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Plumbing is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

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    Plumbing

    Plumbing degree programs teach the skilled trade of installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing fixtures and systems. These systems include:

    • water
    • heating design and controls
    • drainage, waste, and vent (DWV)
    • low pressure steam
    • chemical
    • irrigation
    • medical gas
    • process piping
    • compressed air
    • water conditioners (systems that improve water quality in some way)
    • fuel piping
    • sewage
    • water treatment
    • storage flow equipment

    Students of the trade also learn how to:

    • interpret drawings and layouts of services
    • review and follow safety practices and applicable codes and specifications
    • locate and mark positions of fixture and pipe connections
    • cut openings to accommodate pipe and fittings

    All levels of training to earn a degree in plumbing combine classroom and practical components.

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