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