Plumbing Technology

Diploma - 36 credits

About this program
The Plumbing Technology program is designed for apprentice plumbers and others entering a plumbing career. It begins with safety, tools and materials used in the industry with a strong emphasis on the Minnesota Plumbing Code and the North Dakota Plumbing Code, covering both residential and commercial installation practices and standards. An introduction to blueprints and isometric drawings will be presented, as well as backflow prevention theory and devices. Graduates will be eligible for applicable hours on their apprenticeship card.
Program outcomes
  1. Exhibit proper safety techniques and procedures.
  2. Classify the use of common plumbing materials and fixtures.
  3. Analyze blueprints and isometric drawings.
  4. Demonstrate proper techniques and procedures for installation of plumbing systems.
  5. Perform skillfully the installation of plumbing fixtures and faucets.
  6. Apply knowledge of plumbing code rules and regulations.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
33 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
36 Total

Fall

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
PLBG1101 Piping and Job Safety 2
PLBG1103 Plumbing Trade Tools 2
PLBG1115 Faucets and Fixtures 2
PLBG1119 Materials and Fittings 4
PLBG1123 Plumbing Code I 3
PLBG1125 Plumbing Lab I 2
PLBG1131 Grade and Elevation 2
PLBG1133 Blueprint Reading 2
PLBG1135 Drainage, Waste and Venting 4
PLBG1137 Water Distribution 3
PLBG1139 Backflow Basics 2
PLBG1141 Plumbing Code II 3
PLBG1145 Plumbing Lab II 2

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
MATH1000 Technical Mathematics 3
PHIL1200 Applied and Professional Ethics 3
PHIL1201 Ethics 3
PSYC1101 Human Interaction 3
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3
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1st Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
PLBG1101 Piping and Job Safety 2
PLBG1103 Plumbing Trade Tools 2
PLBG1115 Faucets and Fixtures 2
PLBG1119 Materials and Fittings 4
PLBG1123 Plumbing Code I 3
PLBG1125 Plumbing Lab I 2

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
MATH1000 Technical Mathematics 3
PHIL1200 Applied and Professional Ethics 3
PHIL1201 Ethics 3
PSYC1101 Human Interaction 3
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3

1st Spring Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
PLBG1131 Grade and Elevation 2
PLBG1133 Blueprint Reading 2
PLBG1135 Drainage, Waste and Venting 4
PLBG1137 Water Distribution 3
PLBG1139 Backflow Basics 2
PLBG1141 Plumbing Code II 3
PLBG1145 Plumbing Lab II 2