Wednesday – September 17, 2014

 

Preparatory Plumbing
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
MATC Education Center at Walker's Square, 816 West National Avenue, Milwaukee
Program Code: 30-427-1

 

For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — This two-semester program focuses on preparing you for an apprenticeship in plumbing. The program offers basic knowledge and skills similar to parts of the first year of an apprentice’s training. Consequently, as a Preparatory Plumbing program graduate applying for an apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate your commitment to the plumbing trade. You will also be able to offer entry-level skills if selected for a plumbing apprenticeship. This program is also appropriate for individuals interested in a career in other piping trades such as sprinkler fitting, steamfitting or industrial pipefitting.

Aptitudes and skills important in the program are: good mechanical comprehension, spatial visualization, reading and math skills, physical strength, and the ability to work with others.


Career Outlook — State law requires that only properly licensed plumbers be permitted to install and repair plumbing systems in dwellings, structures and businesses. these services are in demand. Contractors need plumbers for new construction, and to repair and remodel existing buildings. Licensed plumbers are thorough and skilled mechanics versed in the theory and practice of installing hot and cold water supplies, drainage, venting and plumbing appliances in accordance with the state plumbing code and local ordinances.

After successful completion of this program, you should apply for an apprenticeship with the Milwaukee Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship committee. Candidates for apprenticeship are selected by the committee, and graduates of this program are given good consideration for placement in an apprenticeship, but placement is not guaranteed.


Program Learning Outcomes
 — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Identify various piping materials and fittings
  • Effectively utilize hand tools and power tools related to the trade
  • Follow directions related to the trade
  • Calculate various piping offset dimensions
  • Sketch and read simple plumbing systems drawings

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Shop practice and drafting learned either in school or in an employment setting
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to drive and possession of a valid driver’s license

 

Possible Careers:
Licensed Plumber
Plumber
Plumbing Apprentice


Related Program:
Plumbing Apprenticeship

 

Start Date: August

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

 

MATH-308

Math for Industrial Applications 1

2

 

 

PLUMB-300

Plumbing Theory 1

3

 

 

PLUMB-301

Applied Drawing for Plumbers 1

2

 

 

PLUMB-302

Plumbing and Piping Shop 1

3

 

 

PLUMB-308

Plumbing and Pipe Joining Process 1

2

 

 

PLUMB-310

First Aid/Safety in Plumbing

1

 

 

           
PLUMB-312 Computer Application/Plumbing

1

     

ENG-341

Applied Communications

2

 

 

 

MCDESG-120

Basic AutoCAD ‡

1

 

 

PLUMB-304

Plumbing Theory 2 ‡

3

 

 

PLUMB-305

Plumbing and Pipe Joining Process 2 ‡

2

 

 

PLUMB-306

Plumbing and Piping Shop 2 ‡

3

 

 

PLUMB-309

Applied Drawing for Plumbers 2 ‡

2

 

 

           

TOTAL CREDITS: 27

 

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.