2021-2022 College Catalog

Residential/Commercial Plumbing Technician TCC

Residential/Commercial Plumbing Technician TCC (Major Code: RP11)

Program Description

The Residential/Commercial Plumbing Technician certificate program offers students basic skills in plumbing technology, construction, maintenance, and repair. Students completing the certificate program are prepared for entry-level employment as a plumbing technician.

Career Information

Occupation

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 11.3% nationally and 3.3% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $46,000 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: 26
Estimated Program Cost: $3,200

Course Outline

 

Occupational Courses (21 Credits)

PLBG 1000Introduction to Plumbing

3

PLBG 1160Plumbing Drawings

3

PLBG 1210Pipes, Valves, and Fittings

3

PLBG 1220Drainage Systems

3

PLBG 1240Water Supply Systems

3

PLBG 1260Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

3

PLBG 1280Gas Piping, Venting, and Appliances

3

Total Credit Hours: 21

 

Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret plumbing blueprints, sketches, drawings, and schematics.
2. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install pipes, fittings, and valves.
3. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install drainage systems.
4. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install water supply systems.
5. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install plumbing fixtures and appliances.
6. The graduate will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, repair, and install gas heating, venting, and appliances.
7. The graduate will have developed a thorough understanding of the history and culture of the pipe trades.