Career Description: This Plumbing Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment or advanced training in the residential and commercial plumbing trades. Students will develop essential competencies including safety, plumbing-related math, blueprint, and job specifications, building codes, pipe-cutting-and-joining skills, rough and trim plumbing, water heaters, and storm drains. They will learn the use of hand and power tools, selection of materials, estimating, blueprints, and interpretation of plumbing codes. The program emphasizes installation, repair, and construction practices. Work on small and large construction projects is an integral part of the program.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1080 hours – approximately 14 months part-time
Dual Enrollment Available: No
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Certification and the NCCER Plumbing Certification.
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Possible Careers and Outlook:
47-3015 Helpers, Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
47-2152- Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Estimated Total: $5,000*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Evening: Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. for two Saturdays a month.
For Evening Class Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email