Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

Program Description

Industry spoke, and we listened. Our Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning program will prepare you to design, install and repair both residential and commercial plumbing systems, and provide you with the fundamental principals involved in heating and cooling systems. Our hands-on program will teach you plumbing codes and theory, safety and the proper use of tools, test equipment common in the industry, how to read blueprints and access the layouts of plumbing systems and water supply, and work with basic electrical components related to heating and air conditioning systems.

You will take a combination of classes with lab assignments. You will also gain real-world experience by plumbing the student-built house on the Milford Campus. Our program will count as credit towards your apprenticeship license once completed.

Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree
Locations: Milford
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$10,384 Associate of Applied Science
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You’re a Good Fit

You will be successful in our Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning program if you:

  • enjoy problem solving
  • are a sequential and analytical thinker
  • have good verbal and written communication skills and can communicate effectively with a diverse customer base
  • are flexible and willing to help at a moment’s notice
  • are eager to learn to keep up with industry standards
  • are detail oriented and the ability to do neat, accurate work
  • like variety in your job
  • take direction and work independently, depending on the project
  • are good at using diagnostic testing to determine outcomes
  • are able to research and analyze outcome
  • will work outside in all kinds of weather
  • have good manual dexterity and ability to see and manipulate small objects
  • can sense when something is wrong or likely to go wrong


Skilled workers are in high demand in the plumbing field. We will train you to work in commercial or residential settings to repair, install and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems for drainage, heating, drinking, venting, and sewage. The average starting salary in the industry is $37,440. Career options in Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning include:

  • Plumber
  • Pipefitter
  • Steamfitter
  • Apprentice Technician
  • Building Engineer
  • HVAC Technician
  • Maintenance Specialist
  • Service Manager
  • Service Technician

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact