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VC offering Plumbing Level 1 course Sept. 22-Dec. 17

A Plumbing Level 1 course will be offered by Victoria College on Sept. 22-Dec. 17.

Victoria College will offer a Plumbing Level 1 course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 22-Dec. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at VC’s Liberty Street Industrial Training Center.

The cost for the course is $600 and includes all materials. Scholarships and financial aid are available.

The course will provide an introduction to the plumbing profession, safety and tools. Students will also learn plumbing math and drawings.

“The students will learn the fundamentals of plumbing and all the tools used in the industry,” said instructor Bobby Stevens, who has taught at VC for three years and owned Stevens Plumbing & Repair in Victoria since 1979. “They will learn how to read blueprints, do some soldering and learn how to do compression fittings.”

Stevens said there is a shortage of plumbers in the Crossroads region.

“Qualified plumbers are always in high demand,” Stevens said.

Students must first successfully complete the Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills course before taking the Plumbing Level 1 course.

Due to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, students will be required to wear a facial covering, have their temperatures taken and pass a health screening before entering the classroom. Social distancing will also be required.

VC’s Liberty Street Industrial Training Center is located at 1404 N. Liberty Street in Victoria.

For more information or to register, call (361) 582-2528 or email AskCE@VictoriaCollege.edu.