INTRODUCTION TO PIPING PROCEDURES

  • Program: Plumbing Technology
  • Course: Introduction to Piping Procedures
  • Course #: PLBG1000
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

Students will study copper, plastic, cast iron and steel piping, which involves the joining of drainage, waste & vent, water and gas pipes. Students will become familiar with the different types of copper, plastic, cast iron, and steel pipe, fittings and tubing. Students will also utilize and study hand and power plumbing tools. Safe methods of handling and installing piping in accordance with Minnesota State Plumbing Code and general industry accepted standards will be emphasized. Students will apply and obtain the State of Minnesota plumbers apprentice license.

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, plastic, cast iron, steel pipe and fittings
Operate hand & power copper, plastic, cast iron and steel cutting and cleaning tools
Join copper pipe and fittings using industry standard methods and tools of assembly
Identify different types and sizes of plastic drainage, waste and vent, water supply, gas pipe and fittings
Join plastic pipe and fittings using industry standard methods and tools of assembly
Join cast iron pipe and fittings using industry standard methods and tools of assembly
Join steel pipe and fittings using industry standard methods and tools of assembly
Comprehend all materials and methods of hangar installation
Obtain State of Minnesota plumbers apprentice license

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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