Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential is designed to provide knowledge safety and skills in the plumbing construction trade. This program reinforces common construction skills to include use of tools, adherence to safety and codes, and reading construction drawings. It offers further instruction and practice in commercial and specialty plumbing, to include work in piping systems; water resource solutions; water disposal systems; and plumbing fixtures and appliances. Students can seek employment as plumbing technicians on residential and commercial job sites. A Certificate of Competency (CCT) and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades are also available.

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5122
Total Credits Required
28
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in daily work.
  2. Explain the interrelationships among the construction trades.
  3. Explain the implications of working in construction trades.
  4. Use, maintain and secure materials, tools and equipment according to professional standards.
  5. Maintain the work space according to professional standards.
  6. Implement construction plans to perform a task.
  7. Apply calculations in commercial and residential plumbing applications.
  8. Determine size, types, and service requirements of pipe systems using appropriate codes and tools.
  9. Perform installation, maintenance, and repair of water disposal and drainage systems.
  10. Perform installation, maintenance, and repair of appliances, fixtures, and gas piping according to codes and specifications.
  11. Describe water supply treatment, filtration systems, and sustainable water practices.
  12. Demonstrate efficient and quality work.
  13. Effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  14. Effectively work within a team structure.
  15. Demonstrate professionalism with conduct and ethics.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Helpers for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

$35,836

Helpers for Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

$34,432

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON103 Foundation of Construction Safety Critical course Gateway course 1
CON104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 1.5
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
CON124 Plumbing: Pipes and Fittings Critical course Gateway course 3.5
CON125 Plumbing: Fixtures 2
CON126 Plumbing: Drain, Waste, and Vent 3.5
CON127 Plumbing: Water Distribution Systems 2

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON224 Plumbing: Pipe Systems and Controls 3
CON225 Plumbing: Water Disposal Systems 4
CON226 Plumbing: Fixtures and Appliances 3
CON227 Plumbing: Water Resource Solutions 2

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON103 Foundation of Construction Safety Critical course Gateway course 1
CON104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 1.5
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
CON124 Plumbing: Pipes and Fittings Critical course Gateway course 3.5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON125 Plumbing: Fixtures 2
CON126 Plumbing: Drain, Waste, and Vent 3.5
CON127 Plumbing: Water Distribution Systems 2

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON224 Plumbing: Pipe Systems and Controls 3
CON225 Plumbing: Water Disposal Systems 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON226 Plumbing: Fixtures and Appliances 3
CON227 Plumbing: Water Resource Solutions 2

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=159117).

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential