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3800 Michigan Avenue
Fort Myers, FL  33916

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 #


Course Name




Helper, Plumber, Pipefitter




Residential Plumber




Commercial Plumber




Plumbing Applications





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


Approximately $6,150
Plumbing Fee Sheet 2425

What You’ll Learn

  • 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

Career Ready Skills

  • Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
  • Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
  • Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
  • Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  • Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
  • Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
  • Use technology to enhance productivity.
  • Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $15+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)

  • Plumber’s helper
  • Irrigation installation
  • Maintenance
  • Well installation
  • Pools

Course Projects

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

Industry Certifications

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Plumbing Level 1


Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Take the CASAS test, if applicable
  3. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  4. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  5. Provide appropriate residency documents
  6. Complete application packet
  7. Pay application fee

Program Info

Plumbing Master Plan of Instruction 2024-25


Program Start Date

August 7, 2024

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