College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
Plumbing, Heating & Pipefitting

The Field

The plumbing, heating, and pipefitting trades represent a comprehensive service industry within the larger HVAC designation. There are many employment opportunities, with graduates often finding employment with independent contractors, building maintenance operations, wholesale supply houses, and large industrial firms. Recently, the development of alternate energy heating systems has opened up additional opportunities for trained personnel who can install and service the new equipment.

The Instructional Program

This unique program deals with all aspects of the plumbing, heating, and pipefitting trades as they apply to residential and commercial construction. All instruction is in accordance with the American Standard National Plumbing Code.

Students develop competencies in soldering, sheet metal fabrication, hydronics, and piping for sewer systems, heating systems, and hot water systems. Related instruction in mathematics and blueprint reading is included to enable students to meet the qualifications requested by employers.  A variety of laboratory and field projects are undertaken to provide actual practice situations. All students are required to purchase a set of basic hand tools in preparation for entrance into the trade.

There are a number of curriculum options at SUNY Delhi related to this field. There is an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in HVAC (see the separate entry in this catalog for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning). There are four Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degrees which include one year of Plumbing, Heating, and Pipefitting. There is also a one-year certificate. The A.O.S. and certificate curricula are outlined below.

Plumbing and Refrigeration

A.O.S. Degree (This program can be taken in either order.)

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1159

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF 110

Plumbing Codes

2

PHPF 120

Plumbing Theory

3

PHPF 130

Plumbing/Drainage Laboratory

5

PHPF 140

Plumbing Blueprint Drafting

2

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

____ ___

Restricted Elective

3

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF 150

Heating Theory

3

PHPF 160

Heating Laboratory

3

PHPF 170

System Controllers

2

PHPF 180

System Controllers Laboratory

2

PHPF 190

Building Energy Requirements

1

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

14

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

RFAC 110

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

3

RFAC 120

Fundamentals of Refrigeration Laboratory

4

RFAC 130

HVAC Electrical

3

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

WELD 100

Fundamentals of Welding

2

 

Total

15

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

RFAC 140

Commercial Refrigeration

3

RFAC 150

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

3

RFAC 160

Air Conditioning Principles

3

RFAC 170

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System Operation Laboratory

4

____ ___

Elective (by advisement)

3

 

Total

16

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. It is recommended that students entering this program have completed one unit of high school Mathematics Course A.

*Note: Math by placement. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum mathematics requirement for the program.

Plumbing and Electrical Construction

A.O.S. Degree (This program can be taken in either order.)

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1152

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF  110

Plumbing Codes

2

PHPF  120

Plumbing Theory

3

PHPF  130

Plumbing/Drainage Laboratory

5

PHPF 140

Plumbing Blueprint Drafting

2

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

____ ___

Restricted Elective

3

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF 150

Heating Theory

3

PHPF 160

Heating Laboratory

3

PHPF 170

System Controllers

2

PHPF 180

System Controllers Laboratory

2

PHPF 190

Building Energy Requirements

1

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

14

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 110

Electrical Theory I

3

ECMT 120

Electrical System Design I

3

ECMT 130

Electrical Laboratory I

4

ECMT 140

National Electric Code I

3

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

16

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 142

National Electric Code II

3

ECMT 150

Electrical Theory II

3

ECMT 160

Electrical System Design II

3

ECMT 170

Electrical Laboratory II

4

____ ___

Restricted Elective

3

 

Total

16

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. It is recommended that students entering this program have completed one unit of high school Mathematics Course A.

*Note: Math by placement. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum mathematics requirement for the program.

Plumbing and Electrical Instrumentation

A.O.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1158

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF 110

Plumbing Codes

2

PHPF 120

Plumbing Theory

3

PHPF 130

Plumbing/Drainage Laboratory

5

PHPF 140

Plumbing Blueprint Drafting

2

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

____ ___

Restricted Elective

3

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF 150

Heating Theory

3

PHPF 160

Heating Laboratory

3

PHPF 170

System Controllers

2

PHPF 180

System Controllers Laboratory

2

PHPF 190

Building Energy Requirements

1

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

14

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

BUSI 120

Business Communications

3

EICR 210

Electrical Theory III

3

EICR 240

Electrical Control Diagrams

3

EICR 220

Control System Design

3

EICR 230

Electrical Laboratory III

4

 

Total

16

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

EICR 250

Electrical Theory IV

3

EICR 260

Programmable Logic Controllers

3

EICR 270

Electrical Laboratory IV

4

____ ___

Technical Elective

3

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. It is recommended that students entering this program have completed one unit of high school Mathematics Course A.

