Entry Level Plumber
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!
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Program Plan and Costs
Class Delivery Methods
|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|
Introduction to Plumbing
This course will introduce you to the history of plumbing, career options in the field, provide plumbing-specific safety training, and familiarize you with the tools of the plumbing trade.
Plumbing Math and Print Reading
This course will review math concepts through applied on-the-job situations. This course will also introduce students to the types of drawings and symbols the will see on-the-job.
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.
Valves, Fixtures, and Hot Water
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.
Introduction to Drain-Waste-Vent And Water
Introduction to Drain-Waste-Vent and Water Distribution Systems This course will provide an introduction to components, installation, and troubleshooting of drain-waste-vent systems and water distribution systems.
Not including fees and equipment
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
Where Can I Work?
- Residential Plumbing Companies
- Commercial Plumbing Settings