This program is eligible for free tuition

This program prepares you to pursue a career as a licensed plumber. Plumbers make it possible to transport water, air, steam, gases, wastes, and different kinds of liquids throughout all types of buildings, from homes and offices to factories and hospitals. You will have hands-on opportunities to install, maintain, and repair plumbing pipes, fixtures and appliances. This program also includes instruction in blueprint reading and final inspection and testing of all finished systems while adhering to the local codes and standards that are enforced by the State of Iowa. When you complete the WITCC Plumbing Systems Diploma Program, you will have the opportunity to take a test to enter the WITCC Plumbing Apprenticeship program. If you pass the test at a 75% rate, you may earn credit for Year 1 of the WITCC Plumbing Apprenticeship program. In order for you to begin Year 2 of the apprenticeship program, you must be business sponsored and working 2000 hours annually. Upon completing the WITCC Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, which has had the standards approved by the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, you will be eligible to take the Iowa journeyman plumbing licensing examination.

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Career Options

Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.