meet. Knowledge of general regulations, including accessibility and ADA requirements, will also be discussed.

APPT 136  •  P-302 ADVANCED TRADE MATH FOR PLUMBERS

APPT 136 Details
Units: 7
Hours: 72 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 118.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Extensive use of piping formulas to solve typical piping layout calculations. Students will calculate compound offsets and accurately determine center to center and end to end piping measurements for plumbing systems.

APPT 137A  •  P-401A WATER SYSTEMS

APPT 137A Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 54 lecture per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Development and operation of domestic and industrial water supply and distribution systems for installation and operation. An overview of water sources, methods used to plan and configure supply, purification and distribution systems, for operation and maintenance.

APPT 137B  •  P-401B APPLIED WELDING

APPT 137B Details
Units: 1.5
Hours: 54 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 117.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Instruction and practice in oxy-fuel cutting, oxy-fuel welding and arc welding of steel plate and pipe. Safety and accuracy in measuring, lay-out and torch handling is emphasized.

APPT 138  •  P-402 ADVANCED DRAWING & BLUEPRINT READING

APPT 138 Details
Units: 7
Hours: 72 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 114.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Interpretation of orthographic and isometric drawings and building plans that make up working drawings for the proper installation of piping systems. Standard graphic symbols used to represent piping, fittings and valves on construction drawings will be covered, as well as various construction methods and materials, specifications and submittals. Hands-on exercises in the creation and coordination of shop drawings.

APPT 139A  •  PROCESS PIPING

APPT 139A Details
Units: 3.5
Hours: 36 lecture, 18 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing/Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPT 139.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Process piping and high purity water piping systems (HPW), including covering hazards associated with these installations. Water treatment and clean steam parameters for the pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industries will also be presented. Pneumatic control systems will be covered, including the identification and installation of regulators and valves, pneumatic tubing and use of air compressors and refrigerated air-dryers. Control systems will also be discussed. Hands-on experience with tube bending.

APPT 139B  •  MEDICAL GAS INSTALLATIONS

APPT 139B Details
Units: 3.5
Hours: 36 lecture, 18 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing/Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Installation procedures of medical gas and vacuum systems. Apprentices will learn about station outlets/inlets, manufactured assemblies and pressure/vacuum indicators. Brazing requirements will be described and proper techniques will be demonstrated. Practice brazing techniques in order to prepare for the brazing qualification exam.

APPT 141  •  SF 101 BASIC STEAMFITTING SKILLS

APPT 141 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 40 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (118 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 123.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Orientation to the apprenticeship program, JATC policies and procedures. UA history and heritage will also be covered. Safety training is introduced, with instruction in general construction safety. This is followed up with necessary trade skills, including use and care of tools, pipe and tube installations and soldering and brazing.

APPT 142  •  SF 102 RELATED MATH, DRAWING & RIGGING

APPT 142 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 124.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Review of basic math before introducing new concepts, including pipe measuring and calculation of simple offsets. Students will then learn drawing fundamentals before moving to instruction in isometric drawing. Instruction in identification and tying various types of knots, study hands-on safe practices of rigging and hoisting piping materials.

APPT 143  •  SF 201 STEAMFITTER CUTTING & WELDING

APPT 143 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 122.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Instruction and practice in oxy-fuel cutting, oxy-fuel welding and arc welding of steel plate and pipe. Safety and accuracy in measuring, lay-out and torch handling is emphasized.

APPT 144A  •  SF 202A SCIENCE; ELECTRICITY & AIR CONDITIONING

APPT 144A Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 126.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Foundation for subsequent courses through instruction in the fundamentals of science, electrical theory and circuitry, and the principles of refrigeration and air conditioning.

APPT 145  •  SF 301 ADVANCED TRADE MATH FOR STEAMFITTERS

APPT 145 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 121.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Extensive use of piping formulas to solve typical piping layout calculations. Students will calculate compound offsets and accurately determine center to center and end to end piping measurements.

