Program Training Plan
As a Plumber Apprentice, you will be working in residential and commercial buildings assembling, installing, and repairing water, drainage, and heating systems. You will install water pipes, sinks, bathtubs, water heaters, and dishwashers. This program will satisfy the educational requirements to take the State Journeyman Exam. MATC’s Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training and (2) classroom instruction. The on-the-job training is provided by an outside sponsor (employer) who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all areas of a chosen trade. The classroom related instruction is an organized form of instruction, designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical and technical aspects of his or her trade. Classroom related instruction will be held at one of MATC’s Campuses.
|Completion Time||720 Hour Program - 4 Years|
|High School Cost||Free Tuition + $220 Fees = $220|
|Adult Cost||$1,440 Tuition + $1,480 Fees = Estimated Total $2,920|
|Extra Supply Cost||Students will also be required to purchase books, materials, and safety glasses to complete each year of the program|
|Avg. Starting Wage||$52,760 Yearly ($22.84 Hourly) - Journeyman Wage|
|Certifications||MATC Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in Plumbing Apprenticeship, State Licensure through DOPL|
Program times, dates, locations, tuition and fees are subject to change.
(High school students can only enroll for the first session and qualify for free tuition only until they or their class graduates high school)
The following is an estimated cost of training materials needed for each year:
1st year: $455.16
2nd year: $158.16
3rd year: $246.58
4th year: $184.59
Estimated Total $1,044.49 *
A detailed list of items needed can be found at the MATC Orem Campus Bookstore or online at www.mlatc.edu/student-services/bookstore/
Program Length720 Hours
• First year students are required to meet with the Apprenticeship Department before enrolling in the program. To schedule an appointment call: (801) 753-4212 -or- (801) 753-4213
• Students must work at least part time for a plumbing company and be supervised by a Master or Journeyman Plumber. However, first year unemployed students may register for courses if there is space available.
• All students must take an Accuplacer Assessment Test in the MATC Testing Center and receive a score of 63 or above on the arithmetic portion, or provide MATC with a transcript showing a C grade or better in Algebra II. If this criteria is not met, the student must take an Apprenticeship Math course at MATC concurrent with the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program. The math course must be passed with a C or better grade to continue in the program.
• As part of the admission process, adult students must take an ABLE Reading Test in the MATC Testing Center. and receive a score of 10.
• Students must register with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
• High school students must also register with the Office of Apprenticeship.
• Students must complete the previous Plumbing session and pass the competency exam with a 70% score, or better, to advance to the next session.
• It is recommended to register early due to a high volume of students registering with a limited number of seats.
2013 Fall - Plumbing 'A' Sessions Schedule
|Orem||Aug. 21, 2013 -- Dec.11 ,2013||Mon. & Wed.||6 - 9 pm|
|Orem||Aug. 22, 2013 -- Dec.12, 2013||Tue. & Thur.||6 - 9 pm|
2014 Spring - Plumbing 'B' Sessions Schedule
|Orem||Jan. 15, 2014 -- May 5, 2014||Mon. & Wed.||6 - 9 pm|
|Orem||Jan. 14, 2014 -- May 6, 2014||Tue. & Thur.||6 - 9 pm|
2014 Spring - Plumbing 1A Offset Session Schedule
|Orem||Jan. 7, 2014 -- Mar. 18, 2014||Tue. -- Thur.||6 - 9 pm|
2014 Spring - Plumbing 1B Offset Session Schedule
|Orem||Mar. 25, 2014 -- Jun. 5, 2014||Tue. -- Thur.||6 - 9 pm|
PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND AVAILABILITY:
Program days, times, and start/stop dates are the same for students starting their 1st year and for students returning for their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of the program.
An Offset Session for 1st year students (1A&1B sessions) will only be available if student enrollment numbers meet the minimum required to run class. Students must meet with the Apprenticeship Department before enrolling.
Note: For scheduled classes to run: Apprenticeship classes must meet the minimum 15 students per class requirement. If minimum count is not reached by the official start date students may be subject to rescheduling. For more information please contact the Apprenticeship department office at the MATC Orem Campus:
(801) 753 - 4212 -or- (801) 753 - 4213.
THE PLUMBING PROFESSION:
Plumbers install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems. Some of these systems carry water, dispose of waste, supply gas to ovens, or heat and cool buildings. Other systems, such as those in power plants, carry the steam that powers huge turbines. Pipes also are used in manufacturing plants to move acids, gases, and waste by-products through the production process. Master plumbers on construction jobs may be involved with developing blueprints that show where all the pipes and fixtures will go. Their input helps ensure that a structure’s plumbing meets building codes, stays within budget, and works well with the location of other features, such as electric wires. Plumbers install and repair water, drainage, and gas pipes in homes, businesses, and factories. They install and repair large water lines, such as those that supply water to buildings, and smaller ones, including ones that supply water to refrigerators. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures—bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets—and appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, and water heaters. They also fix plumbing problems. For example, when a pipe is clogged or leaking, plumbers remove the clog or replace the pipe. Some plumbers maintain septic systems, the large, underground holding tanks that collect waste from houses not connected to a city or county’s sewer system.
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