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Certificate of Completion in Plumbing Code Technology

Division of Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 3053

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Certificate of Completion

 

Why major in Plumbing Code Technology?

The Plumbing Code Technology certificate of completion program is designed to accomplish the following:

      1. Offer the opportunity to fulfill the credentials for state-approved licensing requirements adopted by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, administered by the Department of Community Affairs;
      2. Provide currently-licensed plumbing code enforcement personnel a means by which to upgrade their educational credentials; and
      3. Prepare individuals for plumbing inspector-related employment in private industry.

The underlying principle of this certificate of completion program is the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the people in so far as they are affected by plumbing code construction regulations.

If I major in Plumbing Code Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The major is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, but courses earned upon program completion may be applied to an associate’s degree program at ECC. Also, many four-year colleges and universities may apply some or all of the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree, depending upon their program requirements.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 8 credits each semester, you can complete the certificate of commpletion in two years. You may shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer. Note that most students enrolled in the program are working in the field and attend classes in the evening; i.e., are considered part-time students.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400 or the Director of Academic Programs (West Essex Campus) at (973) 877-1912.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Review construction plans in terms of compliance with applicable state and local uniform construction and plumbing codes;
  • Determine whether construction is in conformance with approved plans;
  • Apply technical and administrative code-related knowledge in plumbing code enforcement; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to write technical reports, communicate well with others during site visits/inspections, and effectively work as a member of a team.

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(18 credits)

UCC 109 Subcode Official (3 credits)
UCC 110 Construction Official (3 credits)
UCC 151 Plumbing Inspector ICS (8 credits)
UCC 250 Plumbing Inspector HHS (4 credits)

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(12 credits)

ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ARC 131 Construction Methods I (3 credits)
ARC 132 Construction Methods II (3 credits)

Total Credits Required for Certificate of Completion: 30

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
UCC 109 Subcode Official (3 credits)
UCC 151 Plumbing Inspector ICS (8 credits)

Second Semester
UCC 110 Construction Official (3 credits)
UCC 250 Plumbing Inspector HHS (4 credits)

Third Semester
ENG 101 College Compostition I (3 credits)
ARC 131 Construction Methods I (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ARC 132 Construction Methods II (3 credits)

 

NOTE: This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.