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V.C., Plumbing Technology Certificate

Certificate Type: V.C.
Major Code: PLUMTEC-VC
CIP: 0646050302

This vocational certificate program provides students the fundamental aspects of the plumbing trade. The curriculum consists of classroom and lab study and focuses on an introduction to the trade, plumbing trade safety, plumbing math concepts, installation and the servicing techniques of many types of plumbing pipes, valves, fittings and faucets.

Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted at Seminole State College;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Pay required lab fee;
  • Have official high school or GED transcripts on file at Seminole State or complete the Form 9, Level D TABE test or equivalent TABE test.

Only students who do not have official high school or GED transcripts on file at Seminole State must take the TABE test and score the following minimum scores to complete the program and receive their certificate:

  • Reading: 570
  • Language: 568
  • Math: 579
Note:
  • Departmental consent is not required to register for this program.

Total program hours: 360

Major Courses
The following courses are designed to be taken in consecutive order, one class at a time:
Not availableBCV0501CPlumbing Concepts
This course encompasses classroom and lab study of the fundamentals of the plumbing trade. Areas of study include the history of plumbing, safe working practices, plumbing tools and the introduction to plumbing math and plumbing drawings. Students will gain knowledge in plastic pipe, copper pipe, cast-iron pipe and carbon steel pipe, their related fittings as well as an introduction to drain, waste and vent (DWV) and water distribution systems.
90
Not availableBCV0511CPlumbing Service Practices
This course encompasses classroom and lab study of basic skills used in service practices of the plumbing industry. Areas of study include plumbing math knowledge and skills, information on the plumbing trade industries' job opportunities and trends as well as language arts knowledge and skills. Students will gain knowledge in the importance of health, safety and environmental management systems in the trade and their importance as well as knowledge in interpreting blueprints, fire-stopping and the installation and testing of drain, waste and vent (DWV) piping.
90
Not availableBCV0521CPlumbing Advanced Service Practices
This course encompasses classroom and lab study of advanced skills used in service practices of the plumbing industry. Areas of study include plumbing-related science knowledge and skills, information technology tools used in the plumbing industry, roof, floor and area drains, installing and testing water supply piping and the installation of fixtures, valves and faucets. Students gain an introduction to electricity, the installation of water heaters, fuel gas systems and the servicing of fixtures, valves and faucets.
90
Not availableBCV0574CPlumbing Systems
This course encompasses the competencies essential to the plumbing trade. Areas of study include personal money management skills, oral and written communication skills, employability skills, professional ethics, techniques for the sizing of water supply piping and potable water treatment systems. Students will gain knowledge in more extensive applied math in the plumbing trade, the installation of backflow preventers, the different types of venting used in drain, waste and vent (DWV) systems and basic building codes in the plumbing industry.
90

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.