Penn Foster High School

High School Diploma: Concentration in Building Technology - Plumbing

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing program is designed to teach students about plumbing systems. Learn more about Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing program here.

Official Program Name:

High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster High School

Program Level:

High School Diploma

Program Description:

The High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing program consists of 21.5 credits. Students might be able to transfer up to 16 credits into this program after Penn Foster High School reviews their official transcript. This program includes courses in human relations, reading skills, English, math, fitness and nutrition, American and world history, Earth science, civics, written communication, biology, physical science, and literature. Concentration courses give students the opportunity to learn about pipefitting, water supply systems, plumbing systems, the installation process, plumbing theory and techniques, and fixture and appliance installation.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster High School (dependent upon program):

Penn Foster High School provides students in the High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing program with books, lessons, and study guides. Students also receive instructional support.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% interest, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster High School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Orientation
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Human Relations
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Reading Skills
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Basic English
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Practical English
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Written Communication
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Literature
  • Instruction Set 8
    • General Math
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Consumer Math
  • Instruction Set 10
    • General Math 2
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Earth Science
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Biology
  • Instruction Set 13
    • Physical Science
  • Instruction Set 14
    • American History
  • Instruction Set 15
    • Civics
  • Instruction Set 16
    • World Geography
  • Instruction Set 17
    • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Electives for a High School Diploma with Plumbing Concentration:
    • Plumbing 1: Pipefitting, Water Supply Systems and Fixtures, Fittings, Valves, and Water Heating
    • Plumbing 2: Plumbing Systems and the Installation Process
    • Plumbing 3: Mathematics as it Pertains to Plumbing
    • Plumbing 4: Advanced Plumbing Theory and Techniques
    • Plumbing 5: Installation of Fixtures and Appliances

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing program at Penn Foster High School students could be interested in earning an associate degree in building technology or plumbing*. This might increase their knowledge of building maintenance and plumbing work.

Associate degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Associate of Building Maintenance Technology
  • Associate of Plumbing and Heating Technology
  • Associate in Building Technology
  • Associate in Building Maintenance Technician
  • Associate in Building Maintenance
  • Associate in Plumbing Technology
  • Associate in Residential Plumbing
  • Associate in Plumbing and Pipefitting Construction

*If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you complete coursework with Penn Foster High School, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Career Paths:

Students who earn Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a career pathway in Plumbing could be able to begin their career path in the building technology field. Their work could involve maintaining buildings, including through repairs and plumbing.

Positions students might be interested in pursuing include:

  • Building maintenance mechanic
  • Building maintenance technician
  • Building maintenance worker
  • Maintenance and repair worker
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipelayer
  • Plumber