• West Hills Center Programs

    Classes for this program are held at the West Hills Center and the Energy Innovation Center, the North Campus,
    affiliated Centers, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071 and 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

  • Plumbing (365.2)


    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.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Effective Fall 2016, PLT-102 decreased from 3 to 2 credits and PLT-106 increased from 2 to 3 credits. The course descriptions did not change.
    Course #Course NameCredits
    PLT-100Introduction to the Plumbing Profession 1
    PLT-101Plumbing Skills 1 4
    PLT-102Plumbing Measuring and Calculating 2
    PLT-106Plumbing Blueprint Reading3
    WLD-221 Brazing and Welding3
    Total Credits: 13

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    PLT-201Plumbing Skills 2 4
    PLT-202Plumbing Skills 34
    PLT-204 Maintenance Plumbing 4
    Total Credits: 12
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 25
  • Academic Program Updated Plumbing (365.2)

    This program is changed to Plumbing (365.2) as of the Fall 2016 semester. Students already enrolled in Plumbing 365.1 may complete the current program or move to the new (365.2) program. To review program 365.1 requirements, see the graduation checksheet. Students should discuss these options with their advisors.