What is Plumbing Technology?
Are you interested in a career that never goes out of style? Do you enjoy solving problems and assembling fixtures? If so, consider a career in plumbing technology. Plumbers install fixtures, valves and pipes and repair water, waste disposal, drainage, and gas systems in homes, commercial and industrial buildings.
What are my career choices?
Plumbers work in the construction occupations as well as maintenance work for a variety of industrial, commercial, and government employers.
|Plumbing Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Certified Backflow Tester||$25,171|
|Service & Repair Plumber||$25,171|
What classes do I have to take?
In your classes you will focus on projects such as the maintenance of common fixtures and the complete installation of a plumbing system using tools and materials that will give you practical experience in the plumbing field. You will learn about all types of pipes and fittings, plumbing fixtures, soldering as applied to plumbing, repair and service, septic tanks and disposal systems, water systems, hoisting and scaffolding, drawing as applied to plumbing, tools and equipment and plumbing laws, rules and codes.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.