*Note: Math by placement. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum mathematics requirement for the program.

Welding Technology—Pipefitting

A.O.S. Degree (This program can be taken in either order.)

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0402

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF 110

Plumbing Codes

2

PHPF 120

Plumbing Theory

3

PHPF 130

Plumbing/Drainage Laboratory

5

PHPF 140

Plumbing Blueprint Drafting

2

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

____ ___

Restricted Elective

3

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PHPF 150

Heating Theory

3

PHPF 160

Heating Laboratory

3

PHPF 170

System Controllers

2

PHPF 180

System Controllers Laboratory

2

PHPF 190

Building Energy Requirements

1

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

14

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

WELD 115

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

4

WELD 125

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding I

2

WELD 130

Welding Metallurgy and Testing

3

WELD 140

Blueprint Reading I

3

CITA 110

Microcomputer Applications I

3

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

 

Total

17

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

WELD 155

Shielded Metal/Flux-Cored Arc Welding

2

WELD 165

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/ Flux-Cored Arc Welding II

4

WELD 145

Blueprint Reading II

2

WELD 170

Welder’s Qualifications and Inspection

2

WELD 190  

Welding Shop Management

2

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. It is recommended that students entering this program have completed one unit of high school mathematics.

*Note: Math by placement. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum mathematics requirement for the program.

Plumbing, Heating, and Pipefitting

Certificate

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0921

Successful completion of the certificate will allow a student to transfer all courses to an A.O.S. option should he/she decide to continue.

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

PHPF 110

Plumbing Codes

2

PHPF 120

Plumbing Theory

3

PHPF 130

Plumbing/Drainage Laboratory

5

PHPF 140

Plumbing Blueprint Drafting

2

____ ___

Restricted Elective

3

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

PHPF 150

Heating Theory

3

PHPF 160

Heating Laboratory

3

PHPF 170

System Controllers

2

PHPF 180

System Controllers Laboratory

2

PHPF 190

Building Energy Requirements

1

 

Total

14

Certificate Requirement: 31 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma or be at least 18 years of age. It is recommended that students entering this program have completed one unit of high school Mathematics Course A.

*Note: Math by placement. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum mathematics requirement for the program.

Restricted Electives

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CNST 270

Law and Contracting

3

BUSI 100

Introduction to Business

3

BUSI 110

Mathematics of Finance

3

BUSI 120

Business Communications

3

BUSI 205

Small Business Management

3

BIOL 110

Environmental Issues

3

COMM 100

Public Speaking

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

EGSC 115

Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing

3

UNIV 101

Student Success

3

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Plumbing, Heating, and Pipefitting certificate program should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the National Standard Plumbing Code and New York State Code.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of plumbing materials, tools, and equipment.
  3. Display the ability to measure, cut, and join steel pipe, copper tubing, plastic and cast iron soil pipe; demonstrate knowledge of fittings as well basic fabrication of sheet metal principles and layout techniques.
  4. Exhibit basic drafting techniques as they relate to the plumbing, heating, and pipefitting field through the completion of various drawings such as piping isometrics, plumbing floor plans, and riser diagrams.
  5. Install residential hydronic and steam heating systems, and indirect and direct domestic hot water heaters.
  6. Design and install hot air heating systems and the various types of hot water heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings.
  7. Understand AC theory, multi-zone heating systems, and light commercial controls.
  8. Correctly and safely wire oil and gas boilers and hot air heating systems.
  9. Display an understanding of building energy requirements and demonstrate the ability to perform residential heat loss calculations.
  10. Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care. 

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Last Updated: 8/3/08