What is plumbing?

Plumbing is the professional installation or repair of water pipes and the fixtures attached to them.

What should I look for in an online plumbing school?

The best online plumbing schools should possess either regional or national accreditation from an accrediting body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition, you can often recognize top online plumbing schools based on:

  • The school's name and status
  • The school's history
  • Teacher credentials
  • Alumni network

In choosing the best online plumbing school for you, you should consider the following factors:

  • Admission requirements
  • Residency requirements
  • Class and teaching style
  • Testing methods used
  • Course content and presentation
  • Program length
  • Class size
  • Student-teacher interaction
  • Technology use
  • Tuition and financial aid
  • Transferability of credits
  • Availability of a dedicated administration team and resources

What levels of online plumbing programs are available?

The following levels of plumbing degree online programs are available:

  • Online Plumbing Certificate Programs
  • Online Associates in Plumbing
  • Online Bachelor in Plumbing
  • Online Masters in Plumbing
  • Online PhD in Plumbing

How long does it take to get an online plumbing degree?

The amount of time it takes a student to earn an accredited online plumbing degree depends on the level of plumbing degree being pursued and the pace of the student.

Typically, the breakdown is as follows:

  • Online Plumbing Certification Programs - 6 months to 1 year
  • Online Plumbing Associates Degree - 2 years
  • Online Plumbing Bachelor Degree - 4 years
  • Online Plumbing Masters - 2 years
  • Online Plumbing PhD - 2 to 5 years

What are some examples of online plumbing courses?

Online plumbing degree courses will teach students the elements of the trade as well as some of the science behind its functionality.

  • Blueprints

    In order to be a successful plumber, students need to be able to interpret a blueprint so they can install plumbing in the proper areas.

  • Codes and Regulations

    This course details the types of codes and regulations that students are likely to encounter in a plumbing career.

  • Work Safety

    Maintaining safety standards is not only good for personal well being, it also keeps costs down and is simply a necessary part of good business.

  • Plumbing Physics

    There are many forces at work in properly installed plumbing. This course covers the physics behind plumbing.

  • Plumbing Workshop

    This course is devoted to providing a real world training atmosphere for future potential plumbers.

What areas of plumbing specialization are available?

Students in online plumbing degree programs may elect to pursue such concentrations as:

  • Commercial Plumbing
  • Residential Plumbing
  • Industrial Plumbing
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Septic Plumbing

What can I do with a plumbing degree?

Plumbing is an essential part of every building and construction project. With the necessary expert knowledge and skill, students will always be in demand in the field. Some plumbing occupations are:

  • Pipe Layer
  • Pipe Fitter
  • General Plumber
  • Steam-Fitter
  • Septic Technician

What is a plumber?

Plumbers professionally install, maintain, and repair water pipes and fixtures in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

What does a plumber do?

Plumbers are regularly called upon to perform regular repairs from fixing leaking faucets to replacing broken toilets. They may also have to deal with emergencies such as broken pipes or malfunctioning water heaters. Plumbers also install pipes and fixtures in newly-constructed buildings.

How much does a plumber earn?

The average salary for a plumber is $49,870 per year. Job growth is expected to be faster than the average rate. This growth and increased demand is directly linked with the fact that more professional plumbers are leaving or retiring than coming into the profession.

How do I become a plumber?

Students interested in how to become a plumber should consider that professional education is usually supplemented with on-the-job training or apprenticeship. Completing an online plumbing degree program is an excellent way for students to qualify for entry-level positions where they can pursue apprenticeship and advancement.

Plumbing Schools (Campus)

