Plumbing Technology

Plumbing Technology

Program Description

In our Plumbing Technology program, you will study water supply systems, water sources, waste and sewage disposal systems with reference to Uniform Plumbing Code. You’ll learn to read blueprints; measure, cut, solder, braze, and thread pipe; install and troubleshoot various plumbing fixtures in both residential and commercial settings. While in the program you will also learn basic welding skills. After passing the OSHA exam, students receive an OHSA 10 Certificate and program completion counts toward one year of required experience for journeyman license.

Students entering this program may qualify for the Scott Pathway Scholarship

Awards Offered: Diploma
Locations: Milford
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$3,960 Diploma
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You’re a Good Fit

You will be successful in our Plumbing Technology program if you:

  • enjoy problem solving
  • are good at using diagnostic testing to determine outcomes
  • are able to research and analyze outcome
  • will work outside in all kinds of weather
  • have good manual dexterity and ability to see and manipulate small objects
  • are able to communicate effectively with a diverse customer base
  • take direction and work independently, depending on the project
  • can sense when something is wrong or likely to go wrong
  • are a sequential and analytical thinker


We will train you for a high-demand career in the plumbing industry as the go-to expert in solving plumbing issues. Recent Plumbing Technology Diploma program graduates report an average starting salary of $37,440. Career options include:

  • Apprentice Steamfitter
  • Apprentice Technician
  • Building Engineer
  • Maintenance Specialist
  • Service Manager
  • Service Technician

Diploma Programs with Reduced Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal regulations [34CFR 668.8(k) and (l)] mandate that programs not leading to a degree, and all the courses within the program are not fully transferable to a higher degree, can only partially be paid by federal student aid. A specific federal formula determines the number of credits allowed to be paid by financial aid. At SCC, those programs and the number of credits eligible for federal financial aid are:

Plumbing Technology 30 20 10

Based on federal regulations, the Plumbing Technology program has determined the following courses are not eligible for financial aid:
PLMB1015 – Plumbing Processes and Practices (5 credits)
PLMB1116 – Advanced Plumbing Processes and Practices (5 credits)

So, what does this mean?

If you enroll in one of the above-mentioned diploma programs, federal financial aid will not pay for the entire program. You will be responsible for the tuition and fees for the number of credits listed in the “Number of Credits Not Paid” column.

Please refer to the SCC catalog for current program requirements.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact