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Plumbing Technology

Take the plunge into a high-demand, well-paid trade. Because water is everywhere, you can work anywhere installing, repairing and maintaining plumbing systems.

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What is Plumbing Technology?

Installing water supply and waste disposal systems in residential, commercial, and highly complex industrial sites is the focus of the plumbing program. 

In addition to practical experiences, instruction is given in laws and codes, blueprint reading, drawing, special equipment and other related areas. 

What are my career Options?

Plumbers work in the construction occupations as well as maintenance work for a variety of industrial, commercial, and government employers.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The diploma for Plumbing Technology will earn you one year of work experience towards your Journeyman Plumber license—you must first contact your program coordinator to initiate a request with the KY Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction on your behalf for that credit. The state of Kentucky requires two years of work experience to be eligible to become a Journeyman Plumber.



Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status. The two-year diploma gains you 1 year (of the 2 required) of experience towards your application to become a Journeyman Plumber in the state of Kentucky.

Progression in the Plumbing Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade "C" or better in each PBL and BRX course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


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Jim Leasor

Plumbing Technology

Program Coordinator

(502) 213-4163