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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Plumber Independent

A plumber is a compulsory licensed craftsman who performs any mechanical work in the installation, maintenance, repair, removal and replacement of water supply and water/liquid waste removal. Plumbers do both interior and exterior work in greatly varying job conditions. To sit for the journeyman exam, an apprentice must complete 576 minimum hours of related instruction and four years and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Application with the State of Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing must be made upon employment. Suggested registration with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training is strongly encouraged, but is optional at the discretion of the employer. 

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. All plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530-6628.


Occupations in this area:

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Contact Us:

For information about this program, please contact us at SATTS@slcc.edu or 801-957-4066.

FAQ

Apprenticeship students receive a reduced cost tuition at 50% off

We recommend that students are employed in the field that they are taking courses in prior to beginning, but in certain programs, employment can occur during the first year of the program.

No, we do not recommend any one company over another. If you are looking for apprenticeship employment, we suggest contacting companies in your area.


Tuition and Fees


Available Class Schedules


Financial Aid

Please note, apprenticeship students are NOT eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however they may be eligible for some scholarships.