Plumbing (PLUM)

Courses

PLUM 110   Introduction to Plumbing Systems (3 Hours)

This is an introduction course to the plumbing trade with an emphasis on residential plumbing and installation methods. Students will be instructed on the basic fundamentals of the plumbing trade. This course is designed to provide training in the identification and use of plumbing tools and materials, plumbing print reading, math skills used in the plumbing trade, reading residential plumbing drawings and sketches, perform basic pipe sizing, copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, cutting and threading carbon steel pipe, joining cast-iron pipe and fittings, making flared and compression joints with copper tubing, PVC and CPVC fittings, fitting and cleanout requirement for DWV piping, and installing natural gas piping systems.

PLUM 125   Residential Plumbing (3 Hours)

This course introduces students to residential plumbing fixtures, faucets, drain assemblies and appliances. Students will study and practice safe installation applications of basic residential plumbing devices. The items discussed in this course will focus mainly on wood-framed structures such as single and multi-family dwellings along with the different types of materials and tools that are commonly used with these structures. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the plumbing system of a structure including water supply distribution pipes, fixtures and fixture traps, soil, waste and vent pipes, building drains and building sewers, storm water drainage and their devices, appurtenances and connections within the building and outside the building within the property lines.

PLUM 130   Print Reading and Estimating (3 Hours)

This course explores reading, interpreting, and understanding of construction drawings and developing piping sketches including plan, elevation and isometric views, size drain waste and vent piping. This course was designed for plumbing students who need to develop the ability to interpret trade prints and plan the installation of the required plumbing. The students will be taught the basics of sketching and plumbing designs on construction prints.

PLUM 140   Backflow Preventers (2 Hours)

This course is designed to provide essential information by blending theoretical and practical aspects of cross-connection controls concerning the theory of backflow prevention and the different types of backflow devices that are used to protect the public water supply. This class will provide the students with an understanding of the principles of backflow prevention, back pressure and backsiphonage along with applying the hydraulic principles and laws. Students will be able to recognize the proper backflow prevention assembly application, installation and operation. Students will be able to demonstrate how to properly install and test backflow protection devices.

PLUM 210   DWV and Water Distribution* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: PLUM 125.

This course introduces students to the layout and design of the drain, waste, and vent (DWV) along with how to size water distribution lines in residential homes. The students will gain practical application of using leveling instruments, shooting elevations, and grading pipes. Students will become familiar with the different types of piping utilized in water and distribution piping. This class will examine sewer treatment procedures and disposal systems; including sewers, septic tanks, calculating tank sizes, maintenance causes, and removal of sewer obstructions.

PLUM 240   Installation, Maintenance and Repair* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: PLUM 130.

This course is designed to convey solid plumbing practices applicable to all areas of plumbing trade including: materials, installations, maintenance, and repair. Traditional approaches will be examined to ensure that the students receive a broad exposure to all materials and practices of the work place. Emphasis will be placed on advanced concepts of the plumbing industry. This class focuses on the maintenance and repairing of plumbing fixtures and includes the scientific principles of explaining why water supply and sewage systems work and mathematical principles of plumbing. This course will allow students to learn practical application in the lab setting of the theoretical material covered in class in how to diagnose and repair common problems associated with plumbing components and systems.

PLUM 250   Commercial Plumbing* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : PLUM 110.

This course introduces students to commercial plumbing features. Students will study and practice safe application and installation of basic commercial plumbing devices. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the plumbing system of a commercial structure including water supply distribution pipes; fixtures and fixture traps; soil, waste and vent pipes; building drains and building sewers; storm water drainage; appurtenances and connections within the building and outside the building within the property lines.

PLUM 275   Plumbing Code Review* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: PLUM 125.

This course is designed to assist students in the understanding and the interpretation of the current International Plumbing Code (IPC) and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) and the minimum requirements for plumbing materials and design. These codes are founded upon the basic principles of safety through properly designed systems, acceptable installation standards and appropriately maintained plumbing systems.

PLUM 280   Plumbing Internship* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : Department approval.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply classroom knowledge to an actual work environment. The internship will provide the students with an on-the-job experience under the supervision of industry professionals. The work will be developed in cooperation with area employers, college staff and each student to provide a variety of actual job experiences directly related to the student's career goals in the plumbing field. Minimum 15 hrs. per week on-the-job training.

PLUM 110

  • Title: Introduction to Plumbing Systems
  • Number: PLUM 110
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Description:

This is an introduction course to the plumbing trade with an emphasis on residential plumbing and installation methods. Students will be instructed on the basic fundamentals of the plumbing trade. This course is designed to provide training in the identification and use of plumbing tools and materials, plumbing print reading, math skills used in the plumbing trade, reading residential plumbing drawings and sketches, perform basic pipe sizing, copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, cutting and threading carbon steel pipe, joining cast-iron pipe and fittings, making flared and compression joints with copper tubing, PVC and CPVC fittings, fitting and cleanout requirement for DWV piping, and installing natural gas piping systems.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the history of plumbing.
  2. Demonstrate the basic principles of plumbing.
  3. Identify the tools of the plumbing industry.
  4. Explain first aid procedures and safety regulations.
  5. Interpret basic math skills used in the plumbing industry.
  6. Demonstrate the joining methods of the materials used in the plumbing industry.
  7. Sketch plumbing isometric plans.
  8. Apply the International Plumbing Code (IPC) to the plumbing trade.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. History of Plumbing

A. Describe the history of the plumbing from the Roman Empire to present time.

B. Describe what effects disease has in relationship with water.

C. Describe the water cycle and how it impacts people.

II. Basic Principles of Plumbing

A. Describe the type of fittings used in the plumbing industry.

B. Demonstrate Drainage, Waste, and Vent (DWV) applications.

C. Demonstrate supply water sizing.

D. Describe water valves and fixtures.

E. Describe plumbing equipment and appliances.

III. Plumbing Tools

A. Explain and identify the different types of tools used.

1. Demonstrate the usage of power tools.

2. Demonstrate the usage of hand tools.

B. Identify and use rough-in tools.

1. Locate and identify the location of using tools.

2. Complete the rough-in process.

C. Identify and use finish tools.

1. Identify the usage of finishing tools.

2. Complete the installation process.

D. Compile a pricing list for labor and material.

1. Determine the price of materials manually.

2. Determine the price of materials with computer-related software.

3. Complete a working model of a labor-unit.

IV. First Aid Procedures and Safety Regulations

A. Demonstrate first aid and treatment.

B. Identify jobsite safety requirements.

1. Trenches and excavations

2. Rigging

3. Fire prevention

4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

5. Material handling

6. Ladder safety

7. Cylinders

C. Demonstrate using hand and power tools.

1. Electrical safety

2. Power tools

3. Hand tools

V. Fundamental Math Plumbing Skills

A. Solve basic math problems.

B. Apply basic math to measure tools.

C. Determine the devolved length of pipes.

D. Calculate the cost of material and labor.

E. Calculate basic geometry formulas.

VI. Joining Different Plumbing Materials

A. Articulate characteristics of copper tubing.

1. Types of copper tubing

2. Advantages and disadvantages of using copper

B. Articulate characteristics of cast iron pipe.

C. Articulate characteristics of Steel pipe.

D. Articulate characteristics of plastic pipe.

1. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

2. CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride)

3. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

4. PEX (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)

5. Advantages and Disadvantages of Plastic Piping

E. Describe piping standards.

F. Differentiate types of water fixtures.

1. Water Closets

2. Urinals

3. Sinks

4. Lavatories

5. Showers and bathtubs

VII. Basic Plumbing Plans.

A. Demonstrate planning and project design.

B. Analyze construction drawings.

C. Draw isometric plans.

D. Sketch residential and commercial plumbing plans.

E. Identify projections used with drawings.

F. Determine the national and local codes to be followed.

G. Use scale rulers.

VIII. International Plumbing Code

A. Identify plumbing code definitions.

B. Analyze the general requirements of the plumbing code.

C. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the plumbing code.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 125

  • Title: Residential Plumbing
  • Number: PLUM 125
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Description:

This course introduces students to residential plumbing fixtures, faucets, drain assemblies and appliances. Students will study and practice safe installation applications of basic residential plumbing devices. The items discussed in this course will focus mainly on wood-framed structures such as single and multi-family dwellings along with the different types of materials and tools that are commonly used with these structures. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the plumbing system of a structure including water supply distribution pipes, fixtures and fixture traps, soil, waste and vent pipes, building drains and building sewers, storm water drainage and their devices, appurtenances and connections within the building and outside the building within the property lines.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Install common fixtures in residential settings.
  2. Install common traps associated with fixtures.
  3. Assemble a water service and distribution lines.
  4. Repair various types of water heaters.
  5. Replace various types of water heaters.
  6. Differentiate between building drains and building sewers.
  7. Connect drain, waste, and vents (DWV) to building drains.
  8. Use the IPC as it relates to residential applications.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Install Fixtures

A. Identify and install different types of fixtures.

B. Identify the location of residential bathroom fixtures.

C. Calculate the amount of fixture units for a residence.

II. Plumbing Traps Fixtures

A. Describe the different types of fixture traps.

B. Assemble residential fixture traps.

C. Identify the length of each trap arm.

D. Assemble fixture traps to the DWV.

III. Water and Distribution Lines

A. Describe and calculate the water service connection and size.

B. Examine different types of water distribution lines.

C. Demonstrate water sizing branch lines.

D. Demonstrate joining methods and connections to the branch lines.

E. Demonstrate testing and inspection of water service lines.

IV. Repair Water Heaters

A. Demonstrate how to repair a gas water heater.

B. Demonstrate how to repair an electric water heater.

C. Demonstrate how to repair an on-demand water heater.

V. Replace Water Heaters.

A. Calculate size of water heaters for a residence to be replaced.

B. Demonstrate how to install a gas water heater.

C. Demonstrate how to install an electric water heater.

D. Demonstrate how to install an on-demand water heater.

VI. Building Drains and Sewers.

A. Identify the location of a building drain.

1. Identify types of building drains.

2. Explain the materials used in building drains.

B. Identify the location of a building sewer.

1. Identify types of building sewers.

2. Explain the materials used in building sewers.

C. Calculate the length of building sewers.

VII. Drain, Waste, and Vents (DWV).

A. Use the IPC to determine the size of the DWVs.

B. Explain the terms associated with the DWV.

C. Determine the national and local codes to be followed.

D. Sketch residential DWV diagrams.

VIII. IPC as it Relates to Plumbing Code.

A. Plumbing code definitions.

B. Analyze the building drains and sewers according to the plumbing code.

C. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the plumbing code.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 130

  • Title: Print Reading and Estimating
  • Number: PLUM 130
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Description:

This course explores reading, interpreting, and understanding of construction drawings and developing piping sketches including plan, elevation and isometric views, size drain waste and vent piping. This course was designed for plumbing students who need to develop the ability to interpret trade prints and plan the installation of the required plumbing. The students will be taught the basics of sketching and plumbing designs on construction prints.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Interpret isometric drawings and apply to plumbing drawings. 
  2. Create isometric pipe drawings and pipe sizes used in the plumbing trade.
  3. Discuss symbols used in plumbing drawings.
  4. Develop material take-off lists and approved submittal data information.
  5. Discuss materials, construction, and pipe connections from rough-in sheet.
  6. Discuss the installation of fixtures.
  7. Utilize plumbing software and technology. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Isometric Drawings

