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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-427-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
bathroom/plumbing plans

Preparatory Plumbing Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Licensed Plumber
Plumber
Plumbing Apprentice

Average Median Wage

$24958

Preparatory Plumbing Programs

This program prepares students for a plumbing apprenticeship, and it offers the basic knowledge and skills similar to parts of an apprentice’s first year of training. As a program graduate applying for an apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate your commitment to the trade, and will possess entry-level skills for a plumbing apprenticeship. This program also is appropriate for individuals interested in other piping trades. 

Career Outlook: State law requires that only properly licensed plumbers be permitted to install and repair plumbing systems in dwellings, structures and businesses, and these services are in demand. 

Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Preparatory Plumbing Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Milwaukee Area Preparatory Plumbing at Milwaukee Area