PLMB-118: Plumbing, Pipefitting Materials Joining

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Plumbing & Pipefitting
Course Number
Course Title
Plumbing, Pipefitting Materials Joining
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Introduces plumbing and pipe-fitting materials joining. Topics included are mechanical joints/pipe-cutting, brazing with turbo torches and oxyacetylene, soldering with LP and MAPP gases, plastic PVC pipe-joining, flared fittings, plastic fusion welding, and dielectric fittings. Students are required to study the theory behind these methods and perform hands-on labs.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Mechanical Joints
  2. Pipe soldering: LP and MAPP Gases
  3. Turbo Torch Soldering and Welding
  4. Oxyacetylene brazing and welding
  5. Cutting various types of piping material
  6. Dielectric Fittings: Copper vs Blackpipe/Galvanized Pipes
  7. Flared/Compression Fittings
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate the cleaning and soldering of copper pipes; brazing and silver soldering with a turbo-torch.
  2. Demonstrate how to cut and thread pipes; braze, weld, join and cut various pipes.
  3. Identify and use tools for various types of piping materials.*
  4. Demonstrate PVC pipe joining and the use of glues and heat fusion.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work with 2 dissimilar piping metals using dielectric fittings.

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 the semester


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2016
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date