Plumbing Technology

Diploma

You can earn a plumbing diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 35 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 35 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2
PLMB 1010 Electricity and Mechanics for Plumbers
This course introduces fundamental electrical theory including electrical components and their effects on AC and DC circuits. Covers electrical measurement with emphasis on circuit analysis using Ohm's Law, circuit testing equipment, and the use of each instrument.
3
PLMB 1020 Electricity and Mechanics for Plumbers Lab
This course introduces fundamental electrical theory including electrical components and their effects on AC and DC circuits. Covers electrical measurement with emphasis on circuit analysis using Ohm's Law, circuit testing equipment, and the use of each instrument.
2
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with empasis placed applications.
3
PLMB 1030 Plumbing Code and Print Reading
This course presents in-depth coverage of plumbing codes and standards, including acceptable installation practices and acceptable materials. The course further introduces students to the basic drawing tools, measuring tools, lettering, drawings, and symbols commonly found on drawings and blueprints associated with the plumbing and pipe fitting industry.
2
PLMB 1040 Plumbing and Pipefitting Fundamentals
This course provides the student the ability to identify common pipe and fittings used for plumbing installations. Terminology of design, construction and sizing, as well as approved uses of different materials will be taught including potable water systems. Pipe joining, valves, venting, backflow prevention, and water quality are also addressed
3
PLMB 1050 Plumbing and Pipefitting Fundamentals Lab
This course provides hands-on experiences in basic plumbing and pipefitting. Students will gain practice in pipe joining techniques, pipefitting procedures and sizing, materials selection, leak testing, and basic troubleshooting.
5
PLMB 1060 Plumbing Tools and Processes
The course provides students with the knowledge and insight into material handling, scope of work, and tool operations. The course emphasizes the proper use, care, and maintenance of hand and power tools, and proper working practices both in the shop and in the field.
2
PLMB 1070 Trenching and Shoring
This course is for employees working in trenching and excavation. This course addresses the requirements for working with and around trenches by ensuring individuals are knowledgeable in soil analysis, protective systems, access and egress, and regulatory requirements.
1
PLMB 1110 Advanced Plumbing and Pipefitting
This course further expands the student’s knowledge of plumbing systems design and installation. Students further their skills in troubleshooting and repair of piping, fixtures, and appliances, as well as pump systems design. Indirect waste piping, receptors, and special wastes will also be discussed.
3
PLMB 1120 Advanced Plumbing and Pipefitting Lab
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3
PLMB 1130 Gas Operations and Maintenance
This course introduces techniques for safe handling of natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and fuel oil. The course reviews fuel gas and fuel oil safety precautions and potential hazards, applications, systems installations, and testing.
2
PLMB 1140 Gas Operations and Maintenance Lab
This course provides experience in the safe handling of natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and fuel oil containing systems. The course enables students to gain hands-on experience in fuel gas and fuel oil safety precautions, potential hazards, applications, systems installations, and testing.
2

Required Core Option Courses

Health 2 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PLMB 1025 Plumbing Safety
This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general safety and health principles as applicable to the plumbing trades. Topics include the scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- hour general industry program as well as those applicable to the plumbing trade. In addition, students will complete the AHA Heartsaver critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking, or sudden cardiac arrest emergency through CPR and AED usage.
2
INDT 1025 Introduction to Industrial Safety
This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general safety and health principles. Topics include the scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- hour program as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. In addition, students will complete the AHA Heartsaver critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking, or sudden cardiac arrest emergency through CPR and AED usage.
2

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