Free Plumbing Training, Classes & Lessons

Free plumbing courses are mainly available online in video or read-only formats. They typically don't give credits towards certification, but provide vital information for the field. Read on for resources that offer these courses. Schools offering Plumbing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Free Plumbing Courses

Plumbing deals primarily with the multitudes of pipe systems and fixtures that supply water or sanitary disposal to a residential home or commercial business. For those who want to learn the basics of this profession for free, courses are available both online and at brick-and-mortar schools. Some courses are geared toward the do-it-yourselfer (DIYer), while others are for those interested in a future career in plumbing. Online courses might provide reading materials and videos; local schools typically combine reading materials and hands-on training.

Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter's 'Plumbing in Your Home' section is a great starter tool for everyday, DIY fixes to plumbing problems. The site is replete with high-level overviews, tips and videos spanning from bathroom plumbing to laundry room plumbing tips. Through these instructional web pages and videos, you will get a grasp on topics such as toilet maintenance, locating and fixing leaks, and septic tank maintenance. No registration is needed to access these resources, and most of the material is beginner-intermediate level in difficulty. Some additional topics covered are:

  • Recovering jewelry and other items from a drain
  • Tips about kitchen sinks
  • Solutions to clogs in sewer lines
  • Preventing floods
  • Restoration after water damage
  • Commercial plumbing
  • Water heaters
  • Water conservation

Midway Vo-Tech

Midway Vo-Tech is a private college located in Oakdale, Minnesota, that offers a 'Trimester Accelerated Construction Training' program (TACT), which is a survey course that provides free, hands-on training. The course has no prerequisites with regard to education or experience level, and lasts for roughly three months, meeting from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Mondays through Fridays. Although the course is free, students will be responsible for buying their own textbooks. Additionally, Midway Vo-Tech offers a paid, entry-level summer internship that gives high school seniors and recent graduates hands-on experience within the plumbing trade. Both the internship and the TACT program cover all of the following trades:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Carpentry
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

Alison.com

Alison.com is an online, for-profit organization that provides free courses over a wide array of topics. Within the field of plumbing, the website provides a 'Diploma in Plumbing Studies' course, which gives highly in-depth modules that cover everything from tool usage to pipes and fittings. The course consists of over 100 topics spanning 18 modules, and takes an estimated 10 to 15 hours to complete. It is formatted with videos and readings, as well as three assessments, all of which must be passed in order to complete the course. Although the course is free, there is a charge for obtaining a certificate of completion if you want one, with the options of getting a digital, PDF certificate or a physical certificate mailed to you. In order to access the course, you must make a free, online account with Alison.com. Some modules that are taught in the course include:

  • Plumbing safety
  • Plumbing math
  • Cast-iron pipes
  • Copper pipes
  • Steel pipes
  • Plastic pipes
  • Corrugated stainless steel tubing
  • Fixtures
  • Drain, waste and vent (DWV) systems

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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The schools in the listing below are not free and may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users. Tuition and costs will vary across programs and locations. Be sure to always request tuition information before starting a program.

Popular Schools

  • Penn Foster

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    • Certificates

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  • Penn Foster High School

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  • Fortis College

    Fortis College responds quickly to information requests through this website.

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  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

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    • Wisconsin: Shell Lake
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute

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    • South Dakota: Rapid City
  • Wes Watkins Technology Center

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    • Oklahoma: Wetumka
  • Washington County Community College

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    • Maine: Calais
  • Vincennes University

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    • Indiana: Vincennes
  • New England Institute of Technology

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    • Rhode Island: Warwick
  • Tohono O'Odham Community College

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    • Arizona: Sells