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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 32
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares students to work with all phases of plumbing and heating including such things as drainage systems, fixtures, hot-cold water distribution, blueprint reading, estimating, and the plumbing code. There is also extensive training in heating and sheet metal. Much of the training in this major involves shop work and actual hands-on experience. Plumbers install and repair pipe systems which carry water, steam, air or other liquids and gases needed for sanitation and industrial production. Most plumbers specialize in either residential or commercial installations. They must see a variety of hand and machine-tool skills and develop systems according to local codes and specifications.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone 56164

Labor Market Information

  • Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers

  • Median wage: $33.04/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

  • Median wage: $20.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter Helpers

  • Median wage: $14.29/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

  • Median wage: $33.21/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu