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PLUMBING, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY (PLH)

PLH101 - Plumbing and Heating I Credits: 8
An introduction to the plumbing and heating trade: use of hand and power tools, safety procedures, materials and methods of drain, waste and vent systems, building and sewage system maintenance, pipefitting, mathematics of pipe fitting, water supply theory and installation, fixture installation, and the installation and repair of domestic hot water heating appliances, trouble shooting and repair of the plumbing system.

Concurrent with MAT 103 or permission of instructor.

PLH102 - Plumbing and Heating II Credits: 8
Heat loss calculation; design of steam and hot water heating systems; basic elec­tricity and electronics for heating controls; installation and repair of gas, oil, coal and electric heating systems; trouble shooting and efficiency checks for all types of heating systems and basic solar systems will be reviewed. Individual lab projects for heating systems will be assigned.

Prerequisites: MAT 103, PLH 101 or permission of instructor.

PLH105 - Controls for Heating Systems Credits: 4
This course will cover basic electricity/electronics theory and application, to include mathematical and practical solutions to series, parallel, and series-parallel electrical networks. Wiring from the main panel box to and including the boiler control wiring, and the electro/mechanical theory of the control circuit. Theory concerning the safety and comfort design of the control system, and applications to various fuel use. Practical demonstrations and individual lab projects on designing and controlling the heating system to achieve specific results will be taught. Use of various meters and system trouble-shooting is also included.

Prerequisite: CEL 103 or permission of instructor.

PLH108 - Blueprint Reading and Estimating for the Plumbing and Heating Technologies Credits: 3
Will provide the knowledge to develop the ability to interpret trade blueprints and to plan the installation of the required plumbing and heating equipment. The student will be able to interpret correctly all types of trade drawings, make isometric sketches of plumbing and heating installations, and to make a mechanical plan of piping and fixtures to scale, and estimate the cost of equipment installed in construction.

PLH112 - Basic Plumbing Systems Credits: 4
Introduction to plumbing and heating trade; use of hand and power tools. Theory and application of basic plumbing and heating systems, including identification of equipment and supplies, types of pipe, domestic water supply, drainage system, fixture connections and their installation. Individual laboratory projects are assigned with emphasis on safety requirements.

PLH114 - Advanced Plumbing Systems and Design 2 Lect., Credits: 4
Theory and application of drain, waste, and vent systems; building and sewage system installation and maintenance; pipe fitting, and installation and repair of domestic hot water heating appliances. Applied projects to coincide with PLH 108 Blueprint Reading and Estimating. Rough-in and final hook-up of all phases of plumbing technology. Individual lab projects.

Prerequisites: PLH 112 and MAT 103 or permission of instructor.

PLH118 - Basic Heating Technology Credits: 4
An introduction to heating technology from the earliest systems to present day equipment and design. Applied mathematical solutions for problems in the heat­ing field. Modern equipment used in specialized applications. Heat loss calcula­tions for various materials. Heat loss calculations for structures from residential to light commercial. Individual lab projects.

Prerequisite: MAT 103 or permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrent with PLH 120.

PLH120 - Heating Systems Design and Installations Credits: 4
Design of hydronic and steam systems. Sizing and calculation of pipe, heat distributing units, boiler, and all related equipment for the installation of the complete system. Series loop-single and multiple loop applications, and one pipe hydronic systems. Installation and trouble shooting of steam and hot water systems. Gas, oil, electric and coal fired systems to be included. Individual lab projects.

Prerequisite: MAT 103 or permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrent with PLH 118.

PLH128 - PLH Code Credits: 3
Study of the BOCA and National Standard Plumbing Code as it applies to the plumbing and heating trade.

PLH222 - Advanced Heating Technology Credits: 4
Hi efficiency hot air heating systems. Specialty heating applications and equip­ment. Residential and light commercial. Special projects and lab applications.

Prerequisite: PLH 120, MAT 103 or permission of instructor.

PLH224 - Mechanical (Heating) Code Credits: 3
A study of the BOCA National Mechanical Code as it applies to residential and light commercial buildings.

Prerequisite: PLH 118 or permission of instructor.

PLH230 - Internship Credits: 3
Students will work in the field to obtain a hands-on approach in the plumbing and heating technologies. Students will work with local qualified contractors in their area of specialization. Students will be required to maintain a 'C' average in all PLH courses to participate in this course. This may be completed on a cooperative education basis.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PLH232 - Internship Credits: 3
Students will work in the field to obtain a hands-on approach in the plumbing and heating technologies. Students will work with local qualified contractors in their area of specialization. Students will be required to maintain a 'C' average in all PLH courses to participate in this course. This may be completed on a cooperative education basis.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.