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Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Courses

My job has taken me around the world.  It’s been a great career.
- Philip Scharke, 35-Year Member of the United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Techs

What is Plumbing and Pipefitting?

Plumbers and pipefitters are highly skilled technicians involved in the installation, troubleshooting and repair of pipes that carry liquids and gasses to and through residential, commercial and industrial buildings.  Plumbers primarily specialize in systems that carry drinking water, provide drainage and transport sewage.  Pipefitters work most often in manufacturing and industrial facilities on pipes that carry steam, gas, chemicals, water or air.   

Plumbing and Pipefitting at Macomb

In Macomb Plumbing and Pipefitting Courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program, you will learn about fittings and valves, pressure gauges, pipe calculations and template development, valve installation and maintenance, principles of drainage flow and proper venting.  You will be introduced to the rules and regulations that govern the installation of plumbing systems and to the principles for converting water to steam to generate power.         

Macomb’s Plumbing and Pipefitting Courses

  • Plumbing Fundamentals
  • Plumbing – Drain, Waste & Vent
  • Plumbing – Heating
  • Plumbing – Code
  • Pipefitting – Power Piping Systems
  • Pipe Fitting Fundamentals  

Career Opportunities with a Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology – Plumbing and Pipefitting

With a Certificate of Completion or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Plumbing and Pipefitting, you will be qualified for positions that include plumber, pipefitter or stationary steam technician.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s Plumbing and Pipefitting Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Plumbing and Pipefitting Courses at Macomb’s?

For more information on Macomb’s Plumbing and Pipefitting Courses, contact the Department of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 586.445.7435.

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