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  • Plumbing Technology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Plumbing Technology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Plumbing Technology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Plumbing Technology

  •  Estimated Cost: $3,954

    Program Length: 2 semesters

    Locations: Milford

    Start Term(s): Fall

    Awards Offered: Diploma

    Program Description

    The industry spoke, and we listened. Now is a great time for you to invest in your future and join this hands-on industry. Our Plumbing Technology program will give you the skills necessary to design, install and repair both residential and commercial plumbing systems. You will understand building blueprints and be able to assess the layouts of plumbing systems and water supply. We will teach you plumbing codes and theory, safety and the proper use of tools.

    Our hands-on program combines classes with lab assignments. You will also gain real-world experience by plumbing the student-built house on the Milford Campus. By investing two semesters with us, you will earn your diploma and receive one year credit toward your apprentice license.

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

    • enjoy problem solving
    • have good verbal and written communication skills
    • are flexible and willing to help at a moment’s notice
    • are eager to learn to keep up with industry standards
    • are detail oriented and the ability to do neat, accurate work
    • like variety in your job
    • take direction and work independently, depending on the project
    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    Skilled workers are in high demand in the plumbing field. We will train you to work in commercial or residential settings to repair, install and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems for drainage, heating, drinking, venting, and sewage. The average starting salary in the industry is $27,664. Career options in Plumbing Technology include:

    • Plumber
    • Pipefitter
    • Steamfitter

    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:

    ProgramNumber of Credits in the ProgramNumber of Credits Eligible for Financial AidNumber of Credits Not Paid
    Plumbing Technology30264

    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.

    Bill Rethmeier, Instructor
    AAS, Southeast Community College
    BS, Doane College
    Related Work Experience: 1987
    to present
    Instructional Experience: 2013
    to present
    1-800-933-7223, ext. 8267
    wrethmeier@southeast.edu
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