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NLTCC launches new plumbing program

by Minden Press-Herald

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (NLTCC) is excited to announce the  start of its new Plumbing Program in partnership with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of  Louisiana (PHCCLA). The inaugural class of students will begin on August 12th on the NLTCC Shreveport  campus and will provide a fantastic opportunity for those interested in a career in plumbing. 

The plumbing program is a 48-credit hour technical diploma that combines classroom theory education  with hands-on activities. This blend of learning methods ensures students understand the fundamental  principles of plumbing while gaining practical skills through lab sessions and on-the-job training with paid apprenticeship opportunities. The curriculum is designed to meet industry standards, ensuring  graduates are well-prepared for the workforce. Upon completion of the 48-credit technical diploma and  3,500 apprenticeship on the job training hours, graduates will be eligible to take the Residential Plumber license test. Students can also return to NLTCC’s Plumbing year III and IV Workforce Program that will  give them the opportunity to prepare for the Journeyman license while completing the remaining 3,500 apprenticeship on the job training hours required for the test.  

NLTCC offers various credentials throughout the plumbing program, including: 

• Construction Laborer, Certificate of Technical Competency, OSHA-10 Certificate • Plumber Helper Level I, Certificate of Technical Studies 

• Plumber Helper Level II, Certificate of Technical Studies 

• Plumbing, Technical Diploma 

A career in plumbing offers numerous benefits, especially in Louisiana, where plumbers are in high  demand. In fact, more than 114,500 workers will be needed by 2028. The average technician’s salary in  Louisiana is more than $54,620 with benefits. It’s a stable career with excellent job security, competitive  wages, and opportunities for advancement. With the skills and credentials gained from NLTCC’s  program, graduates will be well-equipped to enter this rewarding field. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Plumbing Program at NLTCC or the available financial  aid opportunities, visit https://bit.ly/NLTCCPlumbing for more information or call 318-676-7811 to speak  to a member of the student services team. 

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