Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5536
First Term: 2016 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 20-48
CIP Code: 46.0503
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction

Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 47-2152.02


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Plumbing program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional plumbing trade. Course work includes safety, material selection, installation of plumbing systems, basic and advanced plumbing calculations and principles of science. Students will also be competent in sources and treatment of public, private, and individual gas, water, heating, waste, and specialized piping systems, cross connection protection, blueprint reading and plumbing code. Additional related training will include basic electricity and troubleshooting related to the plumbing trade.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Plumbing (Option 1)
Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Plumbing (Option 2)




Required Courses
Students need to select the appropriate apprenticeship program option:


Option 1: Students should select from twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Interstate Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.

+IMC112 Introduction to Mechanical Trades Construction 6
+IMC114 Overview of Mechanical Trades: Sheet Metal, Pipefitting, Plumbing 6
+IMC122 Multiple Trades cross Training: Tubes, Fittings and Piping Systems 6
+IMC124 Multiple Trades Cross Training: Standards 6
+IMC231 Mechanical Trades Construction: Plumbing Intermediate Principles and Concepts 6
+IMC236 Mechanical Trades Construction: Plumbing Advanced Principles and Concepts 6
+IMC241 Mechanical Trades Construction: Plumbing Advanced Skill Building 6
+IMC246 Mechanical Trades Construction: Plumbing Advanced Applications and Techniques 6

Option 2: Students should select from twenty (20) to forty (40) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Metro Phoenix Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors (MPHCC) Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.

+ MEC105 Residential and Industrial Plumbing I 5
+ MEC107 Residential and Industrial Plumbing II 5
+ MEC108 Residential and Industrial Plumbing III 5
+ MEC118 Residential and Industrial Plumbing IV 5
+ MEC205 Residential and Industrial Plumbing V 5
+ MEC207 Residential and Industrial Plumbing VI 5
+ MEC208 Residential and Industrial Plumbing VII 5
+ MEC218 Residential and Industrial Plumbing VIII 5
Credits: 20-48

Program Competencies
1. Meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for trades workplace safety obligations of supervisors, office and field personnel including hazardous chemicals, first aid, CPR and personal safety. (IMC112, IMC114, IMC246, MEC105, MEC107)
2. Review the history, work performed, responsibilities, career opportunities and safety principles associated with pipefitting, plumbing, and sheet metal trades. (IMC114)
3. Determine and identify causes and results of accidents, hazards and impact of accident costs. (IMC112)
4. Explain use and function of materials, load ratings and equipment used in basic rigging to move materials and equipment including review of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals. (IMC112, IMC114)
5. Identify effective verbal, written communication techniques including effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills, industry computer systems, and work place issues including sexual harassment, stress and substance abuse. (IMC112, IMC114)
6. Perform basic and advanced calculations related to the trades including formulas and instruments. (IMC112, IMC124, IMC231, IMC236, IMC241, MEC105, MEC107, MEC207)
7. Identify and select the proper hand tools including hammers, saws, levels, pullers, clamps, drills, grinders, sanders for specific uses. (IMC112, IMC114, MEC105)
8. Describe the inspection and care of trades hand tools including hammers, saws, levels, pullers, clamps, drills, grinders, sanders. (IMC112, IMC114, MEC105)
9. Demonstrate safe methods for placement and installation of various types of copper tube, carbon steel and plastic pipe and piping systems, hangers, supports, thermal expansion and insulation including installation of pipe sleeves and floor penetrations. (IMC114, IMC122, IMC236)
10. Apply hazard and safety procedures associated with the use and assembly of ladders, scaffolds and lighting. (IMC114, IMC122, IMC124)
11. Discuss the principles, and techniques as they relate to plumbing fixtures, valves, faucets, pipe/valve components, application, and repair, air distribution systems installation/maintenance, sealants, lifts and identify specific in-line specialty equipment for pipefitting including purpose and function. (IMC114, IMC231, MEC105)
12. Prepare, read and interpret blueprints, isometric, civil, architectural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire drawings, detail sheets and field sketches including parts and types of drawings, materials, specifications and special treatments. (IMC112, IMC114, IMC231, MEC107, MEC108, MEC207, MEC208, MEC218)
13. Discuss general considerations, leaks, drainage, installation, repair, maintenance, gas piping/code requirements, basic electricity and troubleshooting, lay out and fabrication of architectural sheet metal components of roof drainage system, and service for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional systems. (IMC122, IMC124, IMC231, IMC236, IMC246, MEC108, MEC118, MEC205, MEC207, MEC208)
14. Explain how to identify piping systems according to color codes including use and function of compressed air, fuel oil, steam, water supply systems, and safe handling techniques for fuel gas and oil systems. (IMC122, IMC231, IMC236, IMC241)
15. Explain how Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) systems remove waste including the function of pipes, drains, traps, vents, sewers, corrosive waste piping, and sewer drains and the application of hub-and-spigot and no-hub cast iron pipe fittings. (IMC122 IMC124, IMC236, IMC241)
16. Discuss use and purpose of material takeoffs and approved submittal data. (IMC231)
17. Identify different types of backflow prevention devices including their use, function, and installation. (IMC236)
18. Discuss hydraulic and plumbing theory related to pumps. (MEC218)
19. Discuss procedures for planning daily work activities including coordinating with other crafts, establishing safe working conditions and field checking including non-destructive examination (NDE) of materials, accounting, project estimating, cost control. (IMC112, IMC241, IMC246)
20. Review and assemble components of a water pressure booster and recirculation system. (IMC246)
21. Identify basic types of hydronic and solar heating systems and their components. (IMC246)
22. Demonstrate how to diagnose and repair servicing piping systems, fixtures, and appliances. (IMC246)
23. Describe the effects of corrosion, freezing, and hard water. (IMC246)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 24, 2015

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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