Pipefitting (PLPF)



180 Introduction To Pipefitting - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Plumbing (Construction Trades) 165B or Plumbing (Construction Trades) 320, with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 80 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 325. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting student an introduction to blueprint drawings and detail sheets, piping systems, standards and specifications. The course content includes advanced blueprint reading and trade math as well as motorized equipment and aboveground pipe installation. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

185 Intermediate Pipefitting - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 180 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 325 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 330 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 85. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting student instruction in pipe hangers and supports, field routing and vessel trim, spring can supports, and identifying and installing valves. Emphasis is placed on planning work activities and performing non-destructive examination testing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

190 Advanced Pipefitting - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 185 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 330 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 335 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 90. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting student instruction in advanced pipe fabrication, aligning pipe to rotating equipment, steam traps, in-line specialties, special piping, hot taps and maintaining valves. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

195 Advanced Pipefitting II - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)
Prerequisite: Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 190 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 335 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 340. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting Apprentice student an introduction to aboveground pipe installation, field routing and vessel trim. Topics include pipe hangers and supports, and piping system testing and related equipment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

270 Pipefitting Work Experience -  Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.), 1-4 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
The Pipefitting Work Experience program is designed to provide an opportunity to extend occupational learning through employment and coordinate the on-the-job training and the classroom instruction. The goals and learning objectives will be designed by the student cooperatively with the employer and work experience instructor/coordinator. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.