Plumber Apprenticeship

  • DM
    Dale Mabry
  • PC
    Plant City
Plumber Apprenticeship ( 720 Clock Hours) | Part of the Architecture and Building Trades Subject

The HCC Apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the skills of the trade, and completes classroom related instruction in the evening or on weekends. There are no tuition or fees for the classroom related instruction. The apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.

What Plumbers Do
The plumber installs, repairs, maintains, and services piping and plumbing systems and equipment used for drinking {potable} water distribution, sanitary stormwater systems, and waste disposal. They also work on technical installations for Medical Gas, Hydronic in-floor heating, Solar Panels, Heat Pumps, Cross-Connection Control, and many other systems necessary for the health and safety of the general public.

Work Environment
Their work is found mostly in the new home building and renovation, high rises, and commercial construction sectors including hospitals schools, and other institutional buildings. 

How to Become a Plumber
Most plumbers learn on the job through an apprenticeship. Some attend a vocational-technical school before receiving on-the-job training. Most states require plumbers to be licensed.*

The median annual wage for plumbers was $55,160 in May 2019.*

*Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Program Requirements:
Classroom Hours: 720
On the Job Training Hours: 8000
Years to Complete: 4-5
Apprenticeship Sponsor: ABC
HCC Campus: Dale Mabry & Plant City

Apprentice programs are not open access.  The Apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program. The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to:

  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency,
  • hold a valid driver license,
  • have reliable transportation to the jobsite and classroom and
  • be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade

For more information about acceptance into this Apprenticeship, please contact any of the resources below:

  ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Phone: 813-879-8064


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Apply Your Hours to an AS Degree

The hours you earn as an Apprentice can be applied to HCC's Industrial Management Technology AS Degree.

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