Major ID: 097D
Program Start Dates: The Plumbing Diploma program is a part-time, evening program that starts each spring.
The Plumbing program trains apprentices in commercial, residential and industrial plumbing.
Plumbers install and maintain the water, waste disposal, soil and vent, drainage and gas systems in homes and in commercial and industrial buildings. Plumbers also install faucets, bathtubs, sinks and toilets, and such appliances as dishwashers and water heaters. Plumbers often work from blueprints and specifications and are knowledgeable about building and plumbing codes which govern installations.
Applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. High school courses in mathematics, science, mechanical drawing and wood or metal shop will be helpful.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of plumbers is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations.
Before becoming a journeyperson plumber, the apprentice must pass the Minnesota State Plumbing Examination. Licensing is by the State Board of Health.
- Apply math and science skills in the plumbing field.
- Apply code knowledge to install piping in commercial, residential, and industrial buildings.
- Assemble fittings, fixtures, and piping used in multiple piping systems.
Adjunct faculty members, who are experienced in plumbing and represent private practice, local government, and industry sectors.
Contact Admissions at 651.846.1555 or email@example.com for questions about the application, deadlines and the enrollment process.
Call Rick Gale, Program Coordinator, St. Paul Plumbers JATC, at 651.846.1389 for questions about the program.
The Plumbing Diploma program is a restricted enrollment program offered through the Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 34 and Saint Paul College. Admission to the Plumbing Apprenticeship program is required for enrollment in this diploma program. Those enrolled in the Plumbing Diploma program are subject to the St. Paul Plumbers & Gasfitters Apprenticeship Standards, as well as the Saint Paul College Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Policy. Violations of these standards or policies may result in removal from both the apprenticeship program and the plumbing diploma classes. Concurrent enrollment in both the apprenticeship program and plumbing classes is required.