Plumbing Apprentice

Plumbing Apprentice

Apprenticeship Training

About the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program

Learn to install and repair pipes for water, gas, sewage, and drainage systems, and to install and repair sanitary facilities. You'll test your installations to ensure compliance with plumbing code. Work can be indoors or outdoors on existing or new construction projects. Plumbers may work on a ladder/scaffold, in trenches and in various weather conditions. Work requires both stamina and physical strength, working in cramped or uncomfortable positions, and standing for long periods.

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship have the opportunity to transfer course credits towards the Technical Studies – Journey Worker degree.

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Program Outline

Semester: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
5042775100 Sanitary Drains 1
Description

Plumbing related instruction of sanitary drain systems. Course includes a review of codes and trade practices related to sanitary drains, drainage systems, components, and applications.

2.00
5042775200 Vents and Venting Systems
Description

Designed to provide the apprentice with the skills to identify and design sanitary vent piping in a plumbing system in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. Focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.

2.00
5042775300 Water Distribution 1
Description

Provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install, and service various applications for water supply systems listed in plumbing codes. Apprentices will use the code language and tables to in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. Topics will include commercial to single-family and private well pump systems. Focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.

2.00
5042775400 Water Distribution 2
Description

Provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install, and service cross connection controls, water treatment equipment and multi-purpose piping systems in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. Focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.

2.00
5042775500 Sanitary Drains 2
Description

Provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install, and service various applications for storm water, clear water, and drainage systems. Apprentices will use the code language and tables to in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. The course focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.

2.00
5042775600 Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Sys
Description

Provides the apprentice with the skills to identify, design, install, and service various applications for private on-site wastewater treatment systems that are listed in plumbing codes or individual component manuals. Apprentices will use the code language and tables to in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. Other topics will include pretreatment, soil evaluation, site planning, and new technologies. Focuses on theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles through discussions, drawing exercises, work sheets, and evaluations.

2.00
5042775700 Green Plumbing Applications
Description

Provides Plumbing apprentices with an introduction to green applications and prepares students to take certification exams: Union Programs: UA Green Awareness Certification (geared toward journey workers, not apprenticeship) WTCS Programs: Green Plumbers USA Certification Program Learning materials from both certificate programs have been incorporated.

2.00
5042775800 Plumbing Advanced Topics TSA
Description

Provides the apprentice with the opportunity to select and complete an applied plumbing project in collaboration with the instructor. Projects will apply the skills required to identify, design, install, and service various plumbing applications that are listed in plumbing codes. Apprentices will use the code language and tables to in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. The course builds upon the theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles addressed in previous coursework to support completing an applied hands-on project. Prerequisite(s): 5042775100 Sanitary Drains 1 (C or better) and 5042775200 Vents and Venting Systems (C or better) and 5042775300 Water Distribution 1 (C or better) and 5042775400 Water Distribution 2 (C or better) and 5042775500 Sanitary Drains 2 (C or better) and 5042775600 Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Sys (C or better) and 5042775700 Green Plumbing Applications (C or better).

2.00

At A Glance

Flexible Options

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On Campus

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On Location Training

Approximate Cost

$2,147*

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Apply state plumbing code requirements to: the installation and repair of venting systems, water supply systems, storm drain systems, and POWTS systems.
  • Refer to the Wisconsin Administrative Plumbing codes.
  • Prepare for journey level licensure examination.

Your Potential Careers

Journeyman Plumber

Median Annual Salary

$37,939 $57,096 $43,846
Local State National

EMSI 2018.3

Get Started

Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.

Eligibility

  • High school diploma or GED/HSED
  • Passing score on Accuplacer or other required tests
  • Physical capability of performing the trade
  • Valid driver's license or reliable transportation
  • Applicants must meet the application and testing requirements of the field they are interested in entering. These rules and policies may vary depending on the requirements of the specific occupation.
  • Applicants must be employed prior to starting an apprenticeship. If you do not have an employer, you can still start the application process and go before the committee to receive a Letter of Introduction, which can be taken to potential employers to designate that you are a qualified apprenticeship candidate.

Terms

  • 5-year training program
  • 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 576 hours of paid related classroom instruction
  • 260 hours of non-paid related instruction (First Aid, Welding, OHSA, Modules, Blueprint Reading, Transition to Trainer, etc)

 

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The Department of Workforce Development - Bureau of Apprenticeship and Standards (BAS) governs apprenticeship programs, deriving its authority from Chapter 106 of the Wisconsin Statutes. This law determines all requirements of students, employers, and apprenticeship training programs. Registration assures that the employer has a qualified employee and that the apprentice receives a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills required in his/her selected field. BAS's supervision assures that training meets the standards of the trade.