Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3452
First Term: 2013 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-94
CIP Code: 46.0502

Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction
Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Steamfitting degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeymen with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory and managerial positions.



Required Courses
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Steamfitting (5419) 34-64

BPC/CIS+++++ Any BPC Business - Personal Computers or CIS Computer Information Systems course(s) 3
Credits: 37-67

Program Competencies
1. Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)
2. Solve specific mathematics problems related to the trade. (PFT101, PFT101AA, PFT101AB, PFT101AD)
3. Identify, use, and care for tools and machines used in the steamfitting trade. (PFT101, PFT101AA, PFT101AB, PFT101AD PFT102, PFT102AA, PFT102AB, PFT102AC)
4. Identify and describe the use of pipes, hangers, supports, inserts, and anchors used in the steamfitting trade. (PFT101, PFT101AA, PFT101AB, PFT101AD, PFT102)
5. Demonstrate pipe joining methods and describe their use in the field. (PFT102, PFT102AA, PFT102AB, PFT102AC, PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC, WLD101)
6. Solve measurement problems encountered in shop and field work. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
7. Apply science and physics formulas to solve piping system problems. (PFT103)
8. Calculate safe loads and configure proper knots, hitches, and slings used when loading and unloading. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
9. Safely use hoists, hoisting equipment, and hoisting signals. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
10. Identify and describe science and physics principles which relate to the work of steamfitters. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
11. Review the application of science and physics concepts in the steamfitting trades. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
12. Set hangers, sleeves, and inserts according to existing schedule. (PFT103 PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
13. Create section and isometric drawings for piping systems. (PFT113, PFT113AA, PFT113AB, PFT113AC, PFT201, PFT201AA, PFT201AB, PFT201AC)
14. Perform pipe layout and welding procedures for forty-five degree, ninety degree, and odd angle fittings and describe how they are used. (PFT114, PFT114AA, PFT114AB, PFT114AC, WLD101)
15. Demonstrate correct and safe usage of the oxyacetylene cutting torch. (PFT114, PFT114AA, PFT114AB, PFT114AC)
16. Demonstrate application of the principals of hydronic heating, including piping layout, pipe connections, and system controls. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
17. Explain the hydronic cooling cycle including sizing pumps and distribution piping. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
18. Explain the hydronic systems including low, medium and high temperature systems. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
19. Read and interpret blueprints and specifications normally encountered in the steamfitting trade. (PFT201)
20. Describe the function and operation of the various parts of a steam system. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
21. Properly install refrigerant piping lines. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
22. Describe the operation of the four types of air conditioning systems. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
23. Properly install instrument lines and associated equipment. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
24. Perform weld types in all positions and describe their use in the field. (PFT209, WLD101)
25. Operate and maintain piping systems. (PFT212)
26. Complete given fitting projects, demonstrating knowledge of materials and procedures appropriate to a journeyman pipefitter. (PFT212)
27. Demonstrate supervisory skills in shop and field work. (PFT212)
28. Demonstrate metal arc, electric arc, gas-tungsten arc and oxyacetylene welding procedures with emphasis on GTAW (heliarc) and GMAW (mig) processes to weld both ferrous and nonferrous metal, blueprint and weld symbol reading, and joint layout. (WLD201, WLD202)
29. Explain federal, state, and local regulations for medical gas and vacuum systems. (PFT280)
30. Demonstrate notification process and concepts related to medical gas installation, product performance, installation requirements, operating principles test result methods, field installation. (PFT280)

Last Updated: October 23, 2012

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