Applied Plumbing and Pipefitting Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
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
James Elmer: 313-317-4129,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162

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
Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

This program will cost $5,468 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical debt upon graduation is not available.

Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the State of Michigan.

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