(Effective Fall 2015)
This curriculum includes the basic theories of plumbing, soil waste and vent layout, household and industrial maintenance, sewage systems, and the use of hand and power tools. Students develop skills in all types of plumbing repair work used in residential, institutional, and commercial applications. The major also provides training in the fundamentals of communication and mathematics.
Plumbing installation, industrial maintenance, public utilities service, machine work and shipbuilding industries.
Recommended High School Subjects
One year of technical math.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Plumbing major web page.
All students entering the major will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during the first semester as explained in the College Catalog (see www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate good work habits and meet accepted safety standards.
- use hand and power tools of the industry.
- identify piping materials and install them using proper connections and methods.
- use and apply industry specific terms and technical data.
- read and interpret blueprints, specifications, and codes as they apply.
- install, maintain, and repair plumbing systems and keep up with the new developments in the field.
- apply basic knowledge and skills of electrical work to install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical controls used in plumbing.
- apply energy conservation measures to plumbing installations.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|ACR111||Introduction to Refrigeration||5|
|ACR118||Print Reading and Interpretation||1|
|ACR119||HVAC Automated Design||1|
|PLH113||Mechanical Systems Design and Operation||4|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|BCT128||Building Materials Applications||2|
|PLH124||Mechanical Systems II||5|
|PLH130||Mechanical Systems Lab Practices||3|
Students completing the plumbing program have the option of transferring into the HVAC Technology degree major. This additional year of study in the HVAC major can expand skills in air conditioning and heating. Note: Students planning to transfer to HP should take ENL 111, MTH 124, and 1 credit elective Fitness & Lifetime Sports (FIT) in the second semester.
Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA).