Plumbing

Prepare for an entry-level career as a plumber.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

Plumber fixing pipes under sink

Program

FastForward Credential Program

Program Information

 

Introduction to Construction

Begin your career in the skilled trades with a strong foundation! Previously known as “core craft skills,” this entry-level course is the recommended first course for all trades students and a prerequisite to most specialty courses. Topics include basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills and material handling. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Introduction to Construction credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Contact Hours: 40


Plumbing - Level 1
Master the basic concepts to prepare for entry-level employment in the plumbing industry. Topics include the plumbing profession, plumbing safety, tools of the trade, plumbing math, drawings, pipe and fitting types (plastic, copper, cast-iron and steel), fixtures, and an overview of drain, waste and vent (DWV) systems and water distribution systems.

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Introduction to Construction.

Contact Hours: 110


Plumbing - Level 2
Continue your education as a plumber with this second level of training. Topics include reading commercial drawings; structural penetrations, insulation and fire stopping; installing and testing DWV piping; installing roof, floor and area drains; installing and testing water supply piping; types of valves; installing fixtures and valves; installing water heaters; basic electricity; and fuel gas and fuel oil systems.

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Plumbing - Level 1.

Contact Hours: 145


Admissions Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program.
  • Attend a coaching appointment and/or information session prior to enrollment.
  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.
  • English Language Learners (ELL/ESL): If English is not the first language, prospective students must complete a CASAS assessment with acceptable score prior to program admission. CASAS assessments can be scheduled by emailing at tjace@pvcc.edu or calling 961-434-5461. Include your first and last name, program of interest, and program start date in your email. Assessment should be completed at least one week prior to program start date. CASAS assessment is also recommended, but not required, for prospective students who feel their reading comprehension needs improvement.

Take the Next Steps

Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Meet with a coach and/or attend a FastForward Funding Session.

Check the schedule page to see when this FastForward program is next offered.