Plumbing Academy

Program Description

South Piedmont’s Plumbing Program prepares students with the skills they need to install and repair water, sewer, and other piping systems in homes, businesses, and factories.

Graduates are prepared to engage in work that includes installing plumbing fixtures, cleaning drains, removing obstructions, and repairing or replacing broken pipes and fixtures. Plumbers also help maintain septic systems.

Student Experience

As part of coursework, students will prepare cost estimates, read blueprints and follow state and local building codes, determine materials and equipment needed for a job, install pipes and fixtures, inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines, troubleshoot malfunctioning systems, and maintain and repair plumbing systems.

Career Pathways

Students may begin the Plumbing Program by enrolling in the two-course, non-credit pathway, which prepares them to earn select plumbing-related credentials from the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). With these credentials, they may work entry-level positions in the plumbing trade. Students may then use their education and work experience to apply and sit for various licenses offered by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors. 

Non-credit pathway: 

  • PLU 3024C: Plumbing Level I   


  • PLU 3024D: Plumbing Level II 

MARCH 15, 2024-MAY 15, 2024   MONDAY-FRIDAY  5:30PM-9:30PM  MONROE TYSON FAMILY CENTER, Room #1200-D

FOR QUESTIONS OR TO REGISTER: Contact our Navigate Team at 704-290-5100, navigate@spcc.edu

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