Plumbing Technology


If you like working with your hands, solving problems, and helping others, maybe a career as a plumber is right for you. Plumbers install, maintain, and repair piping systems that supply water and gas as well as waste removal from homes and businesses. 

Program at a Glance

Earning Potential

Enter a field that is predicting a 22% growth rate in Texas over the next ten years. The median salary in 2021 for a plumber starting out in the Gulf Coast region was $54,461, according to

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to take a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) exam for license as a tradesman plumber – limited license. As a licensed plumber, you'll have the opportunity to work in:

  • Residential and commercial 
  • Industrial and maintenance 
  • Independent business owner or contractor



Plumbing Technology, Occupational Certificate


The Occupational Certificate prepares you for an entry-level career. Our hands-on training will teach you the different types of water supply systems, reading and sketching blueprints, plumbing codes, and how to install and maintain plumbing piping and fixtures.

Length 2 Semesters
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 16 credits for this certificate in two semesters.
Abacus Plumbing partners with San Jac


Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical has partnered with San Jacinto College to outfit the College’s new Plumbing Technology Program at the North Campus.

After committing to support the program, Abacus sought out the support of one of their long-time valued suppliers, National Wholesale Supply, to donate tools, equipment, piping, hardware, and other plumbing materials for the students to use in their hands-on training lab.

Have Questions?

The Plumbing Technology Occupational Certificate Program is led by experienced instructors who are experts in the field, and who are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.
Durrell Dickens
Dept Chair, Industrial Tech
(281) 998-6150x7346