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PFPB 1219 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Plumbing I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skills, procedures, and techniques used in the installation of water supply systems and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems in commercial buildings. This course is cross-listed as PFPB 1319. The student may register for either PFPB 1219 or PFPB 1319 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1225 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanics of Plumbing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the principles of physical science and the mechanics used in the plumbing industry that includes basic principles of physics, matter, liquids, and hydraulics. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1247 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Backflow Prevention
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles, practices, and regulations of backflow. Includes backpressure, public health, laws and responsibilities, mechanics and use of backflow devices, and equipment testing used in backflow devices and equipment testing used in backflow devices. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1248 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Gas
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Current terminology, installation of materials, safety practices, layout, and inspection techniques for medical gas piping systems. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1251 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial and Industrial Gas Installation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the principles, code requirements, and practical knowledge needed to design and install commercial and industrial gas supply systems Required. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1253 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Plumbing II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Methods used in the installation of pneumatic controls, water heating systems, circulating water systems, and other piping systems commonly found in commercial buildings. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1255 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Plumbing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the layout and installation of plumbing systems in industrial construction, including water treatment, power plants, and manufacturing facilities. This course is cross-listed as PFPB 1355. The student may register for either PFPB 1255 or PFPB 1355 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1277 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Welding Fundamentals I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: An introduction to the safety, techniques and practice in the use of oxy-fuel and shielded metal arc welding equipment. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Plumbing Technology/Plumber
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Required. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Pipefitting Skills
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Mathematical operations necessary to calculate laying lengths of pipe fittings for fabrication. Identification and use of hand tools and power tools. Identification of pipe, pipe fittings, flanges, and fasteners used in the trade. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to the Plumbing Trade
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Material selection, mathematical calculations applicable to the plumbing trade, hand and power tools, and safety practices. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Plumbing I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skills, procedures, and techniques used in the installation of water supply systems and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems in commercial buildings. This course is cross-listed as PFPB 1219. The student may register for either PFPB 1319 or PFPB 1219 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Plumbing Codes I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory study of state and local plumbing codes and their application in residential and light commercial settings. Required. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


PFPB 1350 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Safe use of hand tools, power tools, rigging, and power equipment used in the plumbing trade for installation of different plumbing systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


PFPB 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Plumbing II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Methods used in the installation of controls, water heating systems, circulating water systems, and other piping systems commonly found in commercial buildings. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Plumbing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the layout and installation of plumbing systems in industrial construction, including water treatment, power plants, and manufacturing facilities. This course is cross-listed as PFPB 1255. The student may register for either PFPB 1355 or PFPB 1255 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial and Industrial Control Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Control system design and equipment use in commercial and industrial control systems. Includes air handling units variable air volume boxes, chillers, absorption systems, cooling towers, water treatment, and chilled water systems. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 2239 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial and Industrial System Start-Up
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Testing procedures used and terminology associated with system start-ups. Includes performance of system start-ups using safety procedures in commercial and industrial piping systems. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pipe Fabrication and Installation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pipe fabrication of various materials and installation of pipe supports. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 2309 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
Offered at NLC

Residential Construction Plumbing I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in the procedures and techniques employed by a plumber in the rough-in and top-out stages of a new home or the remodeling of an older home. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


PFPB 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Construction and Fixture Setting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practices and procedures employed by a plumber in the common construction of a commercial building including drain, waste, and vent systems, water systems, and fixture installations. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


PFPB 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pipe Fabrication and Installation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced pipe fabrication of various materials with emphasis on vertical, horizontal, and rolling off-sets using 45-degree fittings and odd-angle fittings. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Pipe Practices
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Identification, installation, and testing of steam traps and steam trap station components; valve identification, application, and maintenance; identification, storage, and handling of in-line specialties; hydrostatic testing of process piping. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


PFPB 2357 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Plumbing Codes II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: State and local plumbing codes and the application of potable water, waste water, and gas systems relating to residential and light commercial settings. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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