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Plumbing Technology, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Havre, MT, United States
Associate of Applied Science degree in Plumbing Technology integrates the theory and applications of today's plumbing materials, technology, and installation practices with the requirements the state plumbing code to prepare the graduate for entry into the fields of plumbing as a apprentice plumber.  

Overview

MSU-Northern's innovative program is the only one of a kind in Montana and has the board support of the state's plumbing industry.  The plumbing degree provides the student with a comprehensive course of student designed to make the program graduate a valuable asset to the plumbing industry and to provide the graduate with a lifetime career in the trade of journeyman plumber.

The College of Technical Sciences' plumbing school is the only one of its kind in Montana, and it has the broad support of the state's plumbing industry.

  • Prepare for a successful career in the construction industry with thorough plumber training that offers a strong technical and academic foundation.
  • Enter a stable field that is in demand for skilled employees and offers opportunity for advancement.

Plumbing Education Program: Practical. Thorough.

  • Earn an associate of applied science degree from MSU-N's renowned plumbing school and be immediately qualified to work as an apprentice plumber.
  • Study up-to-date plumbing materials, technology, and installation practices through hands-on and classroom experiences.
  • Learn the requirements of the state plumbing code for practical application in the field.
  • Practice essential skills through lab courses and plumber training foundation classes.

Plumbing Education Faculty: Committed to Students. Industry Experts.

  • Learn from MSU-Northern's plumbing school faculty that brings abundant experience to the classroom, offering expert technical and academic guidance to students.
  • Achieve success and graduate as a valuable asset to the plumbing industry by working alongside the teaching staff at MSU-N's plumbing school that is committed to helping students.

Plumbing School Courses: Comprehensive. Hands-on.

Diverse Practical Skills – Cover diverse topics in pipe fitting, waste management, plumbing codes, and blueprint reading to build a strong foundation in the plumbing field.

Thorough Training – Build a solid foundation of required coursework which includes general education core classes, technical/applied arts courses, and plumbing classes for a comprehensive plumber training curriculum.

Career Outlook for Plumbers

Earning a degree from the plumbing school at Montana State University-Northern grants you access to one of the state's largest and highest paid construction careers. Nationwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates faster than average growth for plumber jobs. Graduates of the associate degree program are qualified to perform joint making and installation necessary to work under the supervision of a licensed journeyman plumber and, following three additional years of on the job plumber training, apply for a journeyman plumber license.

Accreditation

Earning a degree from the plumbing school at Montana State University-Northern grants you access to one of the state's largest and highest paid construction careers. Nationwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates faster than average growth for plumber jobs. Graduates of the associate degree program are qualified to perform joint making and installation necessary to work under the supervision of a licensed journeyman plumber and, following three additional years of on the job plumber training, apply for a journeyman plumber license.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Technical
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Introduction to Computers (CAT IX Gen Ed)
  • Basic Rigging
  • Technical Graphics I
  • Electronics Survey I
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Industrial Safety and Waste Management
  • Introduction to the Plumbing Trades
  • Introduction to Plumbing and Drawing
  • Introduction to Piping Systems
  • Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures
  • Plumbing Codes
  • Pipe Fitting Tools and Motorized Equipment
  • Advanced Blueprint Reading
  • Hangers, Supports, and Field Testing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    63

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  • Minimum required score:

    475

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General Requirements

  • International Application. 
  • A US$30 non-refundable fee
  • Statement of Financial Support.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Educational Credentials.
  • Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language programs
  • Immunization Records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Havre

  • 843 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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