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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Plumbing Apprenticeship, Certificate

The Plumbing Apprenticeship program is a four-year curriculum that provides essential skills needed in today's plumbing occupations. The coursework covers a diverse range of skills and knowledge and helps develop maturity and independence of judgment. This apprenticeship training provides practical and theoretical aspects of the work required in this highly skilled occupation. This program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis only.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Pass journey-level licensing examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper safety practices.
  • Lay out and install supply, drainage and heat piping systems.
  • Specify and install various fixtures.
  • Cite various requirements of the National Plumbing Code.
  • Identify by sight supply and drainage materials and fittings.
  • Read construction blueprints and specifications.

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Required Courses
Required CoursesCredits
PLB 100 - Plumbing Theory I5
PLB 101 - Plumbing Theory II5
PLB 102 - Math for Plumbers5
PLB 103 - Installation & Repair5
PLB 104 - Bathroom Installation1
PLB 200 - Heating Systems2
PLB 202 - Blueprint Reading3
PLB 207 - Cross Connection Control3
PLB 208 - Philadelphia Plumbing Codes3
PLB 209 - International Plumbing Codes5

Total Credits: 37

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