Advanced Technology Center
Plumbing Technology

EPCC at ATC has developed a program to teach PLUMBING Be a Professional PLUMBER. Plumbing is one of the highest paid trades in El Paso. This program is designed to increase the knowledge base that is required to secure a placement and will give students a competitive advantage. The curriculum is based on open entry and interactive instruction combined with textbook learning and hands on lab experiences. A plumber typically works in small, medium, and large companies on a variety of projects. Some plumbers and companies specialize in either the residential, commercial, industrial sector. Many plumbers have their own business.

What is a Plumber? According to one dictionary, a plumber is someone that fits and repairs water pipes. When you find out what a plumber does, it is much more complex than that. They also install and repair water systems as well as waste disposal and drainage for a home. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures, sinks, bathtubs and toilets. You may also call in a plumber to install that new dishwasher. When all of a sudden you are taking a cold shower, it may be time to call in a plumber to install a new water heater. When that toilet won’t unclog, find a plumber.

The Plumbing program is designed to increase the knowledge base to give the students a competitive advantage in the plumbing industry. The Program includes both classroom and shop activity and requires homework. To be able to past the pluming state test. We are offering you a free preparation class for your state license. Great! When? After you finish your one year program at ATC.

In the past, a person who wants to be a plumber had to have a connection to a family business. Today plumbers use sophisticated tools and specialized knowledge.



 Courses Offered

  • Safety Plumbing Equipment, Regulations, & Blue Prints
  • Pipe Assembly (Soldering, Brazing, & Welding
  • Plumbing Mathematics
  • Plumbing I
  • Plumbing II
  • Maintenance Plumbing
  • Plumbing Codes I
  • Plumbing Codes II


 Job Opportunities

Job announcements usually appear in newspapers, and are sent to vocational schools and other places where candidates are to be found. Experienced plumbers involved in construction work are dispatched to jobs by their union local on a first-in, first-out basis.

Wages vary widely, depending upon geographic location, the company size, and whether the employer is unionized. Non-union inexperienced plumbers usually earn from the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. Non-union apprentices usually earn start at the minimum wage to $35.00 an hour. Experienced non-union plumbers earn from $7.00 to $36.00 per hour.