Plumbing at SCTCC

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

A Plumbing degree gives grads the skills and experience in many areas to become plumber. Plumbers are in high demand and are an important part of public health and welfare. 

Students will learn installation of fixtures, pipe threading, the tools and equipment used, water supply, drainage systems, fabrication and testing, maintenance and repair, and hydronic heating. 

As part of the program, students will also learn to read blueprints, plumbers' math, the State of Minnesota Plumbing Code, and trade knowledge. Grads will be ready to enter the field as apprentices.

Plumbing at SCTCC
Plumbing student
from Virginia, MN
I wanted the diploma because I wanted to get in and out. I wanted to get in the workforce as soon as possible. I did some research: in Minnesota, the plumbing trade is the biggest shortage of all the trades. As soon as I graduate, I'll hit the ground running.
SCTCC Plumbing
Plumbing at SCTCC
Plumbing student
from Holdingford, MN
Going through all the programs at SCTCC and surrounding areas, I found this one was the best one. Then I used the GI bill. It funds all my tuition and books. After four years of service, you get 100% funding. The advisors here are amazing. It was super easy to get started.
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Skills Acquired

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Estimating plumbing jobs
  • Knowledge of MN code
  • Problem solving
  • Soldering and brazing
2017 Placement Rate
Central MN Average Hourly Pay

Career Choices

Types of Careers

  • Plumber construction
  • Plumber service technician
  • Pipefitter
  • Sprinkler fitter
  • Maintenance

Potential Employers

  • Plumbing contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Cities and counties
  • Plumbing product sales representative

Where Grads Work

  • Masters Plumbing
  • Tradesmen International 
  • Voss Plumbing & Heating
  • KMI Plumbing
  • Augusta Plumbing 
  • Vetsch Plumbing Service 
  • Precise 
  • Gluek Plumbing 

Accreditations & Credentials

State of Minnesota Department of labor and industry.

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Program Costs

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $1240-$1710 for books, supplies, and materials.

Program Scholarship

The following scholarship is specifically for plumbing students:

  • Robert Blomquist Memorial

Apply just once, and students are considered for all eligible scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

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Clubs & Organizations

SkillsUSA - Plumbing Club

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel and provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

SCTCC Student Clubs

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