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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plumbing Apprenticeship (ARPAO)

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Fort Omaha Campus

This degree is for students preparing to become licensed plumbers. The courses are offered on an evening schedule only, allowing students to seek employment with plumbing contractors during the day. Students receive college credit for successful completion of coursework and at the same time complete the plumbing apprenticeship classroom hours requirement. For more information about this program, contact the apprenticeship coordinator at 531-622-4756.

The Associate of Applied Science (ARPAO) Plumbing Apprenticeship degree is designed for students preparing to become licensed electricians. Students utilizing VA education benefits may not simultaneously receive benefits for the MCC Plumbing Apprenticeship degree program and an employer-sponsored apprenticeship program. Students utilizing VA education benefits for the Plumbing Apprenticeship degree program at MCC must immediately notify the Military and Veterans Services’ Office if they enroll in an employer-sponsored apprenticeship program and plan to utilize VA education benefits at such facility. Employment and/or participation in an outside apprenticeship program is not a prerequisite or requirement for graduation from the MCC Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 7.5
Apprenticeship Classes: 71.5
Total credit hours required: 101.5

The following General Education courses are recommended for Plumbing Apprenticeship (ARPAO): Communication: ENGL 1220 ; Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1240 ; Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: SPCH 1220   or PSYC 1000  

Major Requirements for Plumbing Apprenticeship

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select English Level 1 course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.


Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 



Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.


Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.

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