Apprenticeship: Plumbing & Pipefitting Tech - Certificate

Apprenticeship: Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology - Certificate

In the Pipe Trades, Plumbers work with the various piping materials fixtures and equipment used in installation, removal, maintenance, extension and alteration of a plumbing system. Plumbing systems include piping systems conveying liquids or gas. This may include all drain, waste and vent piping, water piping, various fluids for industrial processes and gas piping within or adjacent to any building. This major is purposely designed to serve those students who want to further their post-secondary education and meet the California Community College requirements.

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Program Learning Outcomes:

Students gain expertise and hands-on experience as they work on Plumbing systems to include: drain waste and vent systems, systems for various industrial fluids, public or private water systems and gas piping systems. These specialized skills are acquired through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom instruction and lead to employment in the construction and service industry. After 5 years of classroom and work experience students are recognized as journeypersons within the Pipe Trades industry

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Required Courses
Code Class Units
Units Required
Total Required Units 30.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Upon completion of all course requirements and 8000 hours of on-the-job training and 1080 hours of related training classes, graduates will be eligible for the State Certificated Pipe Trades examination. Depending upon the student’s career interest and courses taken, graduates find employment as:

  • Commercial Plumber
  • Pipe-Fitter
  • Residential Plumber
  • Construction Foreman
  • Welder
  • Plumbing Inspector

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon completion of the core courses and minimum work hours. In addition, students will be eligible for an Apprenticeship Completion Certificate awarded by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS).