Why Choose The Academy

Join Piedmont Community College’s Plumbing Academy and gain industry-seeking certifications and credentials in only nine short weeks such as:

OSHA Forklift
NCCER: Plumbing Level I

Certification/Credential List


Basic safety and health information to entry-level workers in construction and general industry. It is part of the OSHA Outreach Training Program, explaining serious workplace hazards, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file an OSHA complaint.

OSHA Forklift

Instruction on the operation and maintenance of an industrial forklift. Core topics include forklift design, controls and instrumentation, pre-use inspection, safety awareness, and forklift stability. This course meets the training requirement for OSHA regulations

NCCER Core Introduction to Basic Construction Skills

A rigorous, industry-recognized program for career and technical education designed to meet the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training and modular in format, allowing for flexibility and custom task training.

NCCER: Plumbing Level I

If you want to enter the Plumbing industry, this course can help you get a foot in the door. Instruction will cover topics such as intro to plumbing safety, tools, drawings, plastic/copper/cast-iron pipe and fittings, intro to drain, waste, and vent (DWV) Systems, and intro to water systems.

How We Support You

Earn while you learn – $750

Students who register for the academy will be awarded $750.

Receive a Toolkit valued at $250

Students who register for the academy will receive a toolkit which includes items such a;
Power Drill
Lennox PVC Saw
11 in 1 multitool for Nuts
Copper Cutters
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Free Tuition

These courses will be 100% covered. Get trained for free!

Cost of books covered

Students registered will have the cost of text books covered.


Start Date: June 19th

End Date: August 24th

Class Meetings: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for the first two weeks of class (a time slot of one hour is allotted for lunch). For the final 7 weeks of the program, class will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Students will not attend class the week of July 4th).

In partnership with the CAGC Foundation and the NC Community College Systems Office

Jonathan Willis
Director, Continuing Education Programs
(336) 322-2160 | E143