The plumbing program provides students with the essential skills required of an entry‐level employee in the plumbing industry. The curriculum is aligned with National Center for Construction Education Research standardized national skills standards for the construction trades.

Graduates of the plumbing programs or certificate will learn a wide range of skills and gain industry specific experience in:

  • Identifying and demonstrating proper safety procedures when working with pressurized systems.
  • Sizing water supply systems based on water supply fixture units and local code requirements.
  • Demonstrating proper pressure testing of water lines.
  • Installing shower and bath units according to manufactures specifications.

Programs

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AAS in Plumbing

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 105 Introduction to Plumbing Technology 3 Major Requirement
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement

ENG 100

or

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Introduction to Composition

or

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 Additional Courses
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Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 105 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3 Prerequisite
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 ‐ Drafting 3 Departmental Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 115 Plumbing Drain, Waste and Venting Systems 3 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 1/GE 3 GE- Composition
or      
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE    
MAT 105 Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math 3 GE- Mathematics
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Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 110 Construction Estimating 3 Departmental Requirement
ENT 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 205 Plumbing Water Supply and Distribution Systems 4 Major Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
ENV 101 Environmental Science (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Sciences
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Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 230 Construction Management Field Operations 3 Major Requirement
PCT 210 Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Installation 4 Major Requirement
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE 3 GE- Social/Behavioral Science
PHI 105 Ethics/GE 3 GE- Humanities
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AAS in Plumbing (STEM Emphasis)

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 105 Introduction to Plumbing Technology 3 Major Requirement
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5

Major Requirement

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) GE- Social and Behavioral Science
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 Departmental Requirement
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Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 105 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3 Prerequisite
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 - Drafting 3 Departmental Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 115 Plumbing Drain, Waste, and Venting Systems 3 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition 2/GE 3 GE- Composition
MAT 142 College mathematics with Applications OR approved higher level math 3 GE- Mathematics
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Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 110 Construction Estimating 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 205 Plumbing Water Supply and Distribution Systems 4 Major Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
SPC 215 Public Speaking 3 GE- Additional Courses
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics/GE  (recommended) 3 GE- Humanities
ENV 101 Environmental Science/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Sciences
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Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
PCT 210 Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Installation 4 Major Requirement
TEC 175 Employee and Occupational Safety 2 3 Major Requirement
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Fim Studies/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Arts
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Sciences
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Basic Plumbing

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
PCT 105 Introduction to Plumbing Technology 3 Major Requirement
PCT 115 Plumbing Drain, Waste and Venting Systems Major Requirement
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Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
PCT 205 Plumbing Water Supply and Distribution Systems 4 Major Requirement
PCT 210 Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Installation 4 Major Requirement
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Plumbing Technology

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 101  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 105 Introduction to Plumbing Technology 3 Major Requirement
PCT 115 Plumbing Drain, Waste and Venting Systems 3 Major Requirement
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
    14  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Departmental Requirement
PCT 205 Plumbing Water Supply and Distribution Systems 4 Major Requirement
PCT 210 Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Installation 4 Major Requirement
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Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of the plumbing programs or certificates may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages*.

Plumbers
Install and repair water, gas, and other piping systems in homes, businesses, and factories. They install plumbing fixtures, such as bathtubs and toilets, and appliances, such as dishwashers and water heaters. They clean drains, remove obstructions, and repair or replace broken pipes and fixtures. Plumbers also help maintain septic systems—large, underground holding tanks that collect waste from houses that are not connected to a sewer system.
$32,100
Pipefitters and Steamfitters
Install and maintain pipes that may carry chemicals, acids, and gases.
$53,910

Contact Information

Kenia Lopez
Senior Secretary, Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 344-7752

Pasquale Lamaestra
Director of Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 317-6005