College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Welding Technology: Pipefitting - AOS

The Instructional Program

The Welding Technology: Pipefitting Associate's in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree is geared towards students who are seeking employment after graduation.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

Freshman:

  • high school graduate with 72 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents recommended: 70

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.0

CURRICULUM

AOS Degree
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0402

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum welding Technical Standards and plumbing Technical Standards for the program with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 63

Major Courses Required = 52 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
PEDH 220 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies1 2
PHPF 110 Plumbing Codes 2
PHPF 120 Plumbing Theory 3
PHPF 130 Plumbing/Drainage Laboratory 5
PHPF 140 Plumbing Blueprint Drafting 2
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
WELD 115 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 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
WELD 145 Blueprint Reading II 2
WELD 155 Shielded Metal/Flux-Cored Arc Welding 2
WELD 165 Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding II 4
WELD 170 Welder's Qualifications and Inspection 2
WELD 191 Sheet Metal Design and Fabrication 2

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required = 6 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
MATH ___ Mathematics or replacement by advisement2 6

Restricted Electives by Advisement1 = 3 or 5 credit hours

NOTES:

1 The total credits required for the degree are 63. If PEDH 220 is taken during the first year, two credits of additional electives must be taken to assure the 63 credit total is met for the degree.

2 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for the AOS degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Welding Technology: Pipefitting AOS degree program should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the International Plumbing Code and New York State Code.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of plumbing materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Display the ability to measure, cut, and join steel pipe, copper tubing, plastic and cast-iron soil pipe; demonstrate knowledge of fittings as well as basic fabrication of sheet-metal principles and layout techniques.
  • 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.
  • Install residential hydronic and steam heating systems, and indirect and direct domestic water heaters.
  • Design and install warm-air heating systems and the various types of hot-water heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Design and install potable water, sanitary waste, and vent systems in residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Correctly and safely wire oil and gas boilers and warm-air heating systems.
  • Display an understanding of building energy requirements, and demonstrate the ability to perform residential heat-loss calculations.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.
  • Work with all types of welding equipment according to prescribed safety standards.
  • Operate and troubleshoot different weld processes to produce a sound welds with success.
  • Qualify for certification by the American Welding Society, New York State Department of Transportation, and ASME codes through knowledge of all-position welding of ferrous/nonferrous metals using all major processes.
  • Understand the manufacturing processes for the production of steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
  • Exhibit the basic understanding of metallurgy necessary to a successful welder.
  • Read and correctly interpret both basic and advanced welding fabrication blueprints, including welding symbols, weld testing symbols, structural steel shapes and welding specifications.
  • Understand and apply the International Plumbing Code and New York State Code.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of plumbing materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Display the ability to measure, cut, and join steel pipe, copper tubing, plastic and cast-iron soil pipe; demonstrate knowledge of fittings as well as basic fabrication of sheet-metal principles and layout techniques.
  • 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.
  • Install residential hydronic and steam heating systems, and indirect and direct domestic water heaters.
  • Design and install warm-air heating systems and the various types of hot-water heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Design and install potable water, sanitary waste, and vent systems in residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Correctly and safely wire oil and gas boilers and warm-air heating systems.
  • Display an understanding of building energy requirements, and demonstrate the ability to perform residential heat-loss calculations.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.
  • Understand and discuss fundamental refrigeration principles, including: trade tools, gas laws, pressure/temperature relationship, heat transfer, refrigerants, compression cycle, compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, refrigeration oils, desiccants and driers, evacuation, and safe handling of refrigerants.
  • Demonstrate a hands-on knowledge of the refrigeration system, including skills in servicing, analyzing, problem solving, and pertinent safety practices.
  • Understand the basic electricity knowledge necessary to HVAC mechanics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the equipment and specific topics associated with commercial refrigeration systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of air-conditioning principles and air-conditioning systems, including: room air conditioners, air-conditioning systems, heat pumps, low-voltage thermostats, and hydronics.
  • Apply the knowledge necessary to accurately troubleshoot air-conditioning systems.
  • Demonstrate hands-on skills in the installation and servicing of a wide variety of air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment and systems in a safe manner. 

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