If you are interested in becoming a licensed plumber in Arizona, you can easily gain access to a large variety of career opportunities. The first thing you will need to do to become a plumber is figure out where you can finish your training at.
First things first, to become a licensed plumber you need to have a high school diploma or GED. This will help you get into a school where you can learn the proper skills needed to gain your license. Here are a few places that you can complete plumber training in Arizona.
Pima Community College in Tucson offers a plumber certificate to prepare you with the skills you need to pass your plumbing exams. You will learn and apply necessary technical skills to assemble, maintain, and install piping and plumbing fixtures.
In this program, you will gain hands-on experience for pipe fitting and plumbing. These skills will include physics needed for plumbers, materials used, pipe-joint connections, fixtures and drainage, plumbing inspection, and codes and standards of the state.
This plumbing based program is specifically designed to leave you with the necessary skills and knowledge you need for commercial, residential, institutional, and industrial plumbing. The courses you will take include material selection, safety, plumbing system installation, as well as advanced and basic calculations for plumbing and science principles.
This program takes four years to complete and you will earn a certificate of completion. The classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from five to seven. You must be at least 18 years old to enter this apprenticeship program.
The first year of the course will cover tools, math, science, installation practices, how to read blueprints, and safety. The second year will continue the topics of the first year and add in soldering and rigging. The last two years will expand on the topics from year one, along with plumbing code in Arizona.
Stratford offers a plumbing training course that you can take from the comfort of your own home. It is a comprehensive course that will cover all of the necessary aspects of commercial and residential plumbing. You will learn all about the different types of plumbing systems, types of projects, and safety tools.
Introduction to plumbing will teach you the history of plumbing, development of plumbing technology and codes, what plumbing looks like as a career, and how to start your own plumbing business. Plumbing safety and tools will leave you with an understanding of plumbing tools, leveling tools, math, hydraulics and pneumatics, hoisting and rigging, blueprint reading and sketching, and building and plumbing codes.
You will learn about plumbing systems and how they are designed and installed. Finally, you will learn about residential and commercial plumbing projects. You will get an understanding of septic systems, storm water and sump pumps, how to install HVAC systems, remodeling, and repairing water systems.
Ashworth also offers a plumbing course that can be completed from the comfort of your own home on your own time. You can complete this course in as little as four months. Included in this course are detailed textbooks and study guides, career search and time management guides, live events with plumbing experts, and open-book exams that take place online.
You will study how to design bathroom and kitchen layouts, math for plumbers, abbreviations and symbols, architectural drawing, plumbing codes, and much more. This course can be completed at whatever pace works for you, so you can get the best understanding of the material as you can.
UA Local 469 offers plumber apprenticeship programs. In addition to helping new plumbers enter the industry via apprenticeship programs there are a variety of training programs to further your plumbing skills.
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