Plumbing and Fire Protection, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0753

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
332TECH 432Basic Arc Welding2
332TECH 434Introduction To Plumbing3
332TECH 435Plumbing Tools & Equipment2
332TECH 436Plumbing Codes1
332TECH 437Basic Plumbing Related Math1
332TECH 438Intro To Fire Protection3
332TECH 439Home Plumbing System4
332TECH 449Professional Development2
332TECH 472Vocational Physical Training2
432CMGT 609Construction Safety II3
432CMGT 604Blueprint and Specifications3
CIS 120Introduction to Computer Applications3
Total Hours29


This is an example course sequence for students interested in plumbing and fire protection. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Plumbing and Fire Protection. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students - effective Fall 2023

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
432CMGT 609 Construction Safety II 3
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
332TECH 434 Introduction To Plumbing 3
332TECH 435 Plumbing Tools & Equipment 2
332TECH 437 Basic Plumbing Related Math 1
332TECH 436 Plumbing Codes 1
332TECH 432 Basic Arc Welding 2
332TECH 438 Intro To Fire Protection 3
332TECH 439 Home Plumbing System 4
332TECH 449 Professional Development 2
332TECH 472 Vocational Physical Training 2
432CMGT 604 Blueprint and Specifications 3
 Total Hours29

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Job Description

Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$36,450
Median 50th Percentile$45,862
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$69,794

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$18
Median 50th Percentile$22
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$34

Annual Job Openings

32 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less54.29%
A certificate26.83%
Some college9.18%
An Associate degree0.00%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree9.69%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

9.69% continue their education beyond an associate degree