Plumbing Technology AAS

Plumbing Class

Pursue Comprehensive Plumber Training to Prepare for a Successful Career

The Plumbing Technology program at MSU-Northern integrates theory and application of industry practices for a well-rounded plumbing education. The College of Technical Sciences' plumbing school is the only one of its kind in Montana, and it has the broad support of the state's plumbing industry.

  • Prepare for a successful career in the construction industry with thorough plumber training that offers a strong technical and academic foundation.
  • Enter a stable field that is in demand for skilled employees and offers opportunity for advancement.

Plumbing Education Program: Practical. Thorough.

  • Earn an associate of applied science degree from MSU-N's renowned plumbing school and be immediately qualified to work as an apprentice plumber.
  • Study up-to-date plumbing materials, technology, and installation practices through hands-on and classroom experiences.
  • Learn the requirements of the state plumbing code for practical application in the field.
  • Practice essential skills through lab courses and plumber training foundation classes.

Plumbing Education Faculty: Committed to Students. Industry Experts.

  • Learn from MSU-Northern's plumbing school faculty that brings abundant experience to the classroom, offering expert technical and academic guidance to students.
  • Achieve success and graduate as a valuable asset to the plumbing industry by working alongside the teaching staff at MSU-N's plumbing school that is committed to helping students.

Plumbing School Courses: Comprehensive. Hands-on.

Diverse Practical Skills – Cover diverse topics in pipe fitting, waste management, plumbing codes, and blueprint reading to build a strong foundation in the plumbing field.

Thorough Training – Build a solid foundation of required coursework which includes general education core classes, technical/applied arts courses, and plumbing classes for a comprehensive plumber training curriculum.

Career Outlook for Plumbers

Earning a degree from the plumbing school at Montana State University-Northern grants you access to one of the state's largest and highest paid construction careers. Nationwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates faster than average growth for plumber jobs. Graduates of the associate degree program are qualified to perform joint making and installation necessary to work under the supervision of a licensed journeyman plumber and, following three additional years of on the job plumber training, apply for a journeyman plumber license.


Lorren Schlotfeldt
   Office: Brockmann Center 207
   Phone: (406) 265-3567