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V.C., Construction Apprenticeship Plumbing Technology

Certificate Type: V.C.
Major Code: PLUMB-VC
CIP: 0846050302

Apprenticeship training at Seminole State College is provided in conjunction with local contractors and construction associations. Areas of study include electrical, fire sprinkler and plumbing. Training covers a specified period of time during which the apprentice learns a skill or trade under the supervision of a competent craftsman. Each apprentice must complete specified hours of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Standards provide for a schedule of work processes, from simple to the most complex, which the apprentice must follow during the on-the-job training. The apprentice's wages increase as skills and knowledge increase.
This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:

  • Have approval from an apprenticeship coordinator to register for classes;
  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be physically capable of performing the work of the trade;
  • Be able to read and write English;
  • Provide proof of Florida residency for the waiver status;
  • Be employed by the sponsoring company.

All students in registered apprenticeship programs are exempt from taking the basic skills exam.

Students interested in college credit courses must:

  • Meet with apprenticeship coordinator;
  • Provide official transcripts indicating a standard high school diploma or equivalent.

Total program hours: 8,720

Major Courses
AvailableBCA0001Introduction to the Construction Industry
This course encompasses the fundamentals of the construction field. Students will gain knowledge with a basic introduction to the construction industry including safety, math skills, blueprint reading, hand and power tools and basic rigging. Students will obtain CPR, First Aid and OSHA certifications and will acquire human relations skills, interpersonal relationship skills and workplace productivity skills. In addition, students will be introduced to the basic functions of a computer.
AvailableBCA0451Fundamentals of Plumbing II
This course encompasses the fundamentals of trade math, drawings and specifications, trenching, grading and joining pipe. The student will develop the skills used in connecting sewer mains and installing roof, floor and area drains and their supports.
AvailableBCA0452Fundamentals of Plumbing III
This course encompasses the fundamentals of drawings, local plumbing code, offsets and angles, venting and waste installation. Students will be introduced to the equipment necessary for installing lift stations and sump pumps.
AvailableBCA0453Fundamentals of Plumbing IV
This course encompasses the fundamentals of sizing water supply and drainage systems along with fixture demand and code requirements.
Not availableBCA0454Advanced Plumbing I
This advanced course encompasses a basic introduction to the construction industry along with trade-specific math skills and blueprint reading. Students will also gain knowledge in the techniques of pipe joining, pipe cutting, pipe threading and installation of various piping systems.
Not availableBCA0455Advanced Plumbing II
This advanced course encompasses layout and installation of piping systems and fixtures. The student will gain knowledge in basic fixtures, valves, pneumatic and hydrostatic testing and shall be able to demonstrate setting fixtures.
Not availableBCA0456Advanced Plumbing III
This course encompasses water pressure, shock arrestors, back flow preventers, filtering and softening water, sanitizing water supply, fixture location, piping for solar heating and natural gas fired heating units.
Not availableBCA0457Advanced Plumbing IV
This course covers compressed air piping systems, corrosive resistant waste piping, medial gas piping and private waste disposal and water supply systems. The student will also gain knowledge in the installation of swimming pools and hot tubs.
Not availableBCA0441LPlumbing OJT
This application-based course encompasses the actual on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all plumbing trade skills. This course may be repeated up to four times.
Complete the above course four times
AvailableBCA0442LPlumbing OJT
This application-based course encompasses the actual on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all plumbing trade skills. This course may be repeated up to eight times.
Complete the above course eight times
Optional college credit courses for students pursuing the A.S., Building Construction Technology:
AvailableBCN2230Construction Materials and Methods I
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing walls, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
AvailableBCN2231Construction Materials and Methods II
An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment.
AvailableBCN2272Blueprint Reading
Blueprint Reading is a study of the principles involved in the use and interpretation of drawings and specifications commonly used in light construction. Topics include history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical systems and related building code requirements. Lab fee required.
Not availableBCT2730Project Management and Supervision
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the construction superintendent's role in the construction process. Generally accepted practices among construction superintendents are explored in detail. Lab fee required.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Sanford, Florida 32773-6199

Jesse Kamm
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Office: D103A

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