CNST 103 Residential Plumbing (4)
Lec-52.5, Lab-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introductory course in the methods and materials necessary to install a residential plumbing system. This course offers hands-on practice in the installation of supply, Drain/Waste/Vent (DWV), and gas systems.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Appraise the safety risks inherent in the plumbing trades and formulate strategies and habits to mitigate them
- Outcome 2: Describe and summarize the function of the three major components of a plumbing system.
- Outcome 3: Analyze and differentiate between the operational and functional properties of pipe materials, fittings, fixtures, and accessories required in residential plumbing systems.
- Outcome 4: Analyze and interpret plumbing plans, specifications, and schematics.
- Outcome 5: Estimate and prepare material take-off for plumbing projects.
- Outcome 6: Evaluate and choose the tools required to install or maintain plumbing projects.
- Outcome 7: Design, size, and install DrainlWasteNent piping and fittings.
- Outcome 8: Design, size, and install supply piping, valves, and fixtures.
- Outcome 9: Install a water heater and summarize the code regarding the seismic strapping, supply, gas, and exhaust systems.
- Outcome 10: Summarize and evaluate green technologies as they relate to the plumbing trades.
- Outcome 11: Solve typical plumbing maintenance problems and propose strategies and design criteria to avoid them.