Mission: The mission of the program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the plumbing industry. The program prepares students for employment as a plumber’s helper and/or apprentice.
Helper, Plumber, Pipefitter - Course BCV0508 (360 hours) – Includes training in the areas of safety, history of plumbing, use and care of basic plumbing tools, terms used in the plumbing trade, pipes, fittings, materials, and equipment related to the plumbing industry.
Residential Plumber - Course BCV0540 (240 hours) – Includes training in the area of safety, pipe and fittings, pipe joining methods, valve size and type; and materials and application. Activities include measuring, marking, and cutting different types of pipe, reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications, laying out a job on site underground, installing building drains, laying out a job on site for the first floor, installing hangers and supports, cutting openings in walls and floors, distributing and placing fixtures, testing and inspecting first rough, testing and inspecting second rough.
Commercial Plumber - Course BCV0562 (240 hours) – Includes training in the areas of safety, trim-out and installing job site fixtures, appliances, and equipment, which include closet flanges, supply stops on water pipes, lavatory, water closets, showers, kitchen sinks, garbage disposal, ice makers, dishwashers, and water heaters. Activities include explaining the basic theory of hot water heating and identifying the equipment and materials needed for the job in accordance with job specifications and plumbing codes.
Plumber - Course BCV0592 (120 hours) – Includes training in the areas of safety, troubleshooting and diagnosing plumbing systems, repairing and replacing water service and sanitary lines, water closets, ball cocks, flush valves, floats, lift rods, ball stoppers, and trip levers, repairing water heaters, and repairing and replacing fixture water supply pipes.
Distance Education: Not available at this time
Apprenticeship: Available – refer to the St. Petersburg Campus Apprenticeship section
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 70%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 70%
Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements: Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9.
* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.