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Plumber Training Program

From Residential to Commercial, Plumbers Are at the Heart of It All

Plumber Installing Bathroom Water Supply


No one really thinks about the plumbing — until something goes wrong. That’s when a plumbing technician becomes a superhero. Whether it’s for residential, commercial, or industrial properties, plumbers are there to install, maintain, and repair water and piping systems, including installing fixtures and appliances, repairing broken equipment, and more. It’s a profession that is in consistent demand all over the United States. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be around 51,000 openings for plumbing technicians every year through 2030. Salaries are expected to be strong as well — the median wage from May 2020 was $56,330, with the top 10 percent earning $98,990.*

Plumb the Depths of Your Career Potential

Our Plumbing Technician program gets you started off right in your new career by teaching you the fundamentals of plumbing, mathematics in plumbing, devices, values, fittings, fixtures, water supplies, safety, design, and installation. Whether you’re interested in working in residential, commercial, or industrial positions, we’ve got you covered, with hands-on training in all the nuts and bolts (and pipes and valves) you need to qualify for entry-level positions.

Applying plumber pipe drain and vent plumbing system at new home construction

But that’s not all…

At Summit College, you can complete our Plumbing Technician program in just 8 months! That’s well under a year from the time you enroll, to the moment you graduate and get started working and earning in your new career field. We make it easy for our students to succeed as well, by offering flexible day or evening classes that fit into your busy schedule, as well as free tutoring and one-on-one assistance. We’re committed to your success.

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Benefits of Plumbing Training at Summit College

  • Classroom and hands-on instruction to prepare you for the workplace: Learn everything from products and tools to OSHA regulations and electrical safety with a curriculum that is aligned with the National Center for Career Education and Research.
  • The perfect learning environment: Our dedicated faculty, small classes
    and modern facilities make it easy for you to go from learning to earning in under a year.
  • Career and training support services: You are important to us.
    That’s why we offer free tutoring, personal attention from faculty
    members, resume assistance, mock interviews, and workshops

Where Summit Plumbing Grads Can Work

  • Plumbing and HVAC contractors
  • Residential construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Other home, business, and factory settings

Plumbing Career Outlook

Plumbing technician jobs in California are growing even faster than the national average, with O*NETOnLine1 projecting employment to increase by 12% through 2028. This is much faster than all occupations and includes positions for both companies and for self-employed plumbers.

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Is Career Training Right for You?

Take the Summit College Career Training Readiness Quiz

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

What You’ll Learn

We know that the most important thing we can do for our students is build a curriculum that really prepares you for the job market. Summit College’s Plumbing Technician program is taught by professionals with real-world experience using both classroom and hands-on instruction. You’ll learn plumbing fundamentals and basic OSHA regulations, mathematical formulas and blueprint reading, fitting designs and fixture types, piping systems and water service distribution, and a lot more!







No High School Diploma? You Have Options!

Don’t let the lack of a high school diploma hold you back. Summit College can assist you in obtaining your high school diploma while you train for a career with our high school completion program!

Become a Plumber at These Summit College Campuses

San Bernardino

804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon

411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Santa Ana

1639 E. Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705