Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship

Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship

Prepare to Enter the Plumbing Industry

The hands-on Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship program provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students preparing to enter the plumbing industry.

Our internships link students with employers with over 90 percent of internships leading directly to full-time employment. Program graduates have nearly a 100 percent employment placement rate into the plumbing industry.

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Kirkwood has over $3 million available in scholarships each year - making your most affordable option even more affordable.

Graduates of the Plumbing program will be able to:

  • Protect themselves and others
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Read, interpret and maintain drawings and specifications
  • Design plumbing systems
  • Plan and prepare for the project
  • Install pipe, fittings valves and supports
  • Install fixtures, equipment and appliances
  • Test and activate plumbing systems

A one-hour program conference is required prior to acceptance to the program. You'll learn more about the program, specific admissions requirements, and have the opportunity to have questions answered by program faculty and staff.

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More Program Information

Classes in the first semester focus on safety, hand and power tools, materials, pipe joining methods, code book layout, plan and print reading, and trade calculations. Hands-on classes concentrate on pipe joining, pipe materials, and basic pipe fitting practices.

The second semester covers plumbing code requirements, installation requirements for drain, waste and vent systems, water pipe systems, gas pipe systems, gas venting systems, cross connection, and backflow prevention. The hands-on class includes design and construction of a three-fixture washroom group and testing and troubleshooting backflow prevention devices.

  • National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Plumber
  • Plumbing service technician

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Identify and provide up-to-date and relevant learning opportunities relating to the plumbing industry in order to gain employment and to promote personal and professional growth.



Questions?

Industrial Technologies
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319-398-4983
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