Plumbing Apprenticeship

Next class starts: August 16, 2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to SLCC. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Main Campus
Orem South Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Spanish Fork Auto Building
Wasatch UVU Campus

95%

Graduation rate

100%

Job placement

$62,200

Avg. salary

Plumbers install, maintain, and repair different types of pipe systems. These pipe systems carry water, dispose of waste, supply gas to ovens, or heat and cool buildings. Other systems, such as those in power plants, carry the steam that powers huge turbines.

Master plumbers on construction jobs may be involved with developing blueprints that show where all the pipes and fixtures will go, they may even work at manufacturing plants to help move acids, gasses, and waste by-products through the production process.  Their input helps ensure that a structure’s plumbing meets building codes, stays within budget, and works well with the location of other features, such as electrical wires.

Plumbers install and repair water, drainage, and gas pipes in homes, businesses, and factories. They install and repair large water lines, such as those that supply water to buildings, and smaller ones, including ones that supply water to refrigerators. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures—bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets—and appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, and water heaters.

The MTECH Plumbing Apprenticeship Program prepares students to become certified Journeyman Plumbers. The State of Utah requires plumbing apprentices to have 576 school hours and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training to sit for the state journeyman exam. This is a 720-hour accredited course of study that prepares students for the rigors of state testing and fulfills the State’s educational requirement. It is designed to complement the on-the-job training apprentices receive through their employer, as they work alongside experienced plumbers in the field.

MTECH does not provide on-the-job training, nor act as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals are responsible for finding their own employment. All plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). For questions about registering as an apprentice or other state requirements contact DOPL at (801) 530- 6628.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Lead Instructor.
John Halcrow

jhalcrow@mtec.edu

Evening Classes: Evening classes are open to adults who are presently employed as plumbing apprentices. High school students are NOT eligible to register for evening classes. Adult students who are not employed in the plumbing field will be allowed to enroll in evening classes two business days prior to the start of class if there are seats available. They may also enroll in a daytime class. New plumbing apprenticeship students will not be able to register for evening classes until employer information is provided to the school. Contact Student Services at 801-753-6282 to report your employer information and request that the registration block be removed from your account.
Accelerated Classes: Adult and high school seniors are eligible to register for daytime accelerated classes. There is no employment prerequisite for daytime classes, however, students must be employed as a plumbing apprentice prior to the start of third year classes.

*Note: Only first and second year classes are offered during the day. Daytime students will have to move to evening classes for 3rd and 4th year instruction.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens July 15, 2022 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

SECTION LOCATION ROOM START DATE END DATE START TIME END TIME DAYS
Fall 1A/1B Orem South 107 8/16/2022 12/5/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-TH
Fall 2022 1A – 3B TBA TBA 8/16/2022 12/1/2022 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T, TH
Fall 2022 1A – 3B TBA TBA 8/17/2022 12/7/2022 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M, W
Spring 2A/2B Orem South 107 1/9/2023 4/27/2023 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-TH
Spring 2023 1A – 4B TBA TBA 1/9/2023 5/1/2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M, W
Spring 2023 1A – 4B TBA TBA 1/10/2023 4/27/2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T, TH
Program Hours: 720 hours
TUITION /FEES – 1ACOSTNOTES
Registration Fee$40.00 
Facilities Fee$50.00Students will be charged a facility fee once a school year
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$489.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
TUITION /FEES – 1BCOSTNOTES
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$399.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
TUITION /FEES – 2ACOSTNOTES
Facilities Fee$50.00 
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$449.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
TUITION /FEES – 2BCOSTNOTES
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$399.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
TUITION /FEES – 3ACOSTNOTES
Facilities Fee$50.00 
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$449.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
TUITION /FEES – 3BCOSTNOTES
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$399.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
TUITION /FEES – 4ACOSTNOTES
Facilities Fee$50.00 
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$449.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
TUITION /FEES – 4BCOSTNOTES
Program Fees$210.00 
Tuition$189.00 
Subtotal$399.00Fees and tuition are due at the time of registration.
Total$4,108.25 

