Plumbing Career Diploma –Online Program

Offered by: Ashworth College

College credits:

Course length: 6 - 10 months



The Plumbing program provides students with a basic understanding of the materials, tools and processes used by plumbing professionals to complete residential and light-commercial plumbing assignments. Students learn safe-work practices, hand and power tool identification and operation, as well as the common fixtures and components used to assemble water and waste systems. The program also provides instruction on the design and installation of standard plumbing systems, plumbing applications to HVAC systems and specialty systems for recreation and irrigation.

After completing the Plumbing program, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the basic materials and tools used for standard residential plumbing projects and describe how they are applied as part of the construction and home-repair process.
  2. Outline the basic concepts and rules of construction safety and list the types of personal protective equipment used by construction technicians to stay safe on the job site.
  3. Perform the essential math, print-reading functions, and interpretation of plumbing codes required to execute standard plumbing services.
  4. Describe the components and assembly techniques required for the construction of standard piping and water supply systems.
  5. Describe the application and installation of standard plumbing fixtures and water-based appliances.
  6. Outline the plumbing systems required for related building systems such as HVAC, pools, and irrigation systems.
  7. Describe the career opportunities available in the plumbing profession and identify the key work characteristics of successful plumbers.


Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


With financial aid, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.

Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published cost of a course or program by taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit and/or $2000 Lifetime Learning Credit.
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.


Guild's courses are designed to support the needs of working adults.

You can take this course online, at your own speed. In addition to your self-paced materials, you will also participate in live, virtual sessions for one hour each week with peers and an instructor. You will receive support from your personal coach and a lead instructor - both are committed to your success. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.