Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 
    Jan 27, 2022  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Technology: Plumbing Diploma

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Diploma: Construction Technology Diploma, Plumbing Track

Length: Five semesters

Purpose: A shortage of qualified plumbers, residential and commercial, and workers in the plumbing trades has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Plumbing Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment in the Plumbing Trades and is a pathway to Virginia Tradesman Licensure. Successful completion of the two year Construction Technology. Plumbing Diploma meets eligibility requirements for those seeking Virginia Tradesman Licensure. In addition, a minimum of two years of documented work experience in the trade is required for licensure. The Plumbing Diploma (including the integrated Plumbing Trades Career Studies Certificate) provides training based on the current Virginia adoption of the Plumbing code. In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure, and OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.

Occupational Objectives:
Journeyman Plumbing Tradesman
Entry Level Plumber Helper
Entry Level Plumbing Trades Worker

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Construction Technology Diploma Program requires competency in English ENF 1 and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required ENF or MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

Suggested Credits for Semester: 12

Suggested Credits for Semester: 14

Suggested Credits for Semester: 6

Third Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Fourth Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 12

Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 60

* Integrated 24 credit Plumbing Career Studies Certificate

** Core Electives: ELE 110 , ELE 115 , ELE 127 , AIR 121 , AIR 122 

NOTE: Students may only earn ONE Construction Technology Diploma. Completion of additional coursework in multiple Construction Technology tracks MAY lead to the awarding of Career Studies Certificates in the other tracks if appropriate. Consult with your faculty advisor if you wish to earn multiple awards.

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