PLMB-115: Water Supply & Distribution Systems

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Plumbing & Pipefitting
Course Number
Course Title
Water Supply & Distribution Systems
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
PLMB-101, PLMB-110
Catalog Course Description

Enables students interested in construction, apprenticeship, multi-skilled technician, and plumbing industries to properly select materials and methods of installation/protection of potable water supply and distribution systems. Students will review fixtures, choosing materials, appliances, appurtenances and best installation practices for sustainable potable water supply systems and will also become familiar with inspecting, testing, plumbing repair and related systems.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Potable Water Systems
  2. Backflow Prevention and Devices
  3. Potable Water System Testing
  4. Potable Water System Repair
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Design and install a potable water supply system according to plumbing codes.*
  2. Define plumbing fixtures and appliances as related to potable plumbing.
  3. Define common causes of back-flow and back-flow prevention devices.
  4. Identify terms related to water reclamation and and recycling.
  5. Define methods for performing potable water supply and distribution piping tests and repair.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

The following will be used to assess student's academic achievement:

  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Labs 70% and above throughout semester


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Skilled Demonstration Details

A hands-on demonstration to display competence of course learning objectives.

Effective Term
Fall 2016