Plumbing Systems | Dipl - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Plumbing Systems | Dipl

Plumbing Systems | Dipl

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Plumbing Toolbook
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.

Meet Your Advisor

Nicholas Demke
Nicholas Demke
Educational Coordinator
Sioux City Campus
Book an Appointment
Advising Forms
Plumbing Systems

Career Options

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

Required Classes for Plumbing Systems | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety 1
BMA 175 Basic Plumbing 2
ELE 112 Basic Electrical Theory 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
CON 112 Blueprint Reading and Estimating 3
PLU 170 Residential Piping 3
PLU 171 Residential Code 2
PLU 172 Residential Fixtures 2
PLU 180 Commercial Piping 3
PLU 181 Commercial Code 2
PLU 182 Commercial Fixtures 2
BMA 177 Industrial Plumbing and Pipefitting 3
CON 383 Building Codes and Specifications 3
PLU 190 Plumbing Troubleshooting 2
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Joshua Elgert
Plumbing Instructor
Kevin Woockman
Kevin Woockman
Director of Building Trades and Apprenticeship
Sioux City Campus

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $7,486.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $7,524.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools: $590.00
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.

Advisory Board

Bill Prescott Prescott Plumbing
Mark Elgert Tri State Plumbing
Nathaniel Foulk Foulk Brothers
Bret Peterson Plumbing and Construction
Scott Petty Langel's Plumbing & Heating