A. Identify fixtures on an isometric drawing.

B. Identify the location fixtures on an isometric drawing.

C. Calculate the drain fixtures units (DFU’s) for each drain line.

D. Size the appropriate drain line after calculating the DFU’s.

II. Isometric Pipe Drawings

A. Develop an isometric drawing for a typical residential home.

B. Develop an isometric drawing for a typical commercial building.

C. Identify the length of each DWV on the isometric drawing.

III. Plumbing Symbols

A. Describe the differences between residential and commercial symbols.

B. Explain the differences of the plumbing needs of the public with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

C. Demonstrate using plumbing drawings in a residential and commercial application.

D. Identify symbols on a print.

IV. Material Take-off Lists

A. Demonstrate how to list the components in a take-off list.

B. Demonstrate how to calculate the cost of the equipment from the take-off list.

C. Identify the different types of fixtures for a residential and commercial application.

V. Rough-in Sheet.

A. Calculate installation tolerances.

B. Use an architect ruler to determine the length of pipes, drains, and vents.

C. Demonstrate how to read a rough-in sheet.

D. Demonstrate how to identify and list the components used for new construction.

VI. Installation of Fixtures

A. Identify the exact location of the fixtures on a print.

B. Identify the distance between the fixtures in a residence and commercial application.

C. Calculate the size of the DWV pipe for a residence and commercial application.

VII. Plumbing Software

A. Demonstrate and utilize plumbing software in estimating print reading.

B. Use software to construct a take-off sheet.

C. Calculate the size of water lines and drains according to the software.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 140

  • Title: Backflow Preventers
  • Number: PLUM 140
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 1
  • Lab Hours: 2

Description:

This course is designed to provide essential information by blending theoretical and practical aspects of cross-connection controls concerning the theory of backflow prevention and the different types of backflow devices that are used to protect the public water supply. This class will provide the students with an understanding of the principles of backflow prevention, back pressure and backsiphonage along with applying the hydraulic principles and laws. Students will be able to recognize the proper backflow prevention assembly application, installation and operation. Students will be able to demonstrate how to properly install and test backflow protection devices.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1.  Examine historical data, hydraulics and the fundamentals regarding cross-connections.
  2. Apply, define and identify the appropriate plumbing codes.
  3. Describe back pressure and back siphonage and how to prevent it on various traps.
  4. Observe the condition of the test gage equipment during all steps of the field test procedure.
  5. Troubleshoot and repair the problem with a backflow prevention assembly.
  6. Document and report the inspection and certification of a backflow prevention assembly.
  7. Maintain and generate all certifications of backflow prevention assemblies.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Hydraulics and Cross-Connection

A. Examine the historical data regarding cross-connection.

B. Identify the pollution and hazards in the public water systems.

C. Describe how hydraulics affects water pressure.

II. Plumbing Codes and Manuals

A. Examine the IPC regarding backflow prevention devices.

B. Examine the Cross-Connection Control Manual.

III. Backpressure and Backsiphonage

A. Review the terms backpressure and backsiphonage.

B. Examine the term backflow.

C. Examine the concepts of the degree of hazard or pollution.

IV. Testing Equipment

A. Demonstrate how to appropriately install backflow gages.

B. Demonstrate how to zero the water gage.

C. Demonstrate how to read pressure on various backflow preventer devices.

D. Demonstrate how to remove the gages after testing backflow device.

V. Troubleshoot Backflow Assemblies

A. Determine if a backflow prevention assembly is fouled.

B. Demonstrate how to correct the backflow device.

C. Describe how to repair the backflow prevention assembly.

VI. Inspections of Backflow Prevention Assemblies

A. Demonstrate how to document the inspection form of the backflow assembly.

B. Explain the process of how to complete the inspection form.

C. Complete the inspection form report and forward it to the state.

VII. Backflow Prevention Assemblies

A. Generate maintain records of backflow assemblies.

B. Demonstrate of how to maintain records of backflow assemblies.

1. Identify the location of the backflow preventer.

2. Identify the degree of hazard or pollution for each backflow preventer.

C. Generate the inspection reports to the owners and to the state.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 210

  • Title: DWV and Water Distribution*
  • Number: PLUM 210
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites or corequisites: PLUM 125.

