Plumbing Journeymen

If you have earned a Journeyman card from a registered Plumbing Apprenticeship, you may be eligible to receive college credit for the learning and expertise you already have toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Plumbing degree.

  • If eligible, you will receive 40 credits for prior learning. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits toward the requirements for the AAS degree at GateWay Community College. 

    • Tuition information for the remaining classes can be found here.

Program Courses

An example of the remaining classes required to complete your degree after Credit for Prior Learning is awarded are below.

Course Credits
FYE 101/103 3
ENG 101 3
ENG 102 3
COM 1-+ 3
CRE 101 3
MAT 12+ 3-5
Humanities, Arts, Design 3
Social-Behavioral Sciences 3
Natural Sciences 4

Get Started

In order to receive Credit for Prior Learning, you will need to:

  1. Submit a valid Plumbing Journeyman Card to the GateWay Apprenticeships Office at with the subject line “Plumbing Journeyman Card for Verification.”  They will contact the AZ State Office of Apprenticeships and verify that your Journeyman Card meets the requirements.
  2. Upon verification, meet with an Advisor to:
    1. Become an active GateWay Community College student with an eligible Construction Trades - Mechanical Trades: Plumbing AAS degree listed as your declared major. GateWay holds One-Stop Sessions for advising, placement testing, enrollment, applying for financial aid, etc. When we have verified your Plumbing Journeyman Card we will send you the link.

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