• Plumber Apprenticeship (389.1)


    This five-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee. The certificate includes a cooperative component which involves lecture and laboratory classes for twenty-eight (28) academic credits. A student may then apply these twenty-eight (28) credits toward an associate degree in Building Construction Estimating or Building Construction Supervision. 

    Construction trade technology training programs are open to all qualifying students. These programs are offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. The state of Pennsylvania awards journeyman working papers to those who complete one of these apprenticeship programs. Upon completion of the certificate and job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, students will be able to work in the commercial building construction industry as skilled plumbers.

    Admission is by competitive testing and interviews with a Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Communicate effectively and appropriately with management and a diverse customer base.
    2. Recognize and operate plumbing tools safely.
    3. Install, diagnose, repair and maintain commercial plumbing fixtures.
    4. Measure, calculate and budget for plumbing materials, including green materials.
    5. Interpret codes and illustrate plumbing blue print plans and drawings for commercial projects.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    PLT-103Plumbing 1 2
    PLT-115 Mathematics for Plumbing 13
    PLT-121Plumbing Drafting/Blueprint Reading 13
    WLD-101Welding Fundamentals3
    Total Credits: 11

    Second Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    PLT-105Introduction to Plumbing Code2
    PLT-221PLT-221 - Plumbing Drafting/Blueprint Reading 21
    WLD-102Advanced Welding3
    Total Credits: 6

    Third Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    PLT-145Plumbing Code 22
    PLT-222 Mechanical CAD for Plumbers3
    WLD-196 Welding for Plumbing 13
    Total Credits: 8

    Fourth Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    PLT-205Plumbing 46
    PLT-206Plumbing Code 32
    WLD-296 SMAW and Applied Fundamentals3
    Total Credits: 11

    Fifth Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    MMT-208Backflow Tester Certification3
    PLT-224 Estimating2
    PLT-225Medical Gas2
    WLD-202 MIG and TIG Processes3
    Total Credits: 9
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 46