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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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APR 260 - Plumbing Water Supply Systems

4 Credit(s)

Designed for Oregon state registered apprentices employed the plumbing trade. Course provides applied math concepts that include geometry, instruction on how to size water piping in all applications and treatment of potable water for private and public water systems. Sizing waste and vent piping, installing water heaters, diagnosing gas and electric water heaters will also be explored in this third year course. General topics include: safety in the workplace, trade math-basic offsets, plumbing tools, code definitions, and hands-on troubleshooting with plumbing. This course will also cover an overview of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) with Oregon Amendments; administration, definitions and general regulations.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate safe workplace behavior and employ common safety practices
2. Effectively use common trade calculations in standard and metric lengths, areas, weights, volumes, basic offsets, etc.
3. Identify and safely use and care for various plumbing hand and power tools
4. Demonstrate troubleshooting skills for a variety of equipment, including electric water heaters, gas water heaters, etc. mechanical fittings, installation standards
5. Use the concepts of temperature and pressure to assess effects on plumbing installations
6. Lay out a water supply system efficiently by calculating delivery lengths and pressure drops
7. Identify common water problems and the basic techniques and equipment to solve problems
8. Demonstrate knowledge of the Uniform Plumbing Code

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