Pipe Fitting Technology Courses

1.1 SO-001: SCHOOL ORIENTATION
This is an introductory course covering the fundamentals to inform the student of the school policies and the expectation of the student concerning the set safety standards. Emphasis is focused on pre-mishap plan, location of emergency equipment, school dress code, electronic device usage, and laboratory safety.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
1.2 OS-001: OSHA BASICS
This course provides an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that pertain to protecting workers from exposure to occupational hazards. The student will develop the understanding of regulation standards, enforcement policies, company benefits, OSHA incident rates, and regulatory impacts. Additionally, through activities the students are introduced to interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
(2.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
1.3 HR-001: HAZARD RECOGNITION
This lesson enables the student to recognize hazards related to the dangers of industrial and commercial work sites. The student will be able to recognize the physical hazards associated with a job worksite, describe the general procedure for conducting an evaluation process for a job worksite, describe the safe and unsafe work habits, and understand the importance of open communications on a worksite.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
2.1 FE-001: FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
The course provides the student with the knowledge to understand the basic characteristics and operation of various types of portable fire extinguishers. Topics covered will include pre-inspection, operation and classes of extinguishers used in construction, commercial and industrial sites.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None 
2.2 HW-001: HOT WORK PERMITS
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of Hot Work Permits used in the industrial and commercial sites. This lesson discusses the permits required for hot work operations that include tasks such as welding, brazing, torch cutting, grinding, and any process that produces heat, sparks and has the potential to ignite flammable and combustible materials.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
2.3 CF-001: CONFINED SPACE PERMITS
This lesson enables the student to identify permit-required confined spaces and their hazards. This course discusses the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, entrants and attendants, understand the use and need for a confined space permit, and understand the definitions established for confined spaces in industrial and commercial sites.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
2.4 LT-001: LOCK OUT –TAG OUT PROCDURES
Emphasis is placed on the Lock Out-Tag Out procedures used for commercial and industrial plant sites. The student will learn how to recognize where a lock out-tag out is required, different types of hazardous energy sources, an understanding of business policies, and safe conduct while performing a lock out-tag out operation.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
3.1 FL-001: FORK LIFT OPERATION
This course delivers the information necessary to safely operate a fork lift truck. This lesson develops the skills and techniques essential to the safe and professional operation of a fork lift truck, perform pre-inspection checks prior to operation, and with the lab the lecture provides the student with practical hands-on experience.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs. / 1.0 Lab Hrs.)
 
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None 
  
3.5 AL-001: AERIAL LIFT OPERATION
This course delivers the information necessary to safely operate an aerial lift machine. This lesson develops the skills and techniques essential to the safe and professional operation of an aerial lift machine, perform pre-inspection checks prior to operation, and with the lab the lecture provides the student with practical hands-on experience.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs. / 1.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
4.1 RF-001: BASIC RIGGING FUNDAMENTALS
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to select and inspect rigging equipment and find the load rating of rigging equipment. This lesson is designed to enable the student to plan for a safe rigging task, be able to determine the weight and balance point of a load, calculate sling tensions, identify and explain the uses of different types of rigging equipment, identify the standard hand signals, and perform the tying of basic rigging knots.
(6.0 Lec. Hrs. / 1.0 Lab Hrs.)
 
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
5.1 OA-001: OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT SAFETY AND BASIC OPERATION
Safety precautions related to Oxygen/Acetylene Cutting Procedures.
This lesson instructs the student in general safety rules for cylinders, regulators, hoses and torches. This lesson includes a hands-on lab that consists of performing oxygen/acetylene equipment inspections, lighting the torch and shutting down the oxy/acetylene rig.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 4.0 Lab Hrs.)
 
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
6.1 PA-001: PLASMA ARC CUTTING
Safety precautions related to Plasma Arc Cutting procedures.
This lesson instructs the student on uses, principles, manual system set up, gases, current settings, the two different types of processes, cutting procedures and common cutting problems associated with plasma arc cutting. This lesson includes a hands-on lab that consists of performing plasma arc equipment set-up and cutting performance measure.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 4.5 Lab Hrs.)
 
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
 
7.1 BM-001: BASIC METAL PREPARATION
An introduction to basic metal preparation for performing a fabrication task or assembling a welded joint. This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of the five basic joint types used for welding, preparing base materials, and selecting proper joint design based on the welding procedure specification standard. Lab provides the student with the practical hands-on experience.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 4.5 Lab Hrs.)
 
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
8.1 SM-001: SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING BASIC
Lesson Topic 1: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Basic Welding Course.
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of Arc Welding equipment and different arc welding principles, joint designs and safety precautions related to SMAW. The student will learn how to determine polarity settings, striking an arc and lead/work angles for the SMAW process. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing flat plate project to a performance measure.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs. / 2.5 Lab Hrs.)
 
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
 
9.1 BR-001: BLUEPRINTS AND DRAWINGS
Lesson Topic 1: Introduction to Blueprints and Drawings
This lesson instructs the student on skill and knowledge of types of drawings, parts of a blueprint, zone numbers, bill of materials list and notes and specifications.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
 
  
9.3 BR-002: BLUEPRINTS AND
DRAWINGS
Lesson Topic 2: Blueprint Drawing Lines and Symbols
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of meaning of lines, legends, symbols used, scale interpretation, tolerances and key notes on blueprints. Topics will include construction blueprints including structural, fabrication, piping drawings and architectural drawings.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 9.1 BR-001
 
10.1 PS-001: PIPING SYMBOL TERMINOLOGY
An introductory course that will give the student a knowledge of standard piping system components. Topics will include pump, strainers, valves, gauges, and thermometer symbol interpretation. Also included in this course is a practical hands-on exercise of a piping system diagram configuration.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
10.3 PD-001: PIPING AND INSTRUMENTATION DIAGRAMS
This lesson instructs the student on interpretation of P&ID drawings. This course provides the student with the understanding of system flow path, equipment and instrument graphical symbols and pipe fittings and common valves used on a P&ID drawing. Topics will include construction and mechanical P&ID’s.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 10.1 PS-001
 
11.1 FS-001: FIELD SKETCHING TECHNIQUES
This is a course which introduces students to the foundations of field sketching and with a review of drafting fundamentals. The course will develop student skills in the areas of sketching and shape description, multiview projections, sectional views, dimensioning and isometric projections. Emphasis will be placed on sketching concepts while utilizing proper techniques and methods.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
 
11.3 CF-001: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CALCULATOR OPERATIONS
A beginning course for students with little or no background in calculator operations. This course covers basic operating concepts, arithmetic buttons, calculating percents and fractions, working with mixed fractions, understanding powers and squares, and conversion techniques between decimals, fractions and percents. This course also includes practical exercises during course of instruction.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
12.1 PF-001: PIPE FITTING I TRADE MATH SKILLS
This course will introduce students to the basic trade math skills required for pipe fitting calculations. Topics include: recognizing architect’s and engineer’s scales, understand and use mathematical tables, use ratios and proportions to solve problems, understand and apply the basic concepts of algebra, perform the basic math functions with negative numbers, and solve for the area and volume of geometric figures.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 11.3 CF-001
 
12.3 PF-002: PIPE FITTING II EXPONENTS, RADICALS, AND ANGLES
This course is a higher level mathematics course intended to prepare students for use in the pipe fitting trade. Topics include: recognize numbers written in scientific notation and be able to convert general numbers to scientific notation, recognize radical expressions and square roots, evaluate square roots using a calculator, understand the concepts and basic terminology of angles and triangles, and understand the use of the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles.
(3.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 11.3 CF-001 and 12.1 PF-001
 
  
13.1 PF-003: PIPE FITTING III INTRODUCTION TO BASICS
In this course, students will learn skills necessary to measure piping and the basic calculations for offsets in piping system fabrication. Topics include: state the method used to determine the required length of pipe for a specific location, identify travel, run, roll, and height, and identify the basic calculations involved with offsets and rolling offsets.
(3.5 Lec. Hrs. / 4.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisites: 11.3 CF-001, 12.1 PF-001 and 12.3 PF-002
 
14.1 PF-004: PIPE FITTING IV BASIC
CALCULATIONS
This course is designed to further the student’s working knowledge of configuring actual measurements and required calculations. Topics include: calculating the length of a piping system using the basic length formulas, understanding and be confident in the use of basic trigonometric functions, calculating offsets using trigonometry formulas, shortcut formulas, and multipliers. Also included in this course is a lab practical exercise for calculating a 45° rolling offset.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs. / 4.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisites: 11.3 CF-001, 12.1 PF-001, 12.3 PF-002 and 13.1 PF-003
 
15.1 PF-005: PIPE FITTING V CALCULATIONS AND WELDED OFFSETS
This course the student will learn additional pipe calculation methods as well as odd degree lay out methods used for welding fabrications. Topics include: calculating the offset angle when given the opposite angle, use of a trig table and multiplier equations to calculate lengths for an offset, understand the basic requirements for welded elbow fittings, and be able to calculate the length of pipe required for an offset with welded fittings.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs. / 6.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisites: 11.3 CF-001, 12.1 PF-001, 12.3 PF-002, 13.1 PF-003 and 14.1 PF-004