Plumbing Apprenticeship

EARN while you LEARN

  • Tuition-Free
  • Paid Employment—with Raises—while Taking Classes
  • In-Demand Career Path

Plumber working under a sink.The Plumbing Apprenticeship program prepares students for advancement as a residential or commercial plumber in the construction industry.  An apprentice will be paid a progressively increased wage, while they continuously advance throughout the program.  The curriculum provides knowledge and skills training in all aspects in the field of plumbing installation, repair and maintenance.

Apprentices are required to work a total of 8,004 hours On-the-Job Training (OJT) and attend 576 supplemental classroom instructional hours.  Upon successful completion of the program, the apprentice will have received a four-level certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and will be issued a nationally recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the State of Florida.

Year 1- Spring Semester

BCA001 Introduction to Construction- 38 hours
BCAX450 Plumbing Apprenticeship I- 34 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 1- Summer Semester

BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Year 1-  Fall Semester

BCAX451 Plumbing Apprenticeship II- 72 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 2- Spring Semester

BCAX452 Plumbing Apprenticeship III- 72 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 2- Summer Semester

BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Year 2- Fall Semester

BCAX453 Plumbing Apprenticeship IV- 72 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 3- Spring Semester

BCAX454 Plumbing Apprenticeship V- 72 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 3- Summer Semester

BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Year 3- Fall Semester

BCAX455 Plumbing Apprenticeship VI- 72 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 4- Spring Semester

BCAX456 Plumbing Apprenticeship VII- 72 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 4- Summer Semester

BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Year 4- Fall Semester

BCAX457 Plumbing Apprenticeship VIII- 72 hours
BCAX441 Apprenticeship – Plumbing OJT- 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Grand total: 8,580 hours

For more information, contact the Community Education, Workforce & Testing Department, at apprenticeships@fkcc.edu or 305-809-3185.