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Associate in Applied Science

Plumbing Management (A195)

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.

Florida Community College is addressing the industry need with the Plumbing Management program that readies you for entry-level positions and prepares you for advancement to management. Your coursework combines general education classes such a language and mathematics with practical experience and professional courses in plumbing technology. You’ll graduate ready to work for a contractor or start your own business.

Two technical certificates, Plumber Technician and Plumber Assistant, are included as options within this degree program. Students may choose to pursue an A.A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you. For more information call 904.633.8295.

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.

All courses are directly applicable to Florida Community College’s plumbing specialty track in the Building Construction Technology A.S. degree.

Estimated cost of tuition is $4,316 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).

Plumbing Management (A195) Curriculum

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Mathematics 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
BSC 1005 Life in its Biological Environment 3
  Credit Hours 15

Trade Core Courses
BCN 1001 Introduction to Building Construction 3
ENC 2210 Technical Report Writing 3
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3
ETI 1701 Occupational Safety 3
APA 1001 Applied Accounting 3
BCT 1040 Blueprint Reading 2
ETI 1420 Engineering Materials and Processes 3
  Credit Hours 20

Professional Courses
BCT 1505 Introduction to Pipe Trades 3
BCT 1501 Introduction to Plumbing 3
BCT 1507 Plans, Blueprints and Isometrics 3
BCT 1523 Fixtures, Valves and Faucets 3
BCT 1535 Drains, Waste and Venting 3
BCT 1525 Water Supply/Potable Water Systems 3
BCT 1536 Storm Drains, Interceptors 3
BCT 1571 Repairs 3
BCT 1940 Co-op Work Experience I 3
BCT 1941 Co-op Work Experience II 3
  Credit Hours 30

Total Credit Hours: 65

*Refer to A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

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