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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 130TEXAS ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER BARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
RULE §130.62Plumbing Technology II (Two Credits), Adopted 2015

(a) General requirements. This course is recommended for students in Grades 11 and 12. Prerequisite: Plumbing Technology I. Students shall be awarded two credits for successful completion of this course.

(b) Introduction.

  (1) Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions.

  (2) The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster focuses on designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment.

  (3) In Plumbing Technology II, students will gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter the industry as a plumber, building maintenance technician, or supervisor or prepare for a postsecondary degree in mechanical engineering. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in plumbing codes, industry workplace basics, and employer/customer expectations, including tool and jobsite safety, advanced plumbing mathematics, commercial drawings, basic electricity, hanger installation, supports and structural penetrations, roof drains, fixture installation, valves and faucets, and oxy-fuel safety. Students will also learn about setup, cutting, brazing and welding water system sizing; gas, drain, waste and vent installation and testing; and water heater installation.

  (4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

  (5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.

(c) Knowledge and skills.

  (1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected to:

    (A) use industry standards to demonstrate oral communication, written communication, leadership, teamwork, conflict management, customer service, professionalism, work ethic, integrity, multitasking, initiative, creativity, and how to follow directions;

    (B) demonstrate an understanding of the importance of showing up to work on time, maintaining appropriate personal appearance, working as a team member, and being honest;

    (C) demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of driving a company vehicle;

    (D) demonstrate an understanding of why and how listening is a critical skill; and

    (E) demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being a self-starter and of increasing one's knowledge and skills in a chosen career field.

  (2) The student identifies and demonstrates the use of hand and power tools such as pipe wrenches; rulers; measuring devices; drill bits; pipe stands; pipe vises; levels; pipe fabrication tools; and pipe cutting, threading, and reaming tools. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate how to measure with a 6-foot folding rule and 25-foot measuring tape;

    (B) read and use rulers and measuring devices;

    (C) demonstrate how to measure end-to-end, center-to-center, and end-to-center pipe measurements; and

    (D) identify and safely demonstrate the use of selected hand and power tools.

  (3) The student understands different types of drill bits used in the plumbing profession. The student is expected to:

    (A) explain the differences among and applications for masonry, twist steel, hole saw, paddle, and self-feeding wood bits; and

    (B) demonstrate the use and application of masonry, twist steel, hole saw, paddle, and self- feeding wood bits.

  (4) The student applies algebra and geometry to solve plumbing-related problems. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate how to determine the volume of a cylinder;

    (B) demonstrate how to determine volume and length measurements using cubic feet and yards;

    (C) demonstrate how to determine fall and grades of a pipe;

    (D) demonstrate how to calculate simple and rolling offsets on parallel runs using constants;

    (E) demonstrate how to calculate pressure, velocity, friction, and flow; and

    (F) size a water system based on velocity limitations and pressure drop.

  (5) The student reviews employer and customer expectations. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify job opportunities such as a plumber, building maintenance technician or supervisor, manager, and mechanical engineer and their accompanying job duties;

    (B) research careers along with the education, job skills, and experience required to achieve career goals;

    (C) identify the industries and associations that make up the modern plumbing profession;

    (D) demonstrate an understanding of how to properly treat company and customer property;

    (E) demonstrate an understanding of the importance of keeping the work area clean and how that applies to job safety; and

    (F) demonstrate an understanding of the importance of using proper methods and techniques for the job being performed.

  (6) The student understands and applies electrical testing equipment. The student is expected to:

    (A) apply the use of a volt/ohm meter to different kinds of plumbing equipment;

    (B) install hangers and supports and make penetrations according to plumbing code;

    (C) demonstrate an understanding of how to choose the right hanger for the application;

    (D) choose and build pipe supports;

    (E) demonstrate an understanding of code standards on structural penetrations; and

    (F) size and install roof drains according to plumbing code.

  (7) The student understands and applies how to install plumbing fixtures according to plumbing code. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate how to install a toilet; and

    (B) demonstrate how to install sinks and different faucets.

  (8) The student learns plot plans, structural design, shop drawings, elevation drawings, as-built drawings, equipment arrangement drawings, pipe and instrumentation drawings, isometric drawings, and detail drawings. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify types of drawings;

    (B) identify and use drawing symbols associated with piping plans and details;

    (C) create field sketches; and

    (D) interpret drawing indexes and line lists.

  (9) The student installs, stores, and handles various types of valves. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify types of valves that start and stop flow;

    (B) identify types of valves that regulate flow;

    (C) identify valves that relieve pressure;

    (D) identify valves that regulate the direction of flow;

    (E) identify types of valve actuators;

    (F) explain how to properly store and handle valves;

    (G) explain valve locations and positions;

    (H) explain the factors that influence valve selection; and

    (I) interpret valve markings and nameplate information.

  (10) The student understands and applies how to braze weld and cut with oxy-fuel torch. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate an understanding of different parts of oxy-fuel equipment;

    (B) identify and implement the proper procedure for attaching and adjusting oxy fuel pressure regulators, gauges, hoses, and torches to oxy fuel bottles;

    (C) identify and apply fillers and fluxes for soldering and brazing; and

    (D) demonstrate an understanding of safety and safety equipment used with oxy-fuel equipment.

  (11) The student understands and applies how to size, install, and test a residential water piping system according to plumbing code. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify what factors are critical for sizing a water system such as water pressure, velocity, friction, and flow;

    (B) identify what fixture units are and how they apply to sizing a water system;

    (C) install a water piping system; and

    (D) test a water piping system.

  (12) The student understands what cross connections are and their degree of hazard and how to protect against them. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify different types of backflow such as gravity, back-pressure, and back siphonage;

    (B) demonstrate an understanding of degree of hazard such as toxic, nontoxic, polluted, and contaminated; and

    (C) demonstrate an understanding of cross connection protection such as air gap, reduced pressure zone backflow preventer, double check valve assembly, pressure type vacuum breaker, and atmospheric type vacuum breaker.

  (13) The student understands and applies how to size, install, and test a natural gas system according to plumbing code. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify the factors involved in sizing a natural gas system; and

    (B) size, install, and test a natural gas system using carbon steel pipe and corrugated stainless steel tubing.

  (14) The student understands how to size, install, and test a drain waste and vent (DWV) system according to plumbing code. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify different types of DWV fittings and their use;

    (B) size a DWV system;

    (C) identify and apply different materials used for a DWV system;

    (D) determine slope of a pipe using formulas;

    (E) demonstrate an understanding of how to test a DWV system; and

    (F) demonstrate an understanding of the different parts and their purpose of a DWV system such as stacks, vents, traps, building drain, and building sewer.

  (15) The student understands different types of water heaters, water heaters parts, and their proper installation according to plumbing code. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate an understanding of storage tank (electric and gas), point of use, on demand (electric and gas), and solar water heaters;

    (B) demonstrate an understanding of parts of the different heaters; and

    (C) demonstrate an understanding of the installation of a gas and electric water heater.


Source Note: The provisions of this §130.62 adopted to be effective August 28, 2017, 40 TexReg 9123

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