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.
At A Glance
How You'll Learn
On Location Training
*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
Become An Apprentice
Learn the steps to take to become an apprentice.
- 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.
- 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)