PLBG1031 Plumbing Calculations

This course will apply mathematics to plumbing calculations in developed lengths of pipe, fitting allowances, offsets, area, volumes, diameters, weights and pressures. Students will also use formulas common to the plumbing industry.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

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:
Solve formulas, decimals, fractions, square roots, angle measurement and conversion of length measurement
Calculate allowances for pipe fittings
Calculate equal spacing, angles and elevations of grade
Solve forty five degree diagonals and pipe lengths
Solve various center to center and end to end pipe calculations
Calculate rolling offsets, slope and pitch
Solve pipe length calculations
Calculate water measure, rectangle solids and cylinders
Solve parallel offsets, water pressure, head and force

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. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3