Description:

This course introduces students to the layout and design of the drain, waste, and vent (DWV) along with how to size water distribution lines in residential homes. The students will gain practical application of using leveling instruments, shooting elevations, and grading pipes. Students will become familiar with the different types of piping utilized in water and distribution piping. This class will examine sewer treatment procedures and disposal systems; including sewers, septic tanks, calculating tank sizes, maintenance causes, and removal of sewer obstructions.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Design the layout and a drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems in residential and commercial buildings.
  2. Complete basic plumbing DWV pipe calculations.
  3. Interpret and identify construction drawings used in the plumbing trade.
  4. Describe code requirements and construction practices in the plumbing industry.
  5. Identify common types of materials and schedules used in the plumbing trades.
  6. Install water piping in a residential application.
  7. Install water distribution system in a residential application.
  8. Identify water distribution systems in a commercial setting.
  9. Use the IPC as it relates to the residential application.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) Systems

A. Identify the difference between public and private systems.

B. Identify the location of a residential public sewer line.

C. Calculate the drain lines and vents for a residence.

D. Calculate the drain lines and vents for a commercial business.

II. DWV Pipe Calculations

A. Calculate the size of the DWV for a residence and commercial application.

B. Calculate the material needed for a DWV system.

C. Build a material take-off list.

D. Demonstrate joining methods and connections for the DWV system.

E. Demonstrate testing and inspection of the DWV system.

III. Construction Drawings

A. Demonstrate the usage of construction drawing in the plumbing trade.

B. Interpret the construction drawings.

C. Identify the location of the DWV systems from the construction drawings.

D. Demonstrate how to install DWV piping from the construction drawings.

IV. Plumbing Code

A. Utilize the IPC in reference to the DWV system.

B. Explain the construction practices of trenching.

C. Identify common residential construction practices when installing a DWV system.

D. Utilize the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for construction practices.

V. Materials and Construct Time Schedules

A. Identify common types of DWV systems.

1. Explain the different materials used below ground.

2. Explain the different materials used above ground.

B. Identify common connection procedures with different types of materials used for DWV.

1. Identify types of building sewers.

2. Explain the materials used in building sewers.

C. Identify construction schedules.

D. Construct a plumbing schedule and timeframe of completion.

VI. Construct Water Piping

A. Calculate size of the water service for a residence.

B. Demonstrate how to install a water meter.

C. Demonstrate how to install a water service.

VII. Residential Water Distribution System

A. Identify the location of the water service on a print.

1. Identify other locations for the water service.

2. Explain the materials used for a water service.

B. Identify the location of a water service in a residence.

1. Identify types of piping to be used for a water service.

2. Explain the materials used for a water service.

C. Demonstrate how to install distribution lines in a residence.

VIII. Commercial Water Distribution System

A. Identify the location of the water service on a print.

1. Identify other locations for the water service.

2. Explain the materials used for a water service.

B. Identify the location of a water service in a commercial setting.

1. Identify types of piping to be used for a water service.

2. Explain the materials used for a water service.

C. Demonstrate how to install distribution lines in a commercial setting.

IX. IPC and the Code

A. Plumbing code definitions.

B. Analyze the building drains and sewers according to the plumbing code.

C. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the plumbing code.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 240

  • Title: Installation, Maintenance and Repair*
  • Number: PLUM 240
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites or corequisites: PLUM 130.

Description:

This course is designed to convey solid plumbing practices applicable to all areas of plumbing trade including: materials, installations, maintenance, and repair. Traditional approaches will be examined to ensure that the students receive a broad exposure to all materials and practices of the work place. Emphasis will be placed on advanced concepts of the plumbing industry. This class focuses on the maintenance and repairing of plumbing fixtures and includes the scientific principles of explaining why water supply and sewage systems work and mathematical principles of plumbing. This course will allow students to learn practical application in the lab setting of the theoretical material covered in class in how to diagnose and repair common problems associated with plumbing components and systems.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Install common fixtures in residential settings.
  2. Install common traps associated with fixtures.
  3. Assemble a water service and distribution lines.
  4. Repair various types of water heaters.
  5. Replace various types of water heaters.
  6. Differentiate between building drains and building sewers.
  7. Connect drain, waste, and vents (DWV) to building drains.
  8. Use the IPC as it relates to residential applications

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Plumbing Fixtures

A. Identify and install different types of fixtures.

B. Identify the location of residential bathroom fixtures.

C. Calculate the amount of fixture units for a residence.

II. Fixture Traps

A. Describe the different types of fixture traps.

B. Assembly residential fixture traps.

C. Identify the length of each trap arm.

D. Assemble fixture traps to the DWV.

III. Water Distribution Lines

A. Describe and calculate the water service connection and size.

B. Examine different types of water distribution lines.

C. Demonstrate water sizing branch lines.

D. Demonstrate joining methods and connections to the branch lines.

E. Demonstrate testing and inspection of water service lines.

IV. Evaluate Water Heaters

A. Demonstrate how to repair a gas water heater.

B. Demonstrate how to repair an electric water heater.

C. Demonstrate how to repair an on demand water heater.

V. Install Water Heaters

A. Calculate size of water heaters for a residence to be replaced.

B. Demonstrate how to install a gas water heater.

C. Demonstrate how to install an electric water heater.

D. Demonstrate how to install an on demand water heater.

VI. Differentiate Between Building Drains and Sewers

A. Identify the location of a building drain.

1. Identify types of building drains.

2. Explain the materials used in building drains.

B. Identify the location of a building sewer.

1. Identify types of building sewers.

2. Explain the materials used in building sewers.

C. Calculate the length of Building sewers.

VII. Assemble DWV

A. Use the IPC to determine the size of the DWV’s.

B. Explain the terms associated with the DWV/.

C. Determine the national and local codes to be followed.

D. Sketch residential DWV diagrams.

VIII. Use the IPC

A. Plumbing code definitions.

B. Analyze the building drains and sewers according to the plumbing code.

C. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the plumbing code.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 250

  • Title: Commercial Plumbing*
  • Number: PLUM 250
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: PLUM 110.

Description:

This course introduces students to commercial plumbing features. Students will study and practice safe application and installation of basic commercial plumbing devices. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the plumbing system of a commercial structure including water supply distribution pipes; fixtures and fixture traps; soil, waste and vent pipes; building drains and building sewers; storm water drainage; appurtenances and connections within the building and outside the building within the property lines.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Install common fixtures in a commercial setting.
  2. Install common traps associated with fixtures.
  3. Assemble a water service and distribution lines.
  4. Repair various types of commercial water heaters.
  5. Replace various types of commercial water heaters.
  6. Differentiate between building drains and building sewers.
  7. Connect drain, waste, and vents (DWV) to building drains.
  8. Use the IPC as it relates to commercial applications.
  9. Assemble commercial rough-in fixtures
  10. Complete commercial trim-out of fixtures

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Commercial Fixtures

A. Identify and install different types of fixtures.

B. Identify the location of commercial bathroom fixtures.

C. Calculate the amount of fixture units for a residence.

II. Fixtures Traps

A. Describe the different types of fixture traps.

B. Assemble residential fixture traps.

C. Identify the length of each trap arm.

D. Assemble fixture traps to the DWV.

III. Commercial Water Service

A. Describe and calculate the water service connection and size.

B. Examine different types of water distribution lines.

C. Demonstrate water sizing branch lines.

D. Demonstrate joining methods and connections to the branch lines.

E. Demonstrate testing and inspection of water service lines.

IV. Repair Commercial Water Heaters

A. Demonstrate how to repair a gas water heater.

B. Demonstrate how to repair an electric water heater.

C. Demonstrate how to repair an on-demand water heater.

V. Replace Commercial Water Heaters

A. Calculate size of water heaters for a residence to be replaced.

B. Demonstrate how to install a gas water heater.

C. Demonstrate how to install an electric water heater.

D. Demonstrate how to install an on-demand water heater.

VI. Building Drains and Building Sewers

A. Identify the location of a building drain.

1. Identify types of building drains.

2. Explain the materials used in building drains.

B. Identify the location of a building sewer.

1. Identify types of building sewers.

2. Explain the materials used in building sewers.

C. Calculate the length of Building sewers.

VII. Connect DWV to Building Drains

A. Use the IPC to determine the size of the DWV’s.

B. Explain the terms associated with the DWV.

C. Determine the national and local codes to be followed.

D. Sketch commercial DWV diagrams.

VIII. Use the IPC

A. Plumbing code definitions.

B. Analyze the building drains and sewers according to the plumbing code.

C. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the plumbing code.

IX. Commercial Rough-in

A. Assemble a commercial bathroom group.

B. Assemble DWV for a bathroom group.

C. Assemble water distribution lines for a bathroom group.

D. Assemble an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bathroom group.

X. Commercial Trim

A. Install trim for a commercial bathroom group.

B. Install trim for the water distribution lines in a bathroom group.

C. Install trim for an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bathroom group.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 275

  • Title: Plumbing Code Review*
  • Number: PLUM 275
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites or corequisites: PLUM 125.

Description:

This course is designed to assist students in the understanding and the interpretation of the current International Plumbing Code (IPC) and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) and the minimum requirements for plumbing materials and design. These codes are founded upon the basic principles of safety through properly designed systems, acceptable installation standards and appropriately maintained plumbing systems.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Explain how the IPC code book addresses the regulatory codes for plumbing applications.
  2. Explain the contextual arrangement and usage of the IPC code book.
  3. Describe and examine the relationship between the IPC and the IFGC.
  4. Describe the application process for becoming a licensed journeyman or master plumber.
  5. Investigate design layout, fundamentals and installation process of gas burning appliances and fuel piping systems.
  6. Examine the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations as it applies to a plumbing career.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. International Plumbing Code

A. Demonstrate application of the code book.

B. Identify the subgroups in the code book.

II. IPC Arrangement

A. Explain the role of the administration having jurisdiction of the code.

B. Understand the terms associated with the IPC.

III. Other Code Books

A. Understand the regulations concerning the various code books.

B. Differentiate current code requirements from past code regulations.

C. Identify how to find important information concerning the code.

D. Summarize the code use in various cities, counties and state.

IV. License Requirements

A. Determine testing requirements for a candidate in various jurisdictions.

B. Identify the responsibility of the test taker.

V. Gas Appliances and Fuel Piping Systems

A. Determine testing requirements for a candidate in various jurisdictions.

B. Identify the responsibility of the test taker.

VI. OSHA Regulations

A. Examine the OSHA regulations as it relates to the plumbing trade.

B. Identify the responsibility of a business owner.

C. Identify the responsibilities of an employee.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-40%    Chapter Tests
10-30%    Homework
10-30%    Class Participation
25-35%    Lab Assignments
10-15%    Final Exam

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

PLUM 280

  • Title: Plumbing Internship*
  • Number: PLUM 280
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 15

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Department approval.

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply classroom knowledge to an actual work environment. The internship will provide the students with an on-the-job experience under the supervision of industry professionals. The work will be developed in cooperation with area employers, college staff and each student to provide a variety of actual job experiences directly related to the student's career goals in the plumbing field. Minimum 15 hrs. per week on-the-job training.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the internship work environment.
  2. Apply for and secure a position in an approved training position.
  3. Keep accurate records of hours worked, job activities, and salary earned.
  4. Demonstrate a mature and professional attitude toward employment and work.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work with supervisor, customers and fellow employees.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Work Environment

A. Obtain a position with a plumbing employer.

B. List all objectives and situations that arise from the internship position.

C. Describe daily activities during the internship.

II. Training Position

A. Write a letter of inquiry.

B. Write a resume.

C. Complete a job application.

D. Describe a job interview.

III. Maintain Accurate Records of Job Activities

A. Record all significant activities.

B. Create a detailed list of employer expectations regarding the position.

IV. Professionalism in the Workplace

A. Define labor relations.

B. Explain human relations.

C. Examine job performance.

V. Demonstrate the Ability to Work with Others.

A. Describe how to work with supervisors.

B. Describe how to work with other employees.

C. Describe how to work with customers.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-80%    Work Assignments  

10-30%    Employer Evaluations  

10-20%    Student Self-Evaluations   

TOTAL: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).