SchoolCertificateAssociatesBachelorsMastersPhD
The University of Texas at Austin
2608 Whitis Ave
Austin, TX, 78712
http://www.utexas.edu
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Texas A & M University
112 M T Harrington Ctr
College Station, TX, 77843
http://www.tamu.edu
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Brigham Young University
Main Campus
Provo, UT, 84602
http://www.byu.edu
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City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94112
http://www.ccsf.edu
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Boston University
One Silber Way
Boston, MA, 2215
http://www.bu.edu
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University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA, 95616
http://www.ucdavis.edu
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, NV, 89154
http://www.unlv.edu
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Florida State College at Jacksonville
501 W State St
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
http://www.fscj.edu
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Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR, 97201
http://www.pdx.edu
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Hillsborough Community College
39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL, 33606
http://www.hccfl.edu
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Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI, 49008
http://www.wmich.edu
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Macomb Community College
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, MI, 48088
http://www.macomb.edu
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Northern Arizona University
Knoles Drive Babbitt Administrative Center
Flagstaff, AZ, 86011
http://home.nau.edu/
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University of California-Santa Barbara
552 University Rd
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
http://www.ucsb.edu
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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA, 90601
http://www.riohondo.edu
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Oregon State University
1500 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR, 97331
http://oregonstate.edu
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Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W State St
Milwaukee, WI, 53233
http://matc.edu
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Boise State University
1910 University Dr
Boise City, ID, 83725
http://www.boisestate.edu
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Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA, 93305
http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/
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Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022
http://www.foothill.edu
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Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc
1660 Calle Santa Ana
Southington, PR, 909
http://www.ibanca.net
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Saint Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN, 56301
http://www.stcloudstate.edu
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San Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.sdcity.edu/
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Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52406
http://www.kirkwood.edu
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Henry Ford Community College
5101 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI, 48128
http://www.hfcc.edu
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Seminole State College of Florida
100 Weldon Blvd
Sanford, FL, 32773
http://www.seminolestate.edu/
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Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90015
http://www.lattc.edu
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Utah State University
Old Main Hill
Logan, UT, 84322
http://www.usu.edu
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Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA, 94545
http://www.chabotcollege.edu
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University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
105 Main St. Thompson Hall
Durham, NH, 3824
http://www.unh.edu
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Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC, 27603
http://www.waketech.edu/
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Jefferson Community and Technical College
109 E Broadway
Louisville, KY, 40202
http://www.jefferson.kctcs.edu
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Vincennes University
1002 N First St
Vincennes, IN, 47591
http://www.vinu.edu
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Victor Valley College
18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA, 92395
http://www.vvc.edu
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Guilford Technical Community College
601 High Point Rd
Jamestown, NC, 27282
http://www.gtcc.edu/
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College of the Sequoias
915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA, 93277
http://cos.edu
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University of Wyoming
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, WY, 82071
http://www.uwyo.edu
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Delaware County Community College
901 S Media Line Rd
Media, PA, 19063
http://www.dccc.edu
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Cuesta College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93403
http://WWW.CUESTA.EDU
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Kalamazoo Valley Community College
6767 West O Ave
Kalamazoo, MI, 49003
http://www.kvcc.edu
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Hinds Community College
505 East Main Street
Raymond, MS, 39154
http://www.hindscc.edu
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Pensacola Junior College
1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL, 32504
http://www.pjc.edu
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College of San Mateo
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA, 94402
http://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu
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Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville, NC, 28303
http://www.faytechcc.edu
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Allan Hancock College
800 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA, 93454
http://www.hancockcollege.edu/
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Tarleton State University
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX, 76401
http://www.tarleton.edu
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
51 Main Street
Perkinston, MS, 39573
http://www.mgccc.edu
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Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI, 49855
http://www.nmu.edu
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Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston-Salem, NC, 27103
http://www.forsythtech.edu/home
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Red Rocks Community College
13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO, 80228
http://www.rrcc.edu
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Moraine Park Technical College
235 N National Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI, 54936
http://www.morainepark.edu
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Gateway Technical College
3520 30th Ave
Kenosha, WI, 53144
http://www.gtc.edu
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Arizona Western College
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ, 85365
http://www.azwestern.edu
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GateWay Community College
108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85034
http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu
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Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI, 53072
http://www.wctc.edu
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Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
3400 Pershall Rd
St. Louis, MO, 63135
http://www.stlcc.edu
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Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA, 18634
http://www.luzerne.edu
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Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Dr
Macon, GA, 31206
http://www.centralgatech.edu
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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
600 College Street Rd
Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
http://www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th St
Troy, NY, 12180
http://www.rpi.edu
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Central Arizona College
8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ, 85128
http://www.centralaz.edu
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN, 56537
http://www.minnesota.edu
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Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME, 4106
http://www.smccME.edu
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Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College
235 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55102
http://www.saintpaul.edu
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Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI, 54701
http://www.cvtc.edu
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Western Technical College
400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse, WI, 54602
http://www.westerntc.edu
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Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar
1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA, 52132
http://www.nicc.edu
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Athens Technical College
800 US Hwy 29 N
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.athenstech.edu
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Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO, 80401
http://www.mines.edu
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Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pky SW
Atlanta, GA, 30310
http://www.atlantatech.edu/
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George C Wallace Community College-Dothan
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL, 36303
http://www.wallace.edu
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Northcentral Technical College
1000 Campus Dr
Wausau, WI, 54401
http://www.ntc.edu
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Saint Cloud Technical College
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN, 56303
http://www.sctc.edu
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Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC, 27577
http://www.johnstoncc.edu
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Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL, 35221
http://www.lawsonstate.edu
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Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC, 28152
http://www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu
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Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Hwy # 1 East
Thief River Falls, MN, 56701
http://www.northlandcollege.edu
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Davis Applied Technology College
550 E 300 S
Kaysville, UT, 84037
http://www.datc.edu
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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, WI, 54871
http://www.witc.edu
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Lanier Technical College
2990 Landrum Education Dr
Oakwood, GA, 30566
http://www.laniertech.edu
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Maysville Community and Technical College
1755 U.S. 68
Maysville, KY, 41056
http://www.maycc.kctcs.edu
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Albany Technical College
1704 South Slappey Boulevard
Albany, GA, 31701
http://www.albanytech.edu
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Bishop State Community College
351 North Broad Street
Mobile, AL, 36603
http://www.bishop.edu
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Middle Georgia Technical College
80 Cohen Walker Dr
Warner Robins, GA, 31088
http://www.middlegatech.edu
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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore, WI, 53809
http://www.swtc.edu
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Blackhawk Technical College
6004 County Road G
Janesville, WI, 53547
http://www.blackhawk.edu
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New England Institute of Technology
2500 Post Rd
Warwick, RI, 2886
http://www.neit.edu
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Mid-State Technical College
500 32nd St N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54494
http://www.mstc.edu
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1593 11th Ave
Granite Falls, MN, 56241
http://www.mnwest.edu
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Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI, 53015
http://www.gotoltc.edu
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Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
200 N Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT, 84404
http://www.owatc.edu
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South Florida Community College
600 W College Dr
Avon Park, FL, 33825
http://www.southflorida.edu
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Community College of Beaver County
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA, 15061
http://www.ccbc.edu
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North Dakota State College of Science
800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, ND, 58076
http://www.ndscs.edu
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Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC, 28731
http://www.blueridge.edu
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Anoka Technical College
1355 W Hwy 10
Anoka, MN, 55303
http://www.anokatech.edu
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Moultrie Technical College
800 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie, GA, 31788
http://www.moultrietech.edu
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Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC, 28472
http://www.sccnc.edu
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Emily Griffith Opportunity School
1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80204
http://www.egos-school.com
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Wyotech-Long Beach
2161 Technology Place
Long Beach, CA, 90810
http://www.wyotech.edu/campus/long_beach
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