2021-2022 College Catalog

Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology Diploma

Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology Diploma (Major Code: PL12)

Program Description

The Plumbing/Pipefitting Technology program of study is a sequence of courses that prepares student for careers in plumbing, pipefitting, and related fields. The program emphasizes a combination of plumbing theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Plumbing/Pipefitting Technology diploma and have the qualification of an apprentice.

Career Information

Occupation

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 18% nationally and 19.2% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $52,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually. 

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Walter Young
Instructor, Plumbing

Academic Building: C2204
404.225.4528

wyoung@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 terms
Program Credit Hours: 50
Estimated Program Cost: $6,768

Course Outline

 

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

Occupational Courses (21 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

PLBG 1000Introduction to Plumbing

3

PLBG 1070Physical Science and Mechanics for the Pipe Trades

3

PLBG 1160Plumbing Drawings

3

PLBG 1210Pipes, Valves, and Fittings

3

PLBG 1280Gas Piping, Venting, and Appliances

3

PLBG 1310Special Plumbing Systems

3

Plumbing Technician Specialization (18 Credits)

PLBG 1220Drainage Systems

3

PLBG 1240Water Supply Systems

3

PLBG 1260Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

3

PLBG 1320Plumbing Service

3

PLBG 1330Plumbing Codes

3

PLBG 1500Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control

3

Occupational Elective (3 Credits)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours: 50

 

Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret all codes applicable to the plumbing industry.
2. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret plumbing blueprints, sketches, drawings, and schematics.
3. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install pipes, fittings, and valves.
4. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install drainage systems.
5. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install water supply systems.
6. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install plumbing fixtures and appliances.
7. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install gas heating, venting, and appliances.
8. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for industry certification.