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TR-1200N

Plumber's Helper

Online Credential Training

Learn to work alongside experienced plumbers, assisting with installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems.

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$37,650
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NM, NE, NV, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, WI

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We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $173 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $2,000 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options.

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*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

What Does a Plumber’s Helper Do?

Plumber’s Helpers assist experienced plumbers with installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing systems. They perform tasks like unclogging pipes, repairing toilets, replacing faucet washers, and removing sewer line debris. With basic plumbing knowledge and mechanical skills, they help troubleshoot equipment failures and water pressure issues. This physically demanding role requires dexterity, strength, stamina, and good communication skills. Working in both residential and commercial settings, Plumber’s Helpers gain valuable experience, preparing them to advance to apprentices or journeymen and explore numerous career opportunities in plumbing.

42,600
Entry Level Jobs in the US
Plumber’s helpers jobs will see available jobs grow 15%+ over the next 10 years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
TR-1200N
Plumber's Helper

The TN-1200 Plumber's Helper program at MedCerts prepares students for entry-level plumbing positions. This program equips learners with job-ready skills and credentials to transition into the plumbing industry. The curriculum covers plumbing basics, pipe joining and repair, plumbing fixtures and fittings, troubleshooting, electrical for plumbing and workplace safety.

Students engage with a mix of video lectures, skills demonstrations, interactive 3D simulations, and virtual hands-on practice, helping them stay engaged and retain knowledge faster. The program includes a Career Exploration Tool, which offers simulation-based career exploration to help learners align their career paths with their interests.

Graduates earn a "Job-Ready Certificate", providing foundational knowledge of occupational safety and health standards. They also gain access to BlueRecruit, a job platform built for the trades, which automatically matches them with local job opportunities. This innovative approach ensures students are well-prepared and confident to tackle real-world plumbing challenges.

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  1. Understanding systems, using tools, safety protocols, and applying mathematical concepts.
  2. Knowledge of materials, regulations, demolition techniques, and ladder safety.
  3. Techniques for various pipe materials and procedures for repairs.
  4. Installation methods, understanding components, caulking, and fixture support.
  5. Maintenance techniques, drain cleaning methods, and troubleshooting toilets and sinks.
  6. Understanding concepts, using a multimeter, and adhering to safety protocols.
  7. Basic construction skills and drywall repair techniques.
  8. Understanding components, operation, maintenance, and retrofitting techniques.
  9. Practical application of troubleshooting skills for plumbing and electrical issues.
  10. Collaboration, effective communication, customer satisfaction strategies, conflict resolution, and maintaining professionalism.
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. A PC/Mac Computer
  4. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video-based training
  2. Interactive 3D simulations and virtual hands-on practice
  3. Career Exploration Tool with simulation-based career exploration

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
PL 1010

Explore a Career in Plumbing

2 hours
Length
Week
Duration

Learn about a career in plumbing from professionals on the job and experience common plumber job duties in 3D simulations.  Plumbers are the ultimate warriors of modern civilization, providing essential services to keep our homes and businesses flowing smoothly. From designing intricate blueprints to installing delicate pipes for water accessibility, drainage systems or sewage - they take on a variety of projects with great expertise in order to ensure that any structure is equipped with a healthy plumbing system.

PL 1011

Getting Started

7 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1011: Getting Started course from MedCerts introduces the fundamentals of plumbing. You'll learn how plumbing systems work, become familiar with basic plumbing tools, and understand essential safety practices. The course also covers trades math and practical geometry, providing a solid foundation for your plumbing career.

PL 1012

Plumbing Basics

4 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1012: Plumbing Basics course from MedCerts provides an overview of essential plumbing materials and codes. You'll learn about plumbing demolition techniques and important safety practices, including ladder and fall safety. This course equips you with the foundational knowledge needed for a successful career in plumbing.

PL 1013

Pipe Joining & Repair

13 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1012: Plumbing Basics course from MedCerts provides an essential foundation in plumbing. You'll gain an understanding of plumbing materials and codes, learn effective plumbing demolition techniques, and master crucial ladder and fall safety practices. This course prepares you with the fundamental skills needed to excel in the plumbing industry.

PL 1014

Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings

7 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1014: Pipe Joining & Repair course from MedCerts covers essential techniques for joining and repairing various types of pipes. You'll learn plastic joining methods, and participate in hands-on labs for steel, cast iron, PEX, PVC/ABS, and copper pipe joining. The course also includes detailed procedures for repairing plastic, metallic, and cast iron piping, providing comprehensive skills for effective pipe work in residential settings.

PL 1015

Plumbing Fixtures Troubleshooting & Replacement

12 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1015: Plumbing Fixtures Troubleshooting & Replacement course from MedCerts provides a comprehensive understanding of plumbing fixtures. You'll learn about fixture installation, tubular and fixture trim, caulking and sealing, and the use of hangers and supports. The course also covers fittings and valves, equipping you with the skills needed to troubleshoot and replace plumbing fixtures effectively.

PL 1016

Electrical for Plumbing

5 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1016: Electrical for Plumbing course covers essential aspects of plumbing maintenance and troubleshooting. You will learn about drain cleaning procedures, toilet shims, and toilet troubleshooting and replacement. The course also includes closet flange and toilet installation, as well as kitchen sink troubleshooting and installation, providing you with comprehensive skills for effective plumbing maintenance and repair.

PL 1017

Construction for Plumbing

2 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1017: Construction for Plumbing course introduces fundamental electrical concepts essential for plumbing professionals. You will learn how to use a multimeter and understand critical electrical safety practices. This course equips you with the knowledge needed to handle electrical aspects in plumbing construction safely and effectively.

PL 1018

Water Heaters

8 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1018: Water Heaters course provides a comprehensive introduction to water heaters. You will learn about the operation of electric and gas water heaters, as well as essential maintenance practices. The course also covers tankless retrofit, equipping you with the skills needed to manage various water heating systems effectively.

PL 1019

Master Your Trade Simulations

2 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1019: Master Your Trade Simulations course provides practical, hands-on experience through advanced simulations. You will engage in kitchen sink troubleshooting assessment simulations and toilet troubleshooting and replacement assessment simulations. This course ensures you are well-prepared to handle real-world plumbing challenges with confidence.

PL 1020

Industry Certifications

10 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The PL-1020: Industry Certifications course prepares you for the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry certification, available in both English and Spanish. This certification enhances your safety knowledge and credentials, ensuring you are well-equipped for the plumbing industry.

TR 1011

Workplace Professionalism

5 hours
Length
Week
Duration

The TR-1011: Workplace Professionalism course equips you with essential skills for success in any professional environment. You will learn how to work effectively on a team, communicate efficiently, avoid callbacks, deal with difficult customers, and maintain a professional image. This course ensures you are well-prepared to handle workplace challenges with confidence and competence.

Code Course Duration
PL 1010 Week
PL 1011 Week
PL 1012 Week
PL 1013 Week
PL 1014 Week
PL 1015 Week
PL 1016 Week
PL 1017 Week
PL 1018 Week
PL 1019 Week
PL 1020 Week
TR 1011 Week
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Eligible Certifications

Plumber's Helper

Job Opportunities

Plumber’s Helper

$0 – $0*
Estimated Salary

Plumbing Assistant

$0 – $0*
Estimated Salary

Pre-Apprenticeship Plumber

$0 – $0*
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.