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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Plumbing Technology, Certificate of Competency

The Plumbing Technology Certificate Program prepares graduates to enter the plumbing field and construction industry. Students develop skills in all types of plumbing installation and repair work used in residential, institutional, and commercial applications. Graduates also gain required industry knowledge and experience prior to entering a professional apprenticeship program

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and foundations of the plumbing trade.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing plumbing systems.
  • Model the stages of installations for faucets, fixtures, appliances and plumbing systems.
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to install, repair, and maintain pipes in accordance with local and international plumbing codes.
  • Design and install water and waste systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hot water heating principles.
  • Use tools and equipment required to complete general plumbing tasks.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of public/private water and sewage disposal systems.
  • Employ occupational health and safety principles and practices to meet the OSHA requirements for the construction industry.Demonstrate communication, quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills needed in industry.
  • Demonstrate communication, quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills needed in industry.

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Total Credits: 28

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