PLBG1025 Plastic Pipe Procedures

Students will study plastic piping, which involves the joining of plastic pipes for water supply, distribution and space heating. Students will become familiar with the different types of plastic pipe, fittings and tubing. Plastic water and heating distribution piping will be discussed and utilized. Safe methods of handling and installing piping in accordance with Minnesota State Plumbing Code and general industry accepted standards will be emphasized.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify different types and sizes of plastic pipe and fittings
Operate hand & power plastic cutting and cleaning tools
Join plastic pipe and fittings using appropriate methods and tools of assembly
Identify and comprehend materials and methods of hanger installation
Demonstrate proper installation of plastic potable water piping
Demonstrate proper installation of plastic piping for hydronic heating
Identify hydronic heating system components for plastic piping
Design radiant floor, wall and ceiling heating systems

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details