This program provides students with the basics of installing and repairing plumbing systems–water pipes and drains–in residential and commercial buildings. Plumbers work inside and outside and must be able to relate to clients/customers. They must also be creative, able to think through problems and recognize that every job is unique.
Coursework includes sketching diagrams, interpreting blueprints, and practicing plumbing assembly. Students will learn about state codes and requirements and get an in-depth look at plumbing systems and their design and installation. Representatives from local plumbing companies and other industry experts will address students and offer opportunities for certification in various products available on the market today.
Students will acquire skills in soldering, blueprint reading, codes, layout of systems, and assembly of all types of piping including cast iron, pipe sketching, and threading pipes. Students will also be introduced to water heaters, water pumps, water treatment, septic tanks, community water, fixtures, faucets, valves, and other appliances.
This program takes approximately 9 months (1080 hours) to complete. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 7:45am-2:15pm.
Industry Certifications/State Credentials:
- NCCER Plumbing – Level 1
- NCCER Plumbing – Level 2
- NCCER Plumbing – Level 3
- NCCER Plumbing – Level 4
Obtainment Time Frame: In Program
Additional Certifications Obtained:
- OSHA 10 hour
- CPR and First Aid
Obtainment Time Frame: In program
Language, math and reading competencies are pre-assessed. The required basic skills grade levels are Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9 and must be met prior to program completion.
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Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
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