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Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship


Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship Program

If you like being on the move, talking to people, and are naturally curious, a career in plumbing might be your clear success path!

At Florida Trade Academy’s Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will receive hands-on training in plumbing practices, safety, tool usage, blueprint interpretation, and maintenance of plumbing systems to forge a future with many employment options.

Our Plumbing pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare you with the hands-on training, practical skills, and core courses needed to get started toward career success and satisfaction in the trades. Upon successful completion of our program, trainees earn Core and Level 1 NCCER trade certifications as well as *2,000 hours of on-the-job training credit, which qualifies you for employment with an organization that can sponsor your continued education as a registered apprentice.

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Florida Trade Academy’s Plumbing Program

  • 150 hours of live virtual classes and hands-on training
  • All trainees are registered in the National Center for Construction Education & Research’s (NCCER) registry to track earned credentials.
  • Weeks 1-8 Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills NCCER Certification
  • Weeks 9-24: Level 1 NCCER Plumbing Certification

*2,000 OTJ hours are applied when entering an ABC Florida Gulf Coast Registered Apprenticeship

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Plumbing Career Outlook

Plumbing is a trade that will be in high demand for the foreseeable future. The career has grown with technology to aid in diagnosing complex plumbing repairs. Yet, technology and bots can’t replace the expertise and work required to keep water flowing, fit new equipment, or replace old pipes.

Prospects & Partnerships

Florida Trade Academy has strong industry partners and will guide graduates toward enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to continue working toward licensing and certification.

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What Will I Do as a Plumber?

Some typical job duties of licensed plumbers include:
  • Installing and maintaining water and gas pipes in homes or businesses
  • Drafting installation blueprints for residential or commercial projects
  • Installing bathtubs, sinks, water heaters, and irrigation systems
  • Interacting with customers to hear their concerns and resolve common plumbing issues
  • Selling plumbing repair and installation services
  • Checking for local code and regulation compliance
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