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Plumbing Apprenticeship


The Plumbing Apprenticeship program prepares students to become licensed plumbers. This four-year program consists of three quarters during the first three years and two quarters during the last year. Courses are offered in the evening.

All program instructors are licensed journeyman or master plumbers, and courses include lecture and hands-on lab instruction. After completing the Plumbing Apprenticeship program and the required on-the-job training period (four years verifiable experience), students may apply to take the examination for the Journeyman's Plumbing License administered by the City of Omaha.

It is highly recommended that work experience and the apprenticeship program be done concurrently.

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Degrees & Certificates Offered

The Associate of Applied Science (ARPAO) Plumbing Apprenticeship degree is designed for students preparing to become licensed plumbers. Students utilizing VA education benefits may not simultaneously receive benefits for the MCC Plumbing Apprenticeship degree program and an employer-sponsored apprenticeship program. Students utilizing VA education benefits for the Plumbing Apprenticeship degree program at MCC must immediately notify the Military and Veterans Services' Office if they enroll in an employer-sponsored apprenticeship program and plan to utilize VA education benefits at such facility. Employment and/or participation in an outside apprenticeship program is not a prerequisite or requirement for graduation from the MCC Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.