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Technical Certificate

Plumber Assistant (6196)

When it comes to water and sewage, Florida can be a nervous state. Our growth is skyrocketing, new construction is constant and our geography is fragile. Consequently, there has never been a higher demand for skilled plumbers who know how to install, repair or service water supplies and waste systems. You will gain a basic knowledge of the repair or service of plumbing systems with this technical certificate.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida’s growth is soaring. Jacksonville is a boomtown. And much of the city and state are being built by graduates of our construction programs. The employment rate in all trades is 100%. No Florida Community College student who wants a job goes without a job.

Florida Community College’s Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region’s major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, C. Young Construction, Superior Construction, Paul Fraser Homes, Stellar Group, C & C Powerlines, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction and Accubuild Construction. Members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association serve on our Construction Management Advisory Council and on advisory committees for all trades, as well as provide internships and fund annual scholarships. The advisory committees provide leadership, support and guidance for the program and support such educational activities as constructing residential projects from design to move in. You have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you’re still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews.

Annual Salaries
Starting salaries range from $16 to $20 an hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.

Students completing this program may go on to earn the Plumbing Technician certificate, or transfer their coursework into the Plumbing Management A.A.S. degree program.

Estimated cost of tuition is $797 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).

Plumber Assistant (6196) Curriculum

Professional Courses
BSC 1005 Life in its Biological Environment 3
BCT 1501 Introduction to Plumbing 3
BCT 1523 Fixtures, Valves and Faucets 3
BCT 1535 Drains, Waste and Venting 3
  Total Credit Hours 12

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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