Feb 28, 2024
BM 240 - Plumbing Systems
Credit Hours: 3
A course covering the fundamentals of design and layout of plumbing pipe, fittings, and fixture installation. Topics will include: supply and waste piping, sanitary and storm drain sewage disposal, air, oil, and gas lines. Also included are the installation and maintenance of residential/commercial systems of fixtures and hot water heaters.
Alternative energy conservation methods used for material usage, equipment and installation available to industry will be included for green technology used in facilities new and old today.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- illustrate and understand the basic principles of sanitary and potable plumbing supply systems and their aspects of operation;
- recognize the principles of air, oil and gas piping installation within a facility;
- apply consideration to material and equipment selection with computer software and the internet;
- demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot water supply, sanitary drainage systems and fixtures;
- apply knowledge of energy conservation opportunities through water-saving fixtures, tank-less fixtures, water energy saving methods of recycling, and solar and geo-thermal energy opportunities;
- demonstrate and understand basic maintenance management principals in a mechanical environment;
- apply an understanding of the skill sets required to be a competent maintenance technician; and
- demonstrate oral and written communication skills through writing, sketching and presenting research reports on a plumbing planning and scheduling of a project.