PLMB-250: Plumbing Pipefitting Code

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Plumbing & Pipefitting
Course Number
Course Title
Plumbing Pipefitting Code
Cross-Referenced Course
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
Catalog Course Description

Explores how to utilize the State of Michigan Plumbing Code to solve real-life problems (International Plumbing Code). Covers study habits and processes necessary to interpret and apply the code. Also helps prepare students for entry- level positions in the plumbing, multi-skilled maintenance, repair, and apprenticeship fields.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To provide the knowledge and skills to understand and abide by the established plumbing codes.

Core Course Topics
  1. Code regulations, terms and history
  2. Pipe joints and connections.
  3. Drain systems and storm drain systems.
  4. Plumbing system venting, traps interceptors and backflow preventers.
  5. Plumbing fixtures.
  6. Potable water supplies.
  7. Plumbing materials and fixtures.
  8. Plumbing-pipefitting inspections, tests and maintenance.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Interpret building plumbing and pipefitting diagrams using accepted conventions.*
  2. Identify which article applies to a given situation.
  3. Select the correct material for a plumbing or pipefitting job.*
  4. Cite articles and sub-articles from the code that apply to specified problems.
  5. Size a plumbing system according to the code.*
  6. Understand the content and structure of the Michigan Plumbing Code (or most recent version).
  7. Fast reference the Code book for relevant information.
  8. Identify all sections of the Code by reference numbers and titles.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2014
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date