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Apprenticeship: Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Certificate Apprenticeship Education Total Units: 20
Term Effective: Fall 2018


While completing the Apprenticeship: Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Certificate of Achievement, apprentices will be paid while receiving on-the-job training, starting out making a percentage of the Union journey-level wage and receiving pay increases at the end of each six-month training period.

Completion of the program takes a minimum of five years. The years are broken down into ten (10) periods. During this time, you will receive on-the-job training.

Students will also be required to attend related and supplemental instructional classes in the evenings, two nights per week (with summers off).

Apprenticeship program graduates gain the skills and knowledge they need to count themselves among the very best plumbers, steam fitters, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics in the world.

You can find out more about apprenticeship training and career opportunities in the "Training Topics" section of the U.A. Local 38 web site

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and demonstrate plumbing principles and regulations related to the plumbing and pipefitting trade.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of theory and regulations of plumbers and pipefitters' trade.
  3. Apply best practices in practical environment related to the plumbing and pipefitting trade.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Apprenticeship: Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Certificate program are:

  • Complete 20 units from
    • Apprenticeship: Plumbing & Pipe Fitting

Apprenticeship: Plumbing & Pipe Fitting - complete 20.00 units
APED 345Apprentice Plumbers, First Semester2.00
APED 346Apprentice Plumbers, Second Semester2.00
APED 347Apprentice Plumbers, Third Semester2.00
APED 348Apprentice Plumbers, Fourth Semester2.00
APED 349Apprentice Plumbers, Fifth Semester2.00
APED 355Apprentice Plumbers, Sixth Semester2.00
APED 356Apprentice Plumbers, Seventh Semester2.00
APED 357Apprentice Plumbers, Eighth Semester2.00
APED 358Apprentice Plumbers, Ninth Semester2.00
APED 359Apprentice Plumbers, Tenth Semester2.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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Apprenticeship Education