PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY

  • Class Time: Evening
  • Semester: Fall Semester
  • Campus: Eden Prairie Campus
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OVERVIEW

Plumbing Technology is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skill development needed in order to carry out the wide range of tasks normally performed by a plumber. Coursework will focus on a variety of skill areas including the installation of fixtures, pipe threading, use of tools and equipment, hot and cold water supply, drainage systems, fabrication and testing, maintenance and repair of plumbing and hydronic heat. Throughout the program students will develop the skills needed for employment in both residential and commercial settings.


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Entry Requirements

A valid and clean driving record is often required by employers to work in the Plumbing Industry. Please complete the Get Started steps to become enrolled in the program.

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Job Outlook / Gainful Employment

Nationally, the plumbing industry is seeing very high employment growth rates in comparison to other careers. In the Twin Cities Metro Area, it is projected that employment rates will increase 38.8% between 2010-2022 for Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters in order to meet market demand.

Possible job titles include: Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter, Plumbers Helper, Apprentice Plumber

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Salary

In 2014, the average hourly wage for a Plumbers Helper was $12.66 / hour and for a Plumber it was $34.30 / hour in the Twin Cities Metro Area. (www.iseek.org)

Potential Job Titles

Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter, Plumbers Helper, Apprentice Plumber
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