Entry Level Plumber

Training Certificate

Overview

In 5-6 months, students will gain the skills of a beginner plumber who can help plumbers install, maintain, and repair plumbing systems. MTC's plumbing certificate program was designed in cooperation with local residential and commercial plumbers to ensure the training meets current industry needs.

What are the steps to becoming a licensed plumber?

In South Carolina, you need two years of hands-on work experience, as well as a passing score on the appropriate exam, before you can apply for your journeyman's plumbing license. MTC offers hands-on and classroom learning to cover all the basic skills you will need to pursue a career in plumbing, paving the path for you to eventually get your plumbing license. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters was $56,330 in May 2020, and about 51,000 job openings are projected each year, on average, until 2030.

What will my courses be like?

You’ll learn to assist plumbers with plumbing system installations, job-site clean-up, preventative maintenance, and repairs on plumbing systems.

Course topics include:

  • Plumbing Math and Print Reading
  • Pipes and Fittings
  • Valves, Fixtures, and Hot Water Tanks
  • Drain-Waste-Vent and Water Distribution Systems
What happens after I complete the program?

After completing the program, you’ll be in an excellent position to work as a plumber's helper/assistant. Your coursework can distinguish you from other candidates and will ensure you have the skills to succeed on the job. 

Why choose MTC?

At MTC, we're serious about helping you jumpstart your career with the skills you need to succeed. We've developed programs like our plumbing certificate course to provide intensive and complete job training for careers that will be in high demand over the next decade.

You don't have to put your life on hold to access job training, either. Plumbing classes meet in the evening, so you can fit your education around work or family obligations that occur during the day. Tuition assistance, including scholarships and loans, may be available for this program.

 

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.30 33

Introduction to Plumbing

This course will introduce you to plumbing as a career, provide plumbing-specific safety training, and familiarize you with the tools of the plumbing trade. The course will wrap up with plumbing-specific customer service training.

ID: CEPLU-537

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$899.00
3.60 36

Plumbing Math and Print Reading

This course will introduce you to plumbing as a career, provide plumbing-specific safety training, and familiarize you with the tools of the plumbing trade. The course will wrap up with plumbing-specific customer service training.

Classroom

ID: CEPLU-538

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$899.00
4.80 48

Pipes and Fittings

This course will cover the proper uses and applications of plastc, copper, cast-iron, and steel pipes as well as the installation of the correct fittings for those materials.

ID: CEPLU-539

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$999.00
4.50 45

Valves, Fixtures, and Hot Water Tanks

This course will cover the proper application and installation of valves and fixtures as well as the installation and troubleshooting of electric, gas, and on-demand water heaters.

Classroom

ID: CEPLU-536

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$999.00
1.80 18

Introduction to Drain-Waste-Vent and Wat

This course will provide an introduction to components, installation, and troubleshooting of drain-waste-vent systems and water distribution systems.

Classroom

ID: CEPLU-535

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$239.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$4,035.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Plumber's Assistant

A plumber’s assistant works under more experienced plumbers to help install plumbing systems, make repairs, and diagnose minor plumbing issues. They can work in residential or commercial settings.

Average Annual Salary

$23,299
According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Residential Plumbing Companies
  • Commercial Plumbing Settings

Want more information?

Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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