Apprenticeship - Plumbing and Pipefitting
Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprenticeship is offered in partnership with the UA Local 62 and the UA Local 467 Plumbers & Steamfitters. It is a 5-year registered apprenticeship program. The program provides students with in-class instruction and paid on-the-job training. Students will learn how to build, assemble, and maintain sophisticated piping systems in various industrial and residential facilities and will learn basic and advanced skills in plumbing and building mechanical systems related to new construction and remodels.
Per California Code of Regulations, this program is limited to students admitted to the UA Local 62 and the UA Local 467 Plumbers & Steamfitters.
Learn more about the program on the Apprenticeship website.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to recognize and classify materials used in the plumbing industry.
- Students will be able to demonstrate proper use and care of industry tools and equipment.
- Students will be able to recognize and apply on-the-job safety standards.
- Students will be able to assemble piping systems using the latest codes and industry standards.
- Students will be able to draw, interpret, read plans in the plumbing industry.
Graduates will be prepared to work as a Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, Estimator, Detailer, Building Trades Inspector, Building Trades Instructor, and Union Business Agent/Business Manager in the energy, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, aerospace, construction, housing, water treatment, and food and beverage processing industries.
- AS = Associate in Science Degree
- CA = Certificate of Achievement
- Major: 45-49
- Certificate(s): 45-49
Associate Degree Requirements
|Select one of the following:|
|ENGL 1A||COMPOSITION & READING||5|
|ENGL 1AH||HONORS COMPOSITION & READING||5|
& ENGL 1T
|INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING|
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
|ESLL 26||ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING||5|
|College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra|
A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:
- Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- Core courses (45-49 units)
Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core courses used for the degree or certificate.
Core and Support Courses
|Pathway #1 - UA Local 467 students:||45|
|MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE FOR THE PLUMBING TRADE|
|CODE/WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS|
|DRAWING I FOR THE PLUMBING TRADE|
|DRAWING II FOR THE PLUMBING TRADE|
|STEAM SYSTEMS/RIGGING/PIPE FITTING & SERVICE|
|MEDICAL GAS/HYDRONICS/SIGNAL PERSON|
|ADVANCED DRAWING/LAYOUT FOR THE PLUMBING TRADES/UA FOREMAN TRAINING|
|CODE II/JUNIOR MECHANICS REVIEW & EXAM|
|Pathway #2 - UA Local 62 students:||47.5-49|
|SF 401B INDUSTRIAL RIGGING|
|BASIC REFRIGERATION/HERITAGE/CFC/OSHA 10|
or APPT 190
|PIPE FITTING WITH A CALCULATOR|
or APPR 160A
|HVAC TECH, CUSTOMER SERVICE|
|PIPE MATERIALS, SAFETY & TOOLS, SOLDERING & BRAZING|
|MATHEMATICS/RIGGING & SIGNALING|
|DRAWING INTERPRETATION & PLAN READING/SCIENCE|
or APPT 196
|BASIC ELECTRICITY, ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR MECHANIC EQUIPMENT|
or APPT 198
|PLUMBING SERVICE & REPAIR|
|PLUMBING CODE APPLICATION, PLUMBING FIXTURES|
|NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION, DRAINAGE|
|WATER SUPPLY, PATTERNS|
|MEDICAL GAS, REVIEW EXIT EXAM/FINAL EXAM|
Certificate of Achievement in Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprenticeship
Formerly: Certificate of Achievement in Plumbing/Pipefitting/Pipe Trades Apprenticeship
- Units: 45-49
The certificate of achievement is awarded upon completion of the core courses. General education courses are not required.
Currently offered at: Monterey and San Mateo.