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Plumbing Apprenticeship - Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing (ARPCE)

Location(s): Fort Omaha Campus

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Award: Certificate of Achievement
Academic Focus Area: Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences

This path is for students interested in learning about the plumbing profession, preparing them for a plumbing apprenticeship, or seeking the skills to find a job in that field.

Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 54.5


Recommended Curriculum Plan


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General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: ENGL 1010
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1240
  • Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: COMS 1220


Certificate of Achievement General Education Requirements - 13.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for a Certificate of Achievement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I 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. 




Recommended Curriculum Plan

Plumbing Apprenticeship - Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing (ARPCE)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Install a basic plumbing system consisting of waste, vent, and water piping. 
  2. Obtain OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Card. 
  3. Demonstrate safe operation of trade associated tools, such as, pipe machines, cordless PVC/copper cutters, right angle drills, cast iron snappers, torches, and saws. 
  4. Identify and install components of residential and commercial plumbing systems, such as cast iron, copper, PVC, ABS, and CPVC pipe and fittings. 
  5. Enroll in MCC’s Plumbing Apprenticeship Program with 75 hours of credit towards the City of Omaha’s required 696 hours class time to sit for the City of Omaha Journeyman Plumbing test.

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