The Plumbing certificate program includes the basic theories of plumbing, soil waste and vent layout, household and industrial maintenance, sewage systems, and the use of hand and power tools. Students develop skills in all types of plumbing repair work used in residential, institutional, and commercial applications. The major also provides training in the fundamentals of communication and mathematics.

Program Specs

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After graduation

Students completing the plumbing program have the option of transferring into the HVAC Technology degree major. This additional year of study in the HVAC major can expand skills in air conditioning and heating.

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters was $49,140 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,020, and the top 10 percent earned more than $84,440.

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Building Equipment Contractors 233,730 $25.76 $53,580
Nonresidential Building Construction 16,270 $27.55 $57,300
Utility System Construction 14,730 $23.50 $48,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,340 $23.60 $49,090
Ship and Boat Building 5,770 $22.65 $47,110

*Statistics reported in May 2012

Gainful Employment Report

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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Sigma Lambda Chi

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HVAC Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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