Plumbing Technology

Take the plunge into a high-demand, well-paid trade. Because water is everywhere, you can work anywhere installing, repairing and maintaining plumbing systems.

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What is Plumbing Technology?

Are you interested in the plumbing field? If so, this may be the program for you! Plumbers work to install water supply and waste disposal systems in residential, commercial, and highly complex industrial sites.

What are my career choices?

Plumbers work in the construction occupations as well as maintenance work for a variety of industrial, commercial, and government employers.

What classes do I have to take?

In your classes you will focus on projects such as the maintenance of common fixtures and the complete installation of a plumbing system using tools and materials that will give you practical experience in the plumbing field. You will learn about all types of pipes and fittings, plumbing fixtures, soldering as applied to plumbing, repair and service, septic tanks and disposal systems, water systems, hoisting and scaffolding, drawing as applied to plumbing, tools and equipment and plumbing laws, rules and codes.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

  • Certificates
  • Certified Backflow Tester
  • Finish Plumber
  • Maintenance Plumber
  • 1st year Plumber Mechanic
  • 2nd year Plumber Mechanic
  • Plumber Estimator
  • Plumber Helper
  • Rough Plumber
  • Service & Repair Plumber

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Coordinator

Keithen McKenzie
Plumbing Technoloyg
Program Coordinator