Plumbing Schools in Austin, Texas with Program Options

Oct 25, 2018

Located within a mile of downtown, one college in the Austin, Texas, area offers training in plumbing. Read an overview of the program options and requirements at the school to decide if it's the right one for you.

Austin Plumbing Training Programs

Those looking to enter the plumbing field have limited training options within the city limits of Austin, but one school that's only five miles from the center of the city offers education in the field. Get information on the coursework and learning opportunities at the college, and read over a table of facts and figures about the institution. There are also some details on a few other school options in the area.

  • Austin Community College District, located about a mile from the downtown area, doesn't offer a full plumbing program. However, its building construction technology associate's program focused in construction management includes a basic plumbing class, along with classes in other trades.

School Information

Find out more information about the profiled college to aid you in your education decision. The table below offers stats on student enrollment, costs, retention rates and much more.

Austin Community College District
School Type 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 40,803*
Campus Setting Large city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $2,550 for in-district students; $10,890 for in-state students; $13,080 for out-of-state students*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 60%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A - Open admissions
Retention Rate (Fall 2016 to Fall 2017) 58% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate (Students who started Fall 2014) 11%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Austin Community College District

Austin Community College District offers 3-semester certificate programs in carpentry, woodworking and construction management. A building construction technology skills award is also available, as is an associate's degree in construction management. Students learn from trained professionals who have experience working at construction sites and using construction technology. Classes are offered at the school's Riverside and Round Rock campuses.

Building Construction Technology Programs

The construction management associate's program is the only one that covers plumbing; it includes a class in mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. This associate's program also covers construction estimating, management techniques and blueprint reading. The construction manager certificate program explores many of the same core topics, but it's designed for students with construction experience.

In the carpentry certificate program, students learn about metal and wood framing, as well as interior and exterior finishing. The program culminates in an internship.

Students in the woodworking certificate program learn how to make furniture and build cabinets; an internship is part of this program as well. The 1-semester building construction technology program covers introductory topics in the field.

Other Training Options

The number of plumbing schools in the Austin area is extremely limited. However, students can look into St. Philip's College, which is about 78 miles away from central Austin and offers plumbing certificates.

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