Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Plumbing

Plumbing Certificate fact sheet (PDF)

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Certificate (365)

This certificate is a short-term training program designed to offer students an opportunity to acquire basic skills to assist with installation and repairs of plumbing systems in residences and small buildings. Many plumbers are self-employed; however, this is a profession that typically requires a long period of on-the-job experience for plumbers to be fully qualified and licensed. Students who complete the certificate have the option of applying their plumbing certificate credits toward an associate degree in General Studies at CCAC.

 Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will: 

  1. Apply skills to seek employment as a plumber’s assistant with plumbing contractors, maintenance jobs, allied trades plumbing apprenticeships and plumbing supply companies.    
  2. Recognize and operate plumbing tools safely.  
  3. Interpret and illustrate plumbing plans and drawings.  
  4. Measure and calculate plumbing materials. 
  5. Install, diagnose, repair and maintain basic residential plumbing fixtures.

 Credits may be articulated for courses completed in high school career and technology programs.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 27

First Semester

Course #           Course Name

Credits

PLT-100 

Introduction to the Plumbing Profession  

1

PLT-101

Plumbing Skills 1

4

PLT-102

Plumbing Measuring & Calculating

3

PLT-106 

Plumbing Blue Print Reading

2

WLD-221 

Brazing & Welding  

 3

 

Total Credits

13

Second Semester

PLT-201

Plumbing Skills 2

4

PLT-202 

Plumbing Skills 3

4

PLT-204 

Plumbing Maintenance

4

MMT-208

Backflow Prevention Devices

2

 

Total Credits 

14

   
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