Plumbing at SCTCC

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

A Plumbing degree from SCTCC gives graduates the skills and experience in many areas to become plumber. Plumbers are in high demand and are an important part of public health and welfare. The career path is a great one to choose because the world will always need plumbers, which ensures you will always have job security.

In our programs, students will learn installation of fixtures, pipe threading, the tools and equipment used, water supply, drainage systems, fabrication and testing, maintenance and repair, and hydronic heating. These skills are necessary for students to succeed in their future careers.

As part of the program, students will also learn to read blueprints, plumbers' math, the State of Minnesota Plumbing Code, and trade knowledge. SCTCC graduates are ready to enter the field as apprentices. There are many career paths our graduates can take, so your student can follow the route right for them.

Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation.

2021 Placement
Central MN Median Wage

Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Plumbing program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire plumbers, including Masters Plumbing, Tradesmen International, Voss Plumbing and Heating, and more.

At SCTCC, we teach our students the skills they need to succeed in the workforce. Our graduates are trained in blueprint reading, estimating plumbing jobs, and knowledge of MN code. We also teaching students to problem solve and solder and braze.

Quick Glance 

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Estimating plumbing jobs
  • Knowledge of MN code
  • Problem solving
  • Soldering and brazing

Types of Careers

Students from our Plumbing program have a variety of career paths they can follow. SCTCC graduates have worked in plumber construction, plumber service technician, and even maintenance. You can even find our students working as pipefitters and sprinkler fitters.

Potential Employers

With the skills taught in our classrooms, graduates have found employers in plumbing contractors, mechanical contractors, cities, counties, and even plumbing product sales representatives.

A day in the life of an SCTCC Plumbing program graduate often consists of working with a plumbing contractor as a service technician. They use skills like problem solving and blueprint reading to deliver the utmost quality of work.

Quick Glance

Types of Careers

  • Plumber construction
  • Plumber service technician
  • Pipefitter
  • Sprinkler fitter
  • Maintenance

Potential Employers

  • Plumbing contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Cities and counties
  • Plumbing product sales representative

Plumbing is a career that will always be necessary in the world, so our graduates have found jobs with a variety of organizations. Students have worked with Masters Plumbing, Tradesmen International, and even Voss Plumbing and Heating. Our graduates have even found jobs with:

  • KMI Plumbing
  • Augusta Plumbing
  • Vetsch Plumbing Service
  • Precise
  • Gluek Plumbing

Quick Glance 

  • Masters Plumbing
  • Tradesmen International 
  • Voss Plumbing & Heating
  • KMI Plumbing
  • Augusta Plumbing 
  • Vetsch Plumbing Service 
  • Precise 
  • Gluek Plumbing 

State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Students in the plumbing lab
A student and the instructor in the plumbing lab
A student working in the plumbing lab
A student working on a bathtub in the lab

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about the Plumbing program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for a Construction Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:

  • Call us at 320-308-5089
  • Email us at
  • On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meet the Admissions Staff.

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A sink and bathtub in the lab

Plumbing Lab 360 Tour

Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $1240-$1710 for books, supplies, and materials.

The following scholarship is specifically for plumbing students:

  • Robert Blomquist Memorial

Apply just once, and students are considered for all eligible scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

Current Students

Current Plumbing students - this is your place for information.

Steve Gilmore

SkillsUSA - Plumbing Club

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel and provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

SCTCC Student Clubs

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