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Ever need a plumber? Who hasn't at one time or another. Become a trained professional in this always in-demand and well-paying field. Learn plumbing techniques for construction or industrial applications. Assess, estimate, and repair a wide range of plumbing problems while experiencing quality customer service. This program prepares students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.

The Plumbing program is a combination of classroom instruction and shop experiences using state-of-the-art equipment with emphasis on the working skills students must master to become residential, commercial, and industrial plumbers.

Classroom and practical experiences concerned with all phases of assembly, installation, and repair of pipes, fixtures, and fittings used for water distribution and waste disposal in residences, public, and industrial buildings according to local plumbing codes are provided.

Emphasis is placed on safety; use of tools and equipment; installation and repair of pipes, fittings, and fixtures for residential plumbing; and installation and repair of water and drainage systems according to plumbing codes. Also covered are interpretation of schedules and specifications for installation of water supply networks and sewage and waste drainage.

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. The tools, equipment, materials, and processes used in this laboratory are similar to those used in industry.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
BCV0508 A Helper, Plumber, Pipefitter 360
BCV0540 B Residential Plumber 240
BCV0562 C Commercial Plumber 240
BCV0596 D Plumbing Applications 240
    TOTAL HOURS 1080

Enrollment is opening Soon imageProgram starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)


1080 hours
Approximately 10 months
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Approximately $4,292
Plumbing Fee Sheet

  • Introduction to Plumbing
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Pipe and performance
  • Drainage, waste and vent systems
  • Blueprint reading
  • Rough-ins
  • Fixture installation
  • Residential repairs
  • Industrial and commercial repairs
  • Irrigation systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Employability skills


  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Plumbing Level 1

  • Fixture installation
  • Drainage, waste and vent
  • Water Distributions
  • Irrigation systems
  • Well systems

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$12+ per hour. Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.
  • Plumber’s helper
  • Irrigation installation
  • Maintenance
  • Well installation
  • Pools

Bright Outlook clipart According to O*Net Online, jobs for plumbers are expected to grow 28% in Florida from 2014 - 2024.


Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
  2. Meet with an admissions specialist
  3. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  4. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  5. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  6. Provide appropriate residency documents
  7. Complete application packet
  8. Pay application fee


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