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Workforce Certificate

Plumbing Technology (5654)

Skilled plumbers are needed in new construction, existing structures, and remodeling projects to install, repair, and service systems, piping, fixtures and appliances. Plumbers work in a variety of environments: private homes, businesses, public buildings, power plants, and water treatment plants.

You'll learn plumbing essentials — from valves and faucets to water supply and storm drains. The courses can help you enter the trade with confidence and a basic understanding of current plumbing technology. Job openings for plumbers, pipefitters, pipelayers, and related fields are projected to outnumber qualified workers. The majority of work in this field is new construction. Salaries vary depending on the level of responsibility and area of expertise. More specialized training and experience can lead to higher income. This program provides exit points for those who wish to specialize in a specific area. Students must complete courses required for each individual exit point.

Students enrolled in this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by their scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Students should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses. For information call 904.633.8287.


Professional Courses

*VPI 0100 Basic Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Basic Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Basic Language Skills

BCV 0930 Postsecondary Internship - optional

**BCV 0510 Introduction to Pipe Trades (120/4)
BCV 0500 Introduction to Plumbing (120/4)
BCV 0504 Plans, Blueprints and Isometrics (120/4)
BCV 0523 Fixtures, Valves and Faucets (120/4)
BCV 0571 Drain, Waste and Venting (120/4)
BCV 0570 Water Supply/Potable Water Systems (120/4)
***BCV 0580 Storm Drains, Interceptors (120/4)
  or ***BCV 0930 Postsecondary Internship
BCV 0451 Repairs (120/4)

Total Credit Hours: 960 contact hours/32 workforce credits

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.
**Students with previous work experience may not be required to take these courses. See program manager for information.
***See program advisor to assure proper course selection.

Estimated tuition* is $1,730. Estimated cost for books and materials is $75. (*for Florida residents, as of 7/04)


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