PLUMBING CALCULATIONS

  • Program: Plumbing Technology
  • Course: Plumbing Calculations
  • Course #: PLBG1031
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will apply mathematics to plumbing calculations in developed lengths of pipe, fitting allowances, offsets, area, volumes, diameters, weights and pressures. Students will also use formulas common to the plumbing industry.

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:
Solve formulas, decimals, fractions, square roots, angle measurement and conversion of length measurement
Calculate allowances for pipe fittings
Calculate equal spacing, angles and elevations of grade
Solve forty five degree diagonals and pipe lengths
Solve various center to center and end to end pipe calculations
Calculate rolling offsets, slope and pitch
Solve pipe length calculations
Calculate water measure, rectangle solids and cylinders
Solve parallel offsets, water pressure, head and force

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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