College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
An entry-level plumber can earn $21,000 to start and can earn up to $45,000 per year. Experienced plumbers can earn up to $90,600.
|Financial Assistance is available for this program|
|Veterans Benefits applicable
Plumbing is one of the basic skills that are in demand in the construction and maintenance industry. Plumbing adds comfort, convenience, and sanitation to our modern lives. Water supply is an essential requirement in all homes and buildings. Plumbing is the art of making the water supply system work efficiently. Plumbers are trained in the installation of piping systems and fixing malfunctioning systems. They are specially trained to repair a range of piping systems including water, gas, waste, disposal etc. They perform their work in residential complexes, commercial buildings and public places. In addition, they are educated to install a variety of plumbing fixtures like sinks, bathtubs, toilets, showers etc.
Complete your Entry-Level Plumbing Program in just four weeks taking daytime classes full-time or in one semester taking evening classes parttime. Upon completion qualify for an entry-level plumbing position.
Prerequisite: Six months on-the-job experience or attendance of TEC-9300. TEC-9300 and TEC-5360 may be taken simultaneously.
|TEC 5360 Basic Plumbing||100|
|TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills - General
|This program is delivered during day-time, fast track approach and in the evenings.|
CSM students in the entry-level Plumbing Career Starters Training have the option to earn preferred enrollment and placement as a Plumber Apprentice. Upon completion of a 12-month probationary period, candidates will be waived the entrance examination and directly enrolled into the Plumbers & Pipefitters Fund Apprenticeship Program. It is the intent of this cooperative effort to provide the student with a program of study leading to a career as a plumber.
For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
Plumbers constitute one of the largest and highest paid construction occupations. Most plumbers train in apprenticeship programs and in career or technical schools or community colleges.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics