Intro to Plumbing is an entry level program teaches students about fittings, fixtures, equipment, material types, systems and how to read plumbing-related blueprints. Through class participation, students will be able to understand the process from system design through building turnover, differentiate between construction phases, compare what systems are needed in main building types, and gain skills to assist in job closeout.



Individuals who would benefit from gaining a foundational understanding of plumbing basics in their professional roles. 



  • Become familiar with plumbing fittings, fixtures, equipment, systems, and material types.
  • Read and interpret basic plumbing-related blueprints and documents to help find and solve typical plumbing issues.
  • Explore the basic mechanics and theory behind plumbing systems and observe how plumbing systems go from concept to installation.
  • Learn about plumbing specialty systems and their applications.



  • Plumbing Systems
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Fixtures
  • Specialty Systems



September 28 - November 2, 2023 (Virtual+ Field Trip to the Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center)

There will be 2 "Groups" offered concurrently. Applicants will be asked for their group preference, but acceptance into the program and into the preferred group is not guaranteed. 



Tuition for the virtual program is $250.



Registration is now closed. 

Please check back for further offerings. 


NOTE: You are not accepted into the program until you receive notification of your acceptance into the program.




  • Cancellation by attendee 14 or more days prior to the start date of an event or training program: 100% refund.
  • Cancellation by attendee 7-13 days prior to the start date of an event or training program: 50% refund.
  • No refund will be given for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the start date of an event or training program. If cancellation is due to illness or emergency, credit may be extended for a future event or training program. 
  • In the event that MCA of Western Washington cancels an event or training program, a full refund will be provided.


MCAWW educational programs are open to Western Washington Mechanical Contracting Industry Improvement Fund contributors.