Plumbing Technology

Feb 21, 2017

Eastern Maine Community College is pleased to announce that its newest program of study – Certificate in Plumbing Technology – will begin in the fall of 2017.  The Plumbing certificate is being offered in partnership with United Technologies Center (UTC) in Bangor. UTC’s plumbing lab will be used to deliver the theory and practical components of the plumbing curriculum.  General education courses associated with the program will be delivered on EMCC’s main campus.  Both facilities are located on the Hogan Road in Bangor.

The development of the Plumbing Technology program was in direct response to industry need.  “Over the years, we’ve received many requests to develop a plumbing program,” stated Liz Russell, Dean of Academic Affairs.  “We are fortunate that UTC has lab space available for the College to launch this new program.”  According to ONET, the U.S. Department of Labor’s employment website, it is anticipated that there will be at least 30 annual openings for licensed Plumbers in the State of Maine.

EMCC’s plumbing program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the tools and materials used by plumbing professionals to complete residential and light commercial plumbing projects.  Students will have opportunities to become proficient in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of standard plumbing systems in accordance with the Maine State Plumbing Code. According to Dean Russell, “students can potentially complete the plumbing program in nine months which is an attractive option for those looking to retrain and quickly renter the workforce.”

“UTC is delighted and proud to partner with EMCC on this exciting and important EMCC program addition,” stated Greg Miller, Director of United Technologies Center.  There is a great need for trained and licensed technicians in Central Maine; the new EMCC program will be significant in filling that void.

Program Information Page

Applications for the plumbing program are now being accepted.  For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 207-974-4680 or email

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