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The Plumbing Technology program prepares students for entry into the plumbing industry.   Core concepts to be covered include the following: print reading; estimating; backflow prevention; residential/commercial plumbing; plumbing code review; drain/waste/vent pipe and fittings; water volume and distribution requirements; and installation/testing of materials.

Associate of Applied Science
(or Technical Certificate)

$25,000– $35,000 per year

Below is a list of items Northwest Tech’s Admissions Team will need prior to your acceptance into the Collision Repair program.

  • A Northwest Tech Application Completed and Submitted

  • High School or GED Transcript Submitted

  • (If Applicable) College Transcript Submitted

  • ACT or AccuPlacer Scores Submitted (AccuPlacer Testing can be scheduled on-site at the Northwest Tech campus)

Required items can be submitted in person at the Northwest Tech campus, via postal mail addressed to: Northwest Tech Admissions, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, KS, or through email communications with

New program since 2022.


  • Interpret plumbing blueprints
  • Generate estimates for plumbing work
  • Analyze residential and commercial plumbing needs
  • Install and repair plumbing fixtures and systems
  • Install and test backflow prevention devices
  • Determine water volume and distribution requirements
  • Design drain/waste/vent (DWV) sizing requirements
  • Interpret and comply with plumbing code and OSHA regulations