*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials

REQUIRED MATERIALS – 1ST YEARCOSTNOTES
Safety Glasses$3.00Required for all 4 years
2018 IPC Code Book$90.00ISBN: 978-1-60983-745-7
Modern Plumbing Textbook, 9th Edition$115.00ISBN: 978-1-64564-668-6
Modern Plumbing Workbook, 9th Edition$34.00ISBN: 978-1-64564-670-9
Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipefitters, 8th Edition$120.00ISBN: 978-1-111-64260-0
NCCER Intro to Plumbing Drawings$27.00ISBN:9780136638698
IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook$25.00ISBN: 978-0920855188
Tablet or Laptop$0.00Students are not allowed to take tests on phones. All plumbing apprenticeship students are issued a tablet at the beginning of their first semester at MTECH.
Subtotal$414.00 
REQUIRED MATERIALS – 2ND YEARCOSTNOTES
Safety Glasses$3.00Required for all 4 years
**2018 IPC Code Book$0.00Purchased in previous class
**Modern Plumbing Textbook, 8th Edition$0.00Purchased in previous class
**Modern Plumbing Workbook, 8th Edition$0.00Purchased in previous class
**Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipefitters, 8th Edition$0.00Purchased in previous class
**IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook$0.00Purchased in previous class
NCCER Reading Commercial Drawings, 4th Edition$27.00ISBN 978-0-13-340276-6
Tablet or Laptop$0.00Students are not allowed to take tests on phones. All plumbing apprenticeship students are issued a tablet at the beginning of their first semester at MTECH.
Subtotal$30.00 
REQUIRED MATERIALS – 3RD YEARCOSTNOTES
Safety Glasses$3.00Required for all 4 years
**2018 IPC Code Book$0.00Purchased in previous class
**Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipefitters, 8th Edition$0.00Purchased in previous class
**IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook$0.00Purchased in previous class
2018 IMC Code Book$90.00978-1-60983-743-3
2018 IFGC Code Book$90.00978-1-60983-741-9
2019 NFPA 13D Sprinkler Systems$46.25Purchase througth www.nfpa.org. Cannot purchase in the bookstore.
Tablet or Laptop$0.00Students are not allowed to take tests on phones. All plumbing apprenticeship students are issued a tablet at the beginning of their first semester at MTECH.
Subtotal$229.25 
REQUIRED MATERIALS – 4TH YEARCOSTNOTES
Safety Glasses$3.00Required for all 4 years
**2018 IPC Code Book$0.00Purchased in previous class
**2018 IMC Code Book$0.00Purchased in previous class
**2018 IFGC Code Book$0.00Purchased in previous class
**2019 NFPA 13D Sprinkler Systems$0.00Purchased in previous class
**Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipefitters, 8th Edition$0.00Purchased in previous class
**IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook$0.00Purchased in previous class
Tablet or Laptop$0.00Students are not allowed to take tests on phones. All plumbing apprenticeship students are issued a tablet at the beginning of their first semester at MTECH.
Subtotal$3.00 
Total all 4 years$676.25
  • MTECH Plumbing Apprenticeship Program Certificate
  • Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Journeyman Plumbing Licensure
  • United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship USA Federal Work Credential (Optional -students must register with DOL to receive this credential)
  • DOPL Residential Plumbing Licensure

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student. 

No. Students are responsible for acquiring employment within the industry. The MTECH Student Job Board and the Department of Workforce Services are great employment resources.

You can enroll in the program without being employed within the plumbing industry. However, if not employed in the industry, you must wait until 2 days prior to the start of class to enroll in an evening class. You are expected to be employed within the industry by the start of your 2nd year in the program. Our daytime plumbing classes are open to high school Seniors and adults who are not yet employed in the industry. You must complete all admissions requirements.

Program length
4 years
Total cost
$4,109
Lehi Main Campus
Orem South Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Spanish Fork Auto Building
Wasatch UVU Campus
Program length
4 years
Total cost
$4,109