Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute



The program consists of three courses that build upon the knowledge and skills learned in the previous course.

  • Introduction to Plumbing
    • This course serves as the entry-level requirement for all other courses in the Plumbing Program. This course introduces basic plumbing tools, materials, and fixtures. Topics include:

      • Standard Plumbing Tools
      • Plumbing Materials
      • Fixtures used in basic plumbing systems
      • Other Related Topics

      Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of a basic plumbing system.

  • Intermediate Plumbing
    • This course will build upon the skills learned while taking the Introduction to Plumbing class. This course explores plumbing code, permitting, and math. Topics covered will include:

      • Reading Commercial Drawings
      • Structural Penetrations
      • Insulation and Fire Stopping
      • Drain Installation

      The course will include hands-on and troubleshooting experience on the Plumbing training modules in the lab.

      All theory is reinforced by hands-on applications allowing you to explore the processes that will be the foundation for your career.

Plumber assembling pipes
  • Advance Plumbing
    • This course will continue building upon the skills learned while taking the Intermediate Plumbing class. This course introduces advance piping principles as they apply to the plumbing industry. Students learn to identify and use a variety of piping, fittings, and materials in domestic water and drainage installations.

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Cost (Scholarships are available.)

Registration Fees

  • $190 Level I
  • $187 Level II
  • $182 Level III

Career Information

Average Salary

The average salary for a Journeyman Plumber is $23.12 per hour in North Carolina, which is 12% below the national average. Salary estimates are based on 32 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Journeyman Plumber employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Journeyman Plumber is 2-4 years.


Employment Outlook

To learn more about a career in the Plumbing field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo Plumber

Employment of plumbers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.


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Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Vocational and Technical Services is to offer quality, accessible career and workforce development classes that are short-term in nature, and to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment, development and advancement in the workforce.

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