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's 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.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Building Inspection
- Concrete Finishing
- Construction Mgmt, General
- Construction Site Management
- Drywall Installation
- Electrical and Power Transmission Installers
- Electrical Systems Lineworker
- Facilities Management
- Furniture Making
- Home Equipment and Furnishings Installer
- Home Improvement
- House Painting and Wall Paper
- Metal Building Assembly
- Plumbing Technology
- Property Management and Maintenance
- Well Drilling
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 (2014)||40,949*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$2,550 for in-district students; $9,210 for in-state students; $11,340 for out-of-state students*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)||47%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (Fall 2013 to Fall 2014)||56% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (Students who started Fall 2011)||8%*|
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 well as 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 the 5-year joint apprenticeship program at the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union 286, which trains students to become licensed plumbers. The union is about four miles from downtown Austin. Another option is St. Philip's College, which is about 78 miles away from central Austin and offers a number of plumbing classes.