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.
*VPI 0100 Basic Reading
*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
*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)