2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Plumbing Diploma (D35300)

A program that prepares individuals to work in the field of plumbing by applying technical knowledge and skills to layout, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for natural gas, LP gas, hot water, drainage, sprinkling, and plumbing processing systems in residential and commercial environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water service and distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, print reading, pipe installation, pumps, soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction
3
0

3

PLU 110Modern Plumbing
4
15

9

PLU 115Basic Plumbing
2
6

4

PLU 130Plumbing Systems
3
9

6

PLU 140Intro to Plumbing Codes
1
2

2

PLU 160Plumbing Estimates
1
2

2

PLU 211Commercial/Ind Plumbing
2
2

3

WLD 112Basic Welding Processes
1
3

2

Total Major Hours: 31

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

General Education: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

PHY 121Applied Physics I
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 6-7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37-38

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PLU 110ABModern Plumbing Part I
1
9

4

PLU 115Basic Plumbing
2
6

4

PLU 160Plumbing Estimates
1
2

2

PLU 211Commercial/Ind Plumbing
2
2

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

General Education Course*
3
0-2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
12
19-21
19-20

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction
3
0

3

PLU 110BBModern Plumbing Part II
3
6

5

PLU 130Plumbing Systems
3
9

6

PLU 140Intro to Plumbing Codes
1
2

2

WLD 112Basic Welding Processes
1
3

2

Total Credit Hours:
11
20
18

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37-38