Plumbers install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems. Some of these 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.
Pipes also are used in manufacturing plants to move acids, gases, and waste by-products through the production process. Master plumbers on construction jobs may be involved with developing blueprints that show where all the pipes and fixtures will go. 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.

As a Plumber Apprentice, you will be working in residential and commercial buildings assembling, installing, and repairing water, drainage, and heating systems. You will install water pipes, sinks, bathtubs, water heaters, and dishwashers. This program will satisfy the educational requirements to take the State Journeyman Exam. MTECH’s Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training and (2) classroom instruction. The on-the-job training is provided by an outside sponsor (employer) who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all areas of a chosen trade. The classroom-related instruction is organized and designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical and technical aspects of his or her trade. Classroom-related instruction will be held at one of MTECH’s Campuses.

Certificates and Licensures

  1. Journeyman Plumbing Licensure
  2. United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Federal Work Credential
  3. Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) Residential Plumbing Licensure

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

  Registration Availability: Registration for Winter 2019 sections open December 2, 2019 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.

  Program Length: 720 Hours.

  Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: Orem campus.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.

  Articulation Agreements: MTECH has an articulation agreement with Salt Lake Community College. Please contact their apprenticeship department at (801) 957-4066 for more details.

Questions? Call 801-753-4200


  High School Seniors: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit

 Students must work at least part-time for a plumbing company, and be supervised by a Master or Journeyman Plumber. However, first year unemployed students may register for courses if there is space available.

 All employed students must register with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

  All employed high school students must also register with the United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.

  Students must complete the previous Plumbing session and pass the Competency Exam with a score of 70% or better to advance to the next course.


Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
1A,2A,3A,4A Orem 08/20/19 12/20/19 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th
1A,2A,3A,4A Orem 08/21/19 12/10/19 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
1B,2B,3B,4B Orem 1/13/20 4/22/20 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
1B,2B,3B,4B Orem 1/14/20 4/28/20 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th

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