Due to the recent need for skilled plumbers in the local area, Santa Fe College has partnered with industry leaders to develop a one-year Plumbing Technology program. Upon completion students will be able to enter the plumbing industry with the knowledge needed to be successful in the plumbing trade.
Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the country. With population increase comes the need for skilled plumbers. According to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the average hourly wage is $19.76 per hour in the state of Florida with entry level wages averaging $13.09 per hour and workers with experience averaging $22.65 per hour. These facts indicate there is a bright outlook for plumbing careers. The DEO projects there will be 1,170 annual job openings in the state of Florida. This data shows a steady increase in the plumbing industry and continuing need for skilled plumbers.
Plumbing is the system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building. Plumbers work to maintain and install plumbing systems. This course is a vocational certificate program that will train students entering the plumbing field. The program will demonstrate the knowledge of both commercial and residential plumbing practices. Students will gain knowledge in safety, tools, plumbing codes, trade mathematics, construction drawings, isometric drawings, specifications and employability. Upon completion of this program, students should feel confident starting their career.