Program at a Glance

Program Type
Less than 1-year Credential
Area of Study
Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
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Install, Repair, and Maintain Pipes as a Plumber

This is the first step to training in the in-demand plumbing craft industry. Get your start working as a skilled tradesperson. 

Why Choose Germanna

Through classroom learning and hands-on practice, Germanna provides foundational skills to support your entry into the plumbing field. Germanna also provides opportunities for recertification and growth in the industry.

Career Options for a Certified Plumber

In-Demand Jobs:  

  • Plumber: Install, repair, and maintain pipes, valves, fittings, drainage systems, and fixtures in commercial and residential structures. 
  • Journeyman: Install, repair, and maintain electrical systems. Work with blueprints to figure out how the systems are supposed to work. 
  • Contractor: Plan, lead, execute, supervise, and inspect building construction projects. 

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:  

  • Plumbing safety
  • Tools
  • Plumbing drawing
  • Pipe fittings
  • Drain and vent systems
  • Water treatment
  • Pumps
Course Highlights
Core Craft Skills
Plumbing Level 1
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