• Plumbing Technology

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Trained workers in the Plumbing and Heating fields are in high demand in today's world.  The Plumbing & Heating field has been established by the Federal Government as a "Bright Outlook" field meaning employment is expected to grow rapidly for the next several years and will have large amounts of openings including in areas of new and emerging occupations.  Students will assemble, install and repair pipes, plumbing fixtures, and drainage systems according to specifications of the International Plumbing Codes (IPC).  Students will learn how to install radiant heating systems, water heaters and boilers.

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    A strong work ethic is the most important factor when talking

    about success.  The ability to interpret diagrams and specifications
    is important. You should also have a working knowledge of math and measuring,

    good mechanical aptitude, average reading ability and good

    physical stamina.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Safety and Measurement

    ·         Use of Tools and Equipment 

    ·         Pipe Fabrication 

    ·         Design and Installation of Bathrooms

    ·         Installation of Water Heaters

    ·       Installation of Boilers 
    POTENTIAL CAREER
    •   Plumber
    •  Pipelayer
    •  Pipefitter
    •  Steamfitter
    •  Plumbing Inspector
    •  Service Technician
    •   Installation Technician
    •    Maintenance Technician
    •   Job Estimator
    •  Specification Writer
    •  Production/Manufacturing Supervisor
    •   Heating Plant Technician
    •  Inspector
    •   Project Manