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.
In-state tuition and fees: $7,486.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $7,524.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester
* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.