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South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) will begin a short-term Plumbing course at its New Iberia Campus in April.  

The short-term Plumbing course will offer five months of training, for a total of 500 hours. The course will be offered in the evenings from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 

Students enrolled in this course will earn certifications in NCCER Core, NCCER Plumbing Level 1, and NCCER Plumbing Level 2.  They will also prepare for the exit/entrance exam which they are required to pass before entering the Acadiana Plumbers Association apprenticeship program. 

Tuition for the course is $7,000, which includes tools and books. Students will keep the materials after they graduate so they are prepared for their apprenticeship. 

SLCC created this program in response to the plumbing industry’s growing need to fill positions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be a 5% increase in job opportunities for plumbers in the next 10 years.  

“A quality plumbing course that prepares someone for the exam and apprenticeship program creates a very bright career pathway for our students,” stated Joseph Trahan, Program Manager for Construction Trades in SLCC’s Workforce and Economic Division. 

SLCC created its Workforce and Economic Development division in 2015 to offer continuing education courses, leisure learning programs, and customized training for businesses across its eight-parish footprint in Acadiana. Its focus is providing short-term training programs to prepare residents to meet the demands of area businesses. 

For more information on SLCC’s short-term courses, email workforce@solacc.edu.

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