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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 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 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 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 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)
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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