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Plumbing Schools in California

There are seven schools in the state of California offering plumbing programs. 212 students graduated from programs at California plumbing schools in 2010. 205 of all these students graduated with certificates and seven of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

249 students graduate from plumbing programs in California, on average, each year. This accounts for about 13% of students who US schools graduate from plumbing programs. More specifically, 205 students graduated with certificates in plumbing and seven with a degree at the associate's level.

Seven plumbing schools are in California. And of these, five schools are public, while two schools are private. While tuition at a public plumbing school varies from $658 to $894, tuition at a private plumbing school varies from $16,099 to $17,407.

Average tuition for programs in plumbing is $1,222. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $658 every year, is at San Diego City College, while the highest tuition for plumbing programs, which is $17,407 every year, is at Wyotech-Long Beach.

Schools in California offer certificates and associates degrees in plumbing.

Plumbing Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

249 students graduate from plumbing programs in California, on average, each year. This accounts for about 13% of students who US schools graduate from plumbing programs. More specifically, 205 students graduated with certificates in plumbing and seven with a degree at the associate's level.

Plumbing Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 414
  • Certificate 2007: 452
  • Certificate 2008: 277
  • Certificate 2009: 236
  • Certificate 2010: 205
  • Associate 2006: 4
  • Associate 2007: 5
  • Associate 2008: 10
  • Associate 2009: 4
  • Associate 2010: 7

Plumbing Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of ten programs in plumbing. Of these programs, close to 70% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Plumbing Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 3

Career Trends

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters — Salary by Percentile

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters — Salary by Percentile

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22110
  • 25th Percentile: 25930
  • Median: 29880
  • 75th Percentile: 38220
  • 90th Percentile: 58380

Plumbers — Salary by Percentile

Plumbers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29280
  • 25th Percentile: 38860
  • Median: 52900
  • 75th Percentile: 71300
  • 90th Percentile: 91730

Career Trends

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters — Employment Trend

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters — Employment Trend

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26580
  • Median Salary 2007: 27740
  • Median Salary 2008: 28930
  • Median Salary 2009: 29050
  • Median Salary 2010: 29880
  • Total Employed 2006: 7360
  • Total Employed 2007: 7590
  • Total Employed 2008: 6830
  • Total Employed 2009: 5260
  • Total Employed 2010: 4100

Plumbers — Employment Trend

Plumbers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44730
  • Median Salary 2007: 46560
  • Median Salary 2008: 50050
  • Median Salary 2009: 51210
  • Median Salary 2010: 52900
  • Total Employed 2006: 48770
  • Total Employed 2007: 47690
  • Total Employed 2008: 45860
  • Total Employed 2009: 38180
  • Total Employed 2010: 32770

California vs National Plumbing Employment

California vs National Plumbing Employment

  • Employed in California: 8.853% (36870)

Plumbing Schools in California

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1. Wyotech - Long Beach

2161 Technology Place
Long Beach, CA 90810-3800
(562) 624-9530x163

Wyotech-Long Beach is near the center of the city and it offers one program in plumbing. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering plumbing.

2. Wyotech - Fremont

200 Whitney Place
Fremont, CA 94539
(800) 248-8585

Wyotech-Fremont, which is near Fremont, is in a rural setting and it offers one program in plumbing. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of California offering plumbing.

3. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4181
(213) 763-7000

Los Angeles Trade Technical College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in plumbing. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in plumbing and one degree at the associate's level in plumbing. 15,734 students pursue degrees in 92 Los Angeles Trade Technical College programs, overall. This school is the third largest institution in the state of California offering plumbing in terms of programs.

4. City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
(415) 239-3000

City College of San Francisco offers one plumbing program and it is 3.8 miles from the heart of downtown. This college is a public 2-year institution. This community college ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

5. The College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
(650) 574-6161

The College of San Mateo is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1922. This college, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Mateo, CA. It offers subjects including computer science and real estate. It offers students 69 certificates and 65 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 10,288 students sought degrees from the 69 programs at this college. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

6. San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
(619) 388-3400

San Diego City College offers two plumbing programs. Out of those, it offers students one plumbing certificate and one associate's level plumbing degree. It is in the center of San Diego. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering plumbing programs.

7. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College is located in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California and this school offers one plumbing program. 17,474 students pursue degrees in 150 Foothill College programs, overall. This school ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

8. Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
(661) 395-4011

Bakersfield College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two plumbing programs. Out of those, it offers one plumbing certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in plumbing. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the largest institution in the state of California offering plumbing.