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Major: Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services


Plumbing and related water supply services programs prepare students to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Blasting/Blaster
  • Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
  • Plumbing Technology/Plumber
  • Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other
  • Well Drilling/Driller


Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 112 graduates

Associates degree, 4 graduates

Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years, 8 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.


Careers You Qualify For With This Major


Schools That Offer This Major

Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Eden Prairie
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Pipestone Pipestone
Northland Community and Technical College - East Grand Forks East Grand Forks
Northwest Technical College Bemidji
Saint Paul College St. Paul
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud


Related Majors


College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.


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