Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum
Academic and Career Advising
A plumber is a compulsory licensed craftsman who performs any mechanical work in the installation, maintenance, repair, removal and replacement of water supply and water/liquid waste removal. Plumbers do both interior and exterior work in greatly varying job conditions. To sit for the journeyman exam, an apprentice must complete 576 minimum hours of related instruction and four years and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Application with the State of Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing must be made upon employment. Suggested registration with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training is strongly encouraged, but is optional at the discretion of the employer. This curriculum is articulated statewide through all instructional institutions.
The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.
The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. All plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530-6628.
Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.
Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Plumber Independent Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree. Contact the University Center for current information at www.slcc.edu/universitycenter/programs or call (801) 957-4824.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course fees: $112-154
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.
Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.
Program Entry Requirements
All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 0990 , or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0920 or completing APPR 1470 with a grade of C or higher before registering for the Plumbing program.
The Plumber Independent Apprenticeship is designed to prepare students to apply for professional licensure through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL).
Licensure requirements vary state to state. In order to work as a Plumber in another state, students must satisfy that state’s licensure requirements. We recommend that students who are planning to move out of Utah research licensure requirements in other states. Here is one suggested website: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Once a student earns a Plumber license in Utah, the student may be eligible for licensure reciprocity in a few other states. More information about licensure reciprocity is available at the National Center for Construction Education & Research website. If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your academic advisor, or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.