The Plumbing Certificate Program at York Technical College is designed to prepare students for an advanced entry-level position with a residential or commercial plumbing contracting company or when used as part of the Building Construction Management Degree to provide in-depth knowledge of the duties and requirements of plumbing contractors.
The Plumbing Certificate Program consists of the following classes and can be completed in one 16-week semester if taking day classes. The same classes are offered at night and can be completed in two 16-week semesters.
|Class number/name||Semester||Lecture hours||Lab hours||Credit hours|
|BCT-105 Hand Tools and Safety||1||1||3||2|
|BCT-112 Construction Print Reading||1||2||0||2|
|BCT-151 Introduction to Residential Plumbing||1||2||3||3|
|BCT-157 Residential/Commercial Plumbing Codes||1||3||0||3|
|BCT-154 Plumbing Tests and Connections||2||2||3||3|
BCT-105 Hand Tools and Safety—This class covers the safe use of hand and power tools used in construction as well as rigging, material handling, construction math, communication, and employability skills. The class follows the NCCER Core Curriculum. There is a lab component. This class is required for the Construction Management degree as well as the Plumbing and Carpentry certificates.
BCT-112 Print Reading—This class teaches students to read and interpret blueprints used in residential and commercial construction. This class is required for the Construction Management degree as well as the Plumbing and Carpentry certificates.
BCT-151 Introduction to Residential Plumbing—This class is covers plumbing theory as it relates to residential construction. There is a lab component. This class is required for the Construction Management degree as well as the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service certificate.
BCT-157 Residential/Commercial Plumbing Codes—This class is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the plumbing codes and calculations pertaining to residential and commercial plumbing. The class is based on the International Plumbing Code.
BCT-150 Plumbing—This course is a study of skills for the plumbing trade, safe and proper use of plumbing tools, calculations for plumbing, schematics for plumbing, selection and joining of various pipes, selecting and fitting tubing and fillers, cutting and threading carbon steel pipes, and making flare and compression joints. Basic plumbing hand tools are required.
BCT-154 Plumbing Test and Connections—This course is a study and application of drain, waste, vent piping systems, testing drain, waste, vent piping, testing water lines, testing faucets and valves, and installing water heaters. Basic plumbing hand tools are required.
Typical Schedule Fall or Spring Day Classes
(1)-First 8-week semester
(2)-Second 8-week semester