APPT 146  •  SF 302 STEAM TECHNOLOGY

APPT 146 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 127.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Basic properties and concepts of steam. Instruction on steam traps, installation techniques and general operation. One-pipe systems will be compared to two-pipe systems. Importance of steam piping, proper pipe sizing, expansion joints and connections. Heat transfer devices and steam boilers will also be discussed with focus on types and proper installation and connection methods.

APPT 147A  •  SF 401A HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

APPT 147A Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 125.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Basic principles of various hydronic systems, including equipment selection, pipe sizing, piping connections and proper installation methods. Start, test and balance procedures.

APPT 147B  •  SF 401B INDUSTRIAL RIGGING

APPT 147B Details
Units: 2.5
Hours: 18 lecture, 36 laboratory per quarter (54 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APRT 180.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Appropriate knots required for specific rigging operations. Rigging safety protocol will be reviewed, which will include health and safety legislation and the responsibilities of specified rigging personnel. Crane signals and will practice rigging skills both through observation and hands-on activities.

APPT 148  •  SF 402 ADVANCED DRAWING & BLUEPRINT READING

APPT 148 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Steamfitting & Pipefitting Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 120.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Study of technical drawings, piping drawings, building plans, specifications and submittals. Interpretation of three view, plan view, elevation view and isometric drawings will be discussed. Hands-on exercises in the process of creating coordinated drawings beginning with sketching principles, calculating and drawing, and finishing with drawing coordination and system design.

APPT 151  •  RF 101 BASIC REFRIGERATION SERVICE SKILLS

APPT 151 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 40 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (118 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 131.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Orientation to the apprenticeship program, JATC policies and procedures. UA history and heritage will also be covered. Safety training is introduced, with instruction in general construction safety and hazardous materials awareness. Necessary trade skills, including pipe and tube installations and soldering and brazing.

APPT 152  •  RF 102 BASIC ELECTRICITY & REFRIGERATION

APPT 152 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 132.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A review of laws pertaining to basic electrical theory and their application to mechanical equipment service. Refrigeration theory and application of the vapor compression cycle will also be covered.

APPT 153  •  RF 201 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

APPT 153 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 133C.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Basic and advanced refrigeration concepts. Extensive study of the design, assembly, and operation of compression systems. Will include liquid and vapor control, metering devices, system components, and piping design.

APPT 154  •  RF 202 ELECTRIC CONTROLS FUNDAMENTALS

APPT 154 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 134.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Fundamentals of electrical controls related to HVAC and refrigeration equipment. Students will assemble and wire actual electrical components and controls.

APPT 155  •  RF 301 ADVANCED ELECTRIC CONTROLS

APPT 155 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 140.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Advanced principles of electric controls used for mechanical equipment in the HVAC industry. Study control diagrams and further develop skills and service procedures used to troubleshoot electrical problems in HVACR equipment.

APPT 156  •  RF 302 HVAC PNEUMATIC & ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS

APPT 156 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 135.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Introduction to HVAC fundamentals, energy sources and control system principals. Focus on pneumatic, electrical, electronic and building automation control systems and components.

APPT 157  •  RF 401 INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION & AIR-CONDITIONING SERVICE

APPT 157 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 107.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Servicing industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Alignment and repair of circulating pumps and compressors will be covered, as well as industrial valve applications and repair. Rigging procedures, refrigerant handling and basic office computer skills will also be covered in computer lab.

APPT 158  •  RF 402 ADVANCED REFRIGERATION & CHILLERS

APPT 158 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 108.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Study of the operation and design of positive displacement water chillers and commercial boilers and boiler room equipment. Single-stage and multi-stage centrifugal water chillers will also be covered. Methods of evaluating chiller performance; develop troubleshooting skills.

APPT 159  •  RF 501 START, TEST & BALANCE; HVAC SYSTEMS

APPT 159 Details
Units: 4.5
Hours: 30 lecture, 78 laboratory per quarter (108 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APPR 149A.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Use of balancing instruments and devices for HVACR systems. The theory and operation of mechanical systems, equipment and testing instruments will be covered. This course stresses the necessity of comprehending the design and intent for the mechanical project, the proper use of testing apparatus and the production of professional reports.

APPT 161  •  SAFETY/OSHA/TOOLS/HERITAGE/SERVICE

APPT 161 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

First-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. Provides students with a working knowledge of plumbing industry materials and standards. Learn use and care of pipe trade tools, practice safety and heritage of the United Association. Also provides OSHA 30 certification.

APPT 162  •  MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE FOR THE PLUMBING TRADE

APPT 162 Details
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

First year of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of mathematics and science as it applies to the plumbing industry.

APPT 163  •  CODE/WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

APPT 163 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

First year of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Plumbing Code I and Water Supply Systems.

APPT 164  •  DRAWING I FOR THE PLUMBING TRADE

APPT 164 Details
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Third-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of plumbing and piping layouts, drainage systems, piping and fixture supports as it applies to mechanical drawings.

APPT 165  •  DRAWING II FOR THE PLUMBING TRADE

APPT 165 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Second-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Technical Drawings, Isometric Drawings and the creation of Building Plans as it applies to the Plumbing trade.

APPT 166  •  WELDING/OXY-ACETYLENE TRAINING

APPT 166 Details
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Third-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of welding principles, as it relates to Metal ARC welding, Gas ARC welding, TIG Welding, MIG Welding and Oxygen/Acetylene burning and welding.

APPT 167  •  STEAM SYSTEMS/RIGGING/PIPE FITTING & SERVICE

APPT 167 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Fourth year of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Layout, Cut, and Fit for Water Piping and Steamfitting systems.

APPT 168  •  MEDICAL GAS/HYDRONICS/SIGNAL PERSON

APPT 168 Details
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

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.

APPT 169  •  ADVANCED DRAWING/LAYOUT FOR THE PLUMBING TRADES/UA FOREMAN TRAINING

APPT 169 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Fifth-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Advanced Drawing, Plumbing Layout and Building Detailing. Practical field knowledge of plumbing duties, processes, objectives and code callouts is covered in-depth.

APPT 170  •  CODE II/JUNIOR MECHANICS REVIEW & EXAM

APPT 170 Details
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Fifth-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Plumbing Codes and review of how changes affect the Plumbing Codes.

APPT 171  •  BASIC REFRIGERATION/HERITAGE/CFC/OSHA 10

APPT 171 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

First-year course of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Thermodynamics, Chloro-Fluoro Carbons (CFC), and basic Refrigeration, as it pertains to the Air Conditioning Service industry. Also provides OSHA 10 certification.

APPT 172  •  REFRIGERATION SCIENCE

APPT 172 Details
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 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

First-year course of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Basic Refrigeration, Refrigeration Equipment, and Equipment Maintenance.

APPT 173  •  BASIC ELECTRICITY FOR THE HVAC SERVICE TRADE

APPT 173 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides students with a working knowledge of basic electricity, including AC/DC theory and Ohm's Law. Students will be expected to apply these theories in the laboratory using electronic and testing instruments.

APPT 174  •  ADVANCED ELECTRICITY/PNEUMATIC DDC INTRODUCTION

APPT 174 Details
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 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Second-year course of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Advanced Electricity, Motors, Starter, Circuitry, and Variable Drives.

APPT 175  •  CONTROLS I/ELECTRO PNEUMATICS

APPT 175 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Third-year course of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Controls, Control Theory, Timing Circuits, Computerized Control, and Energy Management Systems.

APPT 176  •  CONTROLS II/ADVANCED PNEUMATICS CALIBRATION/HYDRONICS

APPT 176 Details
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 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Third year of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of advanced control systems, including the uses of 2-Position, Floating and Modulating Controls. Fiber Optics and Direct Digital Controls are introduced.

APPT 177  •  START, TEST & BALANCE I

APPT 177 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with an introduction to Start, Test and Balance for fluid distribution. Ducting, Cooling, Fans, and Air Distribution is covered in the laboratory exercises.

APPT 178  •  START, TEST & BALANCE II/ENERGY AUDITING PRACTICES

APPT 178 Details
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 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Fourth-year course of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Start, Test and Balance for Piping Systems, Pumps, Chillers, Boilers, and Condensers. Students will learn how to audit mechanical equipment to ensure proper energy efficiency techniques are applied.

APPT 179  •  CHILLERS/SPECIAL SYSTEMS/HVACR STAR REVIEW

APPT 179 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 75 laboratory per quarter (99 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides students with a working knowledge of pipe drafting and blueprint reading for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems. Hands-on activities include applying airside, waterside and pressure testing systems.

APPT 180  •  HVACR STAR REVIEW & EXIT EXAM

APPT 180 Details
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 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanical Service Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Fifth-year course of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. This course provides students with a working knowledge of Troubleshooting, Test and Repair of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning systems.

APPT 185  •  PIPE MATERIALS, SAFETY & TOOLS, SOLDERING & BRAZING

APPT 185 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 37 lecture, 86 laboratory per quarter (123 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Student is a registered State indentured apprentice.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with a working knowledge of soldering and brazing along with safe practices as it relates to on-the-job-training.

APPT 186  •  MATHEMATICS/RIGGING & SIGNALING

APPT 186 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with a working knowledge of mathematics, rigging and signaling as it applies to the Plumbing and Pipefitting industry. Students will apply safety practices as it relates to on-the-job training.

APPT 187  •  DRAWING INTERPRETATION & PLAN READING/SCIENCE

APPT 187 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Students will gain a working knowledge of drawing interpretation, plan reading and science as it applies to the plumbing industry. This course is required to meet the certificate requirements to become a journeyman plumber.

APPT 188  •  ADVANCED PLAN READING/CAD

APPT 188 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Students will gain a working knowledge of advanced plan reading and computer-aided drafting (CAD) as it applies to the plumbing industry. This course is required to meet the certificate requirements to become a journeyman plumber.

APPT 189  •  WELDING/OXYGEN-ACETYLENE

APPT 189 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 20 lecture, 103 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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides students with a working knowledge of welding principles as they relate to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Students will gain knowledge in the principles of oxygen/acetylene cutting and welding.

APPT 190  •  PIPE FITTING WITH A CALCULATOR

APPT 190 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with a working knowledge of mathematics and pipe fitting as it applies to the plumbing and pipe fitting industry. Students will apply safety practices as it relates to on-the-job training.

APPT 191  •  PLUMBING CODE APPLICATION, PLUMBING FIXTURES

APPT 191 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with a working knowledge of the plumbing code application and plumbing fixtures as it applies to the plumbing and pipe fitting industry. Students will apply safety practices as it relates to on-the-job training. This course is required to meet the certificate requirements to become journeyman plumber.

APPT 192  •  NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION, DRAINAGE

APPT 192 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with a working knowledge of natural gas installations and drainage as it applies to the plumbing and pipe fitting industry. This course is required to meet the certificate requirements to become journeyman plumber.

APPT 193  •  WATER SUPPLY, PATTERNS

APPT 193 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with a working knowledge of water supply and patterns as it applies to the plumbing and pipe fitting industry. Students will apply safety practices as it relates to on-the-job training.

APPT 194  •  MEDICAL GAS, REVIEW EXIT EXAM/FINAL EXAM

APPT 194 Details
Units: 1.5
Hours: 5 lecture, 55 laboratory per quarter (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Apprentices learn the installation procedures of medical gas and vacuum systems. This includes medical gas alarms systems, valve stations, inlets, outlets and the complete vacuum system. Brazing techniques will be described and demonstrated.

APPT 195  •  HYDRONICS/STEAM SYSTEMS/PUMPS

APPT 195 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Basic concepts of various heating and cooling systems. Equipment selection, pipe sizing, proper installation methods are taught. One-pipe steam systems will be compared to two-pipe systems. Pump selection and application as well as service and repair.

APPT 196  •  BASIC ELECTRICITY, ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR MECHANIC EQUIPMENT

APPT 196 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Students will be taught basic electrical principals relating to mechanical equipment. Ohm's Law, circuitry, variable frequency drives, as well as troubleshooting techniques will be covered. Students will be able to identify and classify motors and starters.

APPT 198  •  PLUMBING SERVICE & REPAIR

APPT 198 Details
Units: 5
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 and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides students with a working knowledge of service and repair work. Students will learn basic identification and troubleshooting skills needed to complete repairs in a safe and timely manner.