Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5419
First Term: 2013 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 34-64
CIP Code: 46.0502

Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction/Apprenticeship Related Instruction
Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Steamfitting program is designed to provide classroom theory and skills training necessary to qualify an apprentice for journeyman status in steamfitting. The program consists of courses in safety procedures in shop and field work; math, science, and physics principles used in the fitting trades; materials selection; installation of piping systems; and welding techniques.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
Students should select from thirty-four (34) to sixty-four (64) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship- Program Coordinator.
+ PFT101 Tools, Safety and Math 6
+ PFT101AA Trade Safety 2
+ PFT101AB Trade Tools 2
+ PFT101AD Trade Calculations 2
+ PFT102 Basic Piping and Applications 6
+ PFT102AA Basic Piping and Applications I 2
+ PFT102AB Basic Piping and Applications II 2
+ PFT102AC Basic Piping and Applications III 2
+ IRW/PFT103 Science, Rigging and Hoisting 6
+ PFT103AA Science and Mechanics 2
+ PFT103AB Rigging and Cranes 2
+ PFT103AC Hoisting and Intermediate Fitting Projects 2
+ PFT113 Isometric Drawing 6
+ PFT113AA Isometric Drawing I 2
+ PFT113AB Isometric Drawing II 2
+ PFT113AC Isometric Drawing III 2
+ PFT114 Basic Pipefitting and Welding 6
+ PFT114AA Basic Pipefitting and Welding I 2
+ PFT114AB Basic Pipefitting and Welding II 2
+ PFT114AC Basic Pipefitting and Welding III 2
+ PFT201 Drawing, Prints and Specifications 6
+ PFT201AA Drawing, Prints and Specs I 2
+ PFT201AB Drawing, Prints and Specs II 2
+ PFT201AC Drawing, Prints and specs II 2
+ PFT209 Welding 6
+ PFT211 Steam and Hydronic Controls 6
+ PFT211AA Steam and Hydoronics I 2
+ PFT211AB Steam and Hydronics II 2
+ PFT212 Steamfitters and Plumbers Journeyman Examination Review, Application, and Supervision 6
+ PFT280 Medical Gas Installer Certification 2
WLD101 Welding I 3
+ WLD201 Welding II 3
+ TDR/WLD202 Construction Welding III 3
Credits: 34-64

Program Competencies
1. Solve specific mathematics problems related to the trade. (PFT101, PFT101AA, PFT101AB, PFT101AD)
2. Identify, use, and care for tools and machines used in the steamfitting trade. (PFT101, PFT101AA, PFT101AB, PFT101AD PFT102, PFT102AA, PFT102AB, PFT102AC)
3. Identify and describe the use of pipes, hangers, supports, inserts, and anchors used in the steamfitting trade. (PFT101, PFT101AA, PFT101AB, PFT101AD, PFT102)
4. Demonstrate pipe joining methods and describe their use in the field. (PFT102, PFT102AA, PFT102AB, PFT102AC, PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC, WLD101)
5. Solve measurement problems encountered in shop and field work. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
6. Apply science and physics formulas to solve piping system problems. (PFT103)
7. Calculate safe loads and configure proper knots, hitches, and slings used when loading and unloading. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
8. Safely use hoists, hoisting equipment, and hoisting signals. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
9. Identify and describe science and physics principles which relate to the work of steamfitters. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
10. Review the application of science and physics concepts in the steamfitting trades. (PFT103, PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
11. Set hangers, sleeves, and inserts according to existing schedule. (PFT103 PFT103AA, PFT103AB, PFT103AC)
12. Create section and isometric drawings for piping systems. (PFT113, PFT113AA, PFT113AB, PFT113AC, PFT201, PFT201AA, PFT201AB, PFT201AC)
13. 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)
14. Demonstrate correct and safe usage of the oxyacetylene cutting torch. (PFT114, PFT114AA, PFT114AB, PFT114AC)
15. Demonstrate application of the principals of hydronic heating, including piping layout, pipe connections, and system controls. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
16. Explain the hydronic cooling cycle including sizing pumps and distribution piping. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
17. Explain the hydronic systems including low, medium and high temperature systems. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
18. Read and interpret blueprints and specifications normally encountered in the steamfitting trade. (PFT201)
19. Describe the function and operation of the various parts of a steam system. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
20. Properly install refrigerant piping lines. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
21. Describe the operation of the four types of air conditioning systems. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
22. Properly install instrument lines and associated equipment. (PFT211, PFT211AA, PFT211AB, PFT280)
23. Perform weld types in all positions and describe their use in the field. (PFT209, WLD101)
24. Operate and maintain piping systems. (PFT212)
25. Complete given fitting projects, demonstrating knowledge of materials and procedures appropriate to a journeyman pipefitter. (PFT212)
26. Demonstrate supervisory skills in shop and field work. (PFT212)
27. 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)
28. Explain federal, state, and local regulations for medical gas and vacuum systems. (PFT280)
29. Demonstrate notification process and concepts related to medical gas installation, product performance, installation requirements, operating principles test result methods, field installation. (PFT280)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: October 23, 2012

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