Applications for this program are currently not being accepted. Please contact the School of Construction and Design Technologies with any questions.

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 associate degree. The additional year of study in the HVAC major can expand skills in air conditioning and heating.

Program Specs

  • Application/Major Code: PH view in catalog
  • School: Construction & Design Technologies
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Total Credits: 35
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After Graduation

Plumbing installation, industrial maintenance, public utilities service, machine work and shipbuilding industries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters was $53,910 in May 2018. The top 10 percent earned more than $93,700.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Building Equipment Contractors320,570$28.05$58,350
Nonresidential Building Construction16,340$29.37$61,090
Utility System Construction16,180$26.37$54,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)10,880$27.87$57,970
Employment Services6,760$24.85$51,690

Statistics reported in May 2018

Transfer Procedures

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

  • Mr. S. Curtis Bierly, Jr., President, The Bierly Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Darin Bressler, '92, Facilities Supervisor, Bldg. Services, HVAC/Refrigeration, PSU
  • Mr. Eric Horvat, President, AJC Professional Services
  • Mr. Michael D Jackson, '16, Facilities Supervisor HVAC Maintenance Programs, Penn State University
  • Mr. Joseph D Jennings, Store Service Refrigeration Service Manager, Weis Markets
  • Mr. John C Makdad, CEO, Makdad Industrial Supply Co., Inc.
  • Mr. Brandon M Marshall, '15, Applications Engineer, Carel USA LLC
  • Mr. Christopher McNally, '85, '87, Service Branch Manager, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Mr. Gregory J Miller, '12, Project Manager, MMC Contractors Northeast Inc.
  • Mr. Aaron A Weaver, '99, East Coast Regional Sales Manager, Raypak
  • Mr. Bradley Willis, '16, System Application Engineer, Johnson Controls

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.

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701