• Program: Plumbing Technology
  • Course: Copper Pipe Procedures
  • Course #: PLBG1020
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

Students will study copper piping, which involves the joining of copper pipes for water supply, distribution and space heating. Students will become familiar with the different types of copper pipe, fittings and tubing. Copper water and heating distribution piping will be discussed and utilized. Safe methods of handling and installing piping in accordance with Minnesota State Plumbing Code and general industry accepted standards will be emphasized.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify different types and sizes of copper pipe and fittings
Operate hand & power copper cutting and cleaning tools
Join copper pipe and fittings using appropriate methods and tools of assembly
Identify and comprehend materials and methods of hanger installation
Demonstrate proper installation of copper potable water piping
Demonstrate proper installation of copper piping for hot water heating
Identify hydronic heating system copper components

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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