Effective Fall 2022

This curriculum 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.

Career Opportunities

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

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • demonstrate good work habits and meet accepted safety standards.
  • use hand and power tools of the industry.
  • identify piping materials and install them using proper connections and methods.
  • use and apply industry specific terms and technical data.
  • read and interpret blueprints, specifications, and codes as they apply.
  • install, maintain, and repair plumbing systems and keep up with the new developments in the field.
  • apply basic knowledge and skills of electrical work to install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical controls used in plumbing.
  • apply energy conservation measures to plumbing installations.


First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
ACR111Introduction to Refrigeration 53 6 MREQ
PLH113Mechanical Systems Design & Operation 42 6 MREQ
ELT250HVAC/R Electricity 53 6 MREQ
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ACR103HVAC Print Reading & Automated Design 21 3 MREQ
PLH221Mechanical Systems 53 6 MREQ
WEL100Introduction to Welding Processes 32 3 MREQ
ENL010Communications 33 SREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
MTH011Career Mathematics 32.50 1.50 SREQ
MTH123Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ

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. Note: Students planning to transfer to HV should take ENL 111 and MTH 124.


Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA).