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Plumbing Design Engineering Technology

This program is deactivated as of summer 2010 - Please see an academic advisor if you have any questions.

Associate in Applied Science in Plumbing Design Engineering Technology is a 64-credit-hour program designed to train students interested in entering plumbing design and to upgrade the skills of persons currently employed in the area.

Certificate of Proficiency in Plumbing Design Engineering Technology is a 29-credit-hour program for persons who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in the plumbing design industry.

Certificate of Specialization in Plumbing Design Engineering Technology is a 17-credit-hour program designed primarily for persons who want information and skills related to their current job.

The coursework allows students to acquire design capability in a specific element of engineering through classroom work and laboratory work. In addition, students will be trained in the hydraulics of gravity flow and pressure flow, storm water control, pneumatics, pump characteristics, heat transfer, chemistry, fire suppression, building structures and report writing. Students should be advised that this is primarily an evening program.

Graduates of the program are qualified for positions in consulting engineering, architectural engineering and design-build contract offices.


Persons interested in plumbing design and engineering technology should possess:


  • Inclination toward mechanics
  • Analytical skills