Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology - AS

Apprenticeship: Associate in Science Degree in Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology

The Associate in Science degree in Plumbing & Pipefitting Technology at Mission College serves to align apprenticeship programs with college and university academic tracks as directed by the federal and state government. Mission College and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee of UA Local 467 are collaborating in an LEA program with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) for the state of California.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • In compliance with applicable standards and codes, students will demonstrate ability to install and remove plumbing systems such as drain waste and ventilation systems, systems for various industrial fluids, public or private water systems and gas piping systems.
  • In compliance with applicable standards and codes, students will demonstrate ability to maintain, extend, and/or alter plumbing systems including drain waste and ventilation systems, systems for various industrial fluids, public or private water systems and gas piping systems. 

In accordance with the State Chancellor’s office, the goals and objectives of the Associate in Science degree in Plumbing & Pipefitting Technology align with the primary mission of California community colleges, as established in Ed. Code § 66010.4, which mandate that community colleges provide vocational instruction to students and to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through education and training that contribute to workforce development. The Associate in Science degree in Plumbing & Pipefitting Technology aligns with Mission College’s Institutional Outcomes and directly supports the Computation and the Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking rubrics.

To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements:
a. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
b. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
c. Completion of the Associate in Science graduation requirements.

Please note not all classes are offered each semester. For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version

Core Curriculum Courses (Required): 
Code Class Units
PLM 101 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Safety/OSHA/Tools/Heritage/Service (0.5 Lecture/2.5 Lab) 3.0
PLM 102 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Mathematics/Science for the Plumbing Trade (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) 3.0
PLM 103 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Plumbing Code/Water Supply Systems (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) 3.0
PLM 104 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Drawing I for the Plumbing Trade (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0
PLM 105 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Drawing II/Drainage (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0
PLM 106 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Welding/Oxy-Acetylene Training (0.5 Lecture/2.5 Lab) 3.0
PLM 107 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Hydronic & Steam Systems/Pipe Fitting & Service (0.5 Lecture/2.5 Lab) 3.0
PLM 108 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Medical Gas/Rigging/Signal Person (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0
PLM 109 Plumbing Apprenticeship: ADV. Draw./Layout Plumb. Trade/UA Foreman (1.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 3.0
PLM 110 Plumbing Apprenticeship: Code II/Junior Mechanics Review & Exam (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) 3.0

 

Electives:

Code Class Units
WRK 300PP Work Experience (9.0 Lecture) 4.0

Required Units for the Major

  Units
Required unts for the major 30.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
 
Total required units 60.0
Scroll right for full chart
Career/Transfer Opportunities

A graduate will be prepared to work as a Journeyman Commercial Plumber/ Industrial Plumber, Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, Estimator, Detailer, Building Trades Inspector, Building Trades Instructor, and Union Business Agent/ Business Manager in a variety of industries including the energy, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, aerospace, construction, housing, water treatment, and food and beverage processing industries.

Make an Appointment with a Counselor

Counseling Office