Applied Plumbing and Pipefitting - Certificate of Achievement

This program is not currently accepting new students. Enrolled students may complete their program of study. Please contact the Academic Advising Office at 313-317-6845 or for more information.

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Chad Richert: 313-317-1515,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115C

Program Description


A fundamental certificate program for plumbing and pipe-fitting. Introduces the basic concepts and principles of plumbing and pipe-fitting theory, design, installation, plumbing codes, blueprint reading and construction project management.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Identify technical skills required for the trades
  2. Safe use of tools and field/shop techniques
  3. Read construction blueprints
  4. Identify the basics fundamentals of plumbing and pipe-fitting.
  5. Design and install drain wastes and vents.*
  6. Design and install potable domestic water systems.*
  7. Joining various types of plumbing materials.
  8. Identify plumbing/pipe-fitting/mechanical codes.
Career Opportunities
  • Plumber
  • Pipe-fitter
  • Trade and Apprentice
  • Multi-Skilled Facility Maintenance
  • Building Sciences

Occupational Exposure/Risk
  • Hazardous Materials
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.