Plumbing Certificate

The Plumbing certificate program includes:

  • basic theories of plumbing
  • soil waste and vent layout
  • household and industrial maintenance
  • sewage systems
  • use of hand and power tools

Students develop skills in all types of plumbing repair work used in residential, institutional, and commercial applications. The certificate also provides training in the fundamentals of communication and mathematics.

The certificate program can be completed in one academic year. Students may transfer into the HVAC associate degree major and should consult with an academic advisor if interested in pursuing an the associate degree. The additional year of study in the HVAC major can expand skills in air conditioning and heating.

Program Specs

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After Graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters was $50,180 in May 2013. The top 10 percent earned more than $86,120.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Building Equipment Contractors242,720$26.37$54,850
Utility System Construction18,100$24.87$51,730
Nonresidential Building Construction14,600$25.37$52,780
Local Government (OES Designation)11,880$23.47$48,820
Natural Gas Distribution5,540$27.68$57,580

Statistics reported in May 2013

Gainful Employment Report

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

View general transfer information

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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View the entire student organizations listing or Greek Life listing.

HVAC Technology Advisory Committee

View Advisory Committee.

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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      One College Avenue
      Williamsport, PA 17701