Plumbing Technologies

Students in this program will be introduced to the fundamental principles of plumbing technology in preparation to enter this in-demand career. This course covers plumbing tools and safety, plumbing code and mathematics, proper assembly of various piping systems, plumbing system installation, blueprint reading, basic stick and MIG welding, and basic HVAC principles. Students will also complete numerous hands-on labs and activities and will qualify to take an AWS welding certification and the EPA Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 1 (Small Appliances) certification. Class size limited to 15 students.

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Placement Methodology

Tuition: $8,495
Class Dates: 08/24/20 – 06/03/2021
Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 5PM -9PM
Course Length: 600 hours


2020-2021  School Calendar

Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy for the following programs: Cosmetology, Spa Technician, Esthetics, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, and Plumbing Technologies.
With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy.  Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed.  Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission.  Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume.
**PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program.  Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.

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