Plumbers install and repair water, drainage, gas, and other piping systems in homes, businesses and factories. They also install plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs and toilets, and appliances, such as dishwashers and water heaters, in addition to maintaining septic systems.
Once You Complete the Program
Plan and install plumbing in the construction industry, or work for an established company doing installations and repairs. You can also consider working as a pipefitter, steamfitter or gasfitter which are similar but used more in manufacturing, commercial and industrial settings to install and maintain pipes that carry chemicals, acids and gases.
Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for PlumbingTo view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
Plumbing Apprenticeship Career Training
Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in both clock hour and college credit modules. This apprenticeship clock-hour program features on-the-job training.