Did you know?

> There are 19,000 open Plumbing jobs in Central Texas through 2021.

> Continuing education apprenticeship program opportunities, and last approximately 5 years.

Pre-Apprentice Plumbing 

This 160-hour training course prepares participants for work as entry-level Plumbing Apprentices.  Students will begin by learning about plumbing/construction math, reading a tape measure, safety, hand tools, and power tools.  The course then covers the difference between various types of pipe – plastic, steel, and copper, and how to effectively use pipe hangers. Students will learn how to cut and thread pipe, how to identify different types of fittings and pipe, and how to build a drain-waste-vent system.  Visits from local employers and apprenticeship representatives are included for exposure to different career opportunities within the industry. Participants obtain their OSHA-10 certification during the program, and assistance is provided to obtain their Plumber’s Apprentice License from the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration/Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.   

Past graduates have begun their careers at companies such as Copper Plumbing, TD Industries, Dynamic Systems, and TSC Mechanical.