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Plumbing Technology (EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Plumbing Technology program prepares students to begin a career in plumbing and pipefitting. Coursework provides students with the technical understanding and skills development in installation of fixtures, pipe threading, use of tools and equipment, hot and cold water supply, drainage systems, fabrication and testing, maintenance and repair of plumbing and hydronic heat. Through the program, the student will develop skills to work in both a residential and commercial setting.

Award Outcomes

Obtain OSHA 30 Certification.

Demonstrate knowledge of proper installation of plumbing systems.

Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Solve problem using analytical thinking.

Demonstrate knowledge of codes, rules and regulations.

Demonstrate proper techniques of installing plumbing fixtures, faucets and water heaters.

Career Opportunities

Graduating students will develop skills to work in residential, commercial, industrial and service plumbing. Plumbers must keep informed of latest developments in sanitary science.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 31 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HVAC1005OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training

2

PLBG1000Introduction to Piping Procedures

2

PLBG1011Blueprint Reading and Estimating

3

PLBG1016Building Sewers and Drain Systems

3

PLBG1020Copper Pipe Procedures

2

PLBG1025Plastic Pipe Procedures

2

PLBG1031Plumbing Calculations

3

PLBG1035Minnesota State Plumbing Code I

3

PLBG1041Plumbing Systems

3

PLBG1045Minnesota State Plumbing Code II

3

PLBG1050Plumbing Fixture Installation

3

PLBG1055Internship

2

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 4 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 35

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HVAC1005OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training

2

PLBG1000Introduction to Piping Procedures

2

PLBG1011Blueprint Reading and Estimating

3

PLBG1020Copper Pipe Procedures

2

PLBG1025Plastic Pipe Procedures

2

PLBG1031Plumbing Calculations

3

PLBG1035Minnesota State Plumbing Code I

3

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PLBG1016Building Sewers and Drain Systems

3

PLBG1041Plumbing Systems

3

PLBG1045Minnesota State Plumbing Code II

3

PLBG1050Plumbing Fixture Installation

3

PLBG1055Internship

2

General Education Electives

4

Total Credits  18

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.


Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits

Graduation (35 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

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