Plumbing Schools in San Diego, CA

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Skilled plumbers are always in demand to assemble, install, and repair residential and commercial pipe systems according to plumbing codes. As a plumber, you will install sinks, toilets, and other fixtures to water and sewage systems, maintain existing plumbing systems and make repairs to those that need them. With the drive towards energy-efficient systems, plumbers are needed to replace old systems with newer, energy-efficient ones. Plumbing schools in California prepare adults for entry-level employment and journey-level exam. Theory and practical instruction cover blueprint reading, plumbing tools and equipment, national and local codes, safety in plumbing, plumbing math, pipes and connections, installation, repairs, troubleshooting, and much more.

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The Journeymen Plumbing Apprenticeship Program at PHCC Academy of San Diego is accredited by the US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. Students enrolled in the program will be federally registered apprentices. They will complete 156 hours of classroom instruction as well as 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year for each of the program’s four years. At the conclusion, apprentices will have clocked a total of 8,000 hours on the job and more than 600 hours in the classroom. The curriculum will cover an introduction to the plumbing trade, plumbing safety practices, plumbing tools and materials, plumbing math and drawings, serve and repair problems and solutions, local Code applications, reading commercial drawings, introduction to welding, residential and commercial installation practices, portable water treatment, fundamentals of crew leadership, water pressure booster, plumbing systems in pools, hot tubs, and mobile homes, and medical gas and vacuum systems. Graduates will have the opportunity to take and pass the California PHCC Journey-Level Certification Exam to obtain their PHCC Journeyman Card. They will also earn OSHA-10 Certification. Classes meet one day per week in the classroom. The duration of the program is four years.

Program overview:
Plumbing Apprenticeship
Duration: 4 years

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Must have a current state ID and social security card
  • Must be employed by an actively licensed plumbing contractor for the duration of the program
  • Take and pass the entrance exam

Program cost:
Tuition costs $4,000 per year or $2,475 per year for PHCC Contractor Members. There is an entrance exam fee of $50 which is waived for PHCC members.

Website: https://phccsd.org/
Address: 9920 Scripps Lake Drive, Suite #102, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: (858) 693-3855
Fax: (858) 693-3852 (fax)

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San Diego City College

The plumbing program at San Diego City College includes theory and hands-on training to prepare students for entry-level employment in the plumbing industry. Course modules include an introduction to plumbing, intermediate plumbing, advanced plumbing, plumbing construction specialties, and plumbing code. Students will participate in an apprenticeship which will encourage practical use of the concepts covered in the classroom. They must be a state registered apprentice in the trade. They will learn standards of safety, reading and interpreting IAMPO uniform codes and residential drawings, identification of plumbing lines and components, installation of DWV piping components and systems, reading and interpreting commercial plumbing drawings, locating buried lines, installation and maintenance of waste pressure booster systems, and much more.

Program overview:
Plumbing Theory and Apprenticeship
Clock hours: 88
Units: 48 units

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Must have a current state ID and social security card
  • Submit an application for admission to the program
  • Must be a state-registered apprentice in plumbing

Program cost:
Tuition costs $46 per unit for California residents. The cost of books and supplies is not included in the tuition.

Website: https://www.sdcity.edu/
Address: 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101-4787
Phone: (619) 388-3400

San Diego College of Continuing Education

The plumbing programs offered by San Diego College of Continuing Education are progressive, taking adults from the basic to advance training in plumbing. Apart from the necessary career skills, the curriculum includes career preparation for students to function as professionals throughout their career. Course topics include blueprint reading, pipe installation, welding and soldering, technical math, plumbing code, specialized systems, safety requirements, use of hand and power tools, installation and repair, and more. Career training covers communication, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, and technology in the workplace.

Program overview:
Plumbing I, II, III
Clock hours: 360
Duration: 52 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Must have a current state ID and social security card
  • Attend a program orientation
  • The program is open enrollment

Program cost:
Tuition is free for eligible students. The cost of books and supplies must be covered by the student.

Website: https://sdcce.edu/
Address: 4343 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92113-1915
Phone: 619-388-4956

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