Plumbing/Mechanical Systems Technicians install and repair pipes carrying liquids or gases. Pipes and fixtures are necessary in homes to carry water for drinking and sanitation, and in industrial settings to move chemicals.
Southeast Technical College’s diploma program teaches residential and commercial projects, service calls, building codes, blueprint reading, tool usage and pipe-fitting techniques. Your work might include other duties, such as:
- Preparing cost estimates
- Conducting pressure tests
- Troubleshooting systems
- Replacing worn parts
- Determining job materials needed
After completing your diploma at Southeast Tech, you’ll be in demand as a plumbing apprentice. You can obtain a journeyman’s license after 7,600 hours of plumbing experience and STC’s program gets you started with one year of training.
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Your Plumbing/Mechanical Systems coursework in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, focuses on installation, maintenance and repair of pipes and fittings that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases. STC’s experienced faculty will teach you about different materials used on job sites, including copper, steel and plastic. Your classes also help you:
Know your tools: As Plumbing/Mechanical Systems Technician, you will learn to use drills, saws, welding torches and wrenches.
Problem Solve: Plumbing/Mechanical Systems Technicians call on their mechanical skills to properly install/repair piping, to measure accurately and to properly install fixtures.
Be a Valuable Team Member: As a talented plumbing technician from Southeast Tech, your ability to communicate well with customers and to organize your thoughts and explain them to others will be highly valuable.
As a Plumbing/Mechanical Systems Technician from Southeast Tech, you will be in demand working for contractors as a plumbing apprentice.
Southeast Tech’s curriculum for Plumbing/Mechanical Systems Technology includes classes in Plumbing Theory and Processes, Blueprint Reading for Plumbers, and Welding Essentials for Plumbers.
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