There are schools offering plumbing courses in California!
Schools Offering Plumbing Programs in California
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The top-ranked school in California that has a plumbing program is Wyotech-Fremont. Wyotech-Fremont, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Fremont. In 2010, 32 students graduated from Wyotech-Fremont's plumbing program. The tuition rate at Wyotech-Fremont was $16,099 per year.
The second-ranked school in California with a plumbing program is Wyotech-Long Beach, which is located in Long Beach. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, 95 students graduated from Wyotech-Long Beach plumbing program. The tuition rate at Wyotech-Long Beach was $17,407 per year.
Foothill College, which is located in Los Altos, is the third-ranked school in California that has a plumbing program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Foothill College plumbing program. Tuition at Foothill College was $894 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of California's plumbing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,740 per year, though tuition can range from $17,407 per year to $658 per year. In 2010, the plumbing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:
- Wyotech-Long Beach - located in Long Beach, students are charged $17,407 per year
- Wyotech-Fremont - located in Fremont, students are charged $16,099 per year
- Foothill College - located in Los Altos, students are charged $894 per year
The plumbing schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- San Diego City College - located in San Diego, students are charged $658 per year
- College of San Mateo - located in San Mateo, students are charged $658 per year
- Los Angeles Trade Technical College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $700 per year
A plumbing certificate from a California school... what next?
The highest percentage of plumbing graduates in California pursue careers as a plumber. 32,770 plumbers were working in California in 2010. The California counties with the largest populations of plumbers are:
- Los Angeles County - 6,630 plumbers
- San Diego County - 3,780 plumbers
- Orange County - 3,570 plumbers
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of plumbers is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 49,200 plumbers working in the California then.
On average, a plumber earns a salary of $56,330 per year in California state. However, California plumbers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,760 per year to more than $153,740 per year in 2010. A plumber in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- San Benito County - $74,050 per year
- Alameda County - $69,800 per year
- Sonoma County - $68,090 per year
On average, plumbers earns the least in the following California counties:
- Tulare County - $35,820 per year
- Riverside County - $41,070 per year
- Madera County - $41,530 per year
For more data regarding a career in plumbing in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or plumbing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Plumbing in California
- Certificate in Plumbing in California
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|7,962 miles from location||City College of San Francisco||San Francisco||CA||19.5231||n/a||32,950|
|7,833 miles from location||Bakersfield College||Bakersfield||CA||15.0744||n/a||18,402|
|7,954 miles from location||Foothill College||Los Altos||CA||21.5152||n/a||18,293|
|7,787 miles from location||San Diego City College||San Diego||CA||12.0991||n/a||18,074|
|7,823 miles from location||Los Angeles Trade Technical College||Los Angeles||CA||12.531||n/a||15,968|
|7,961 miles from location||College of San Mateo||San Mateo||CA||15.1982||n/a||11,310|
|7,826 miles from location||Wyotech-Long Beach||Long Beach||CA||30.384||100%||1,477|
|7,941 miles from location||Wyotech-Fremont||Fremont||CA||31.6257||100%||1,452|
Curious what studying Plumbing gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in California
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters +||32,770||$56,330||-32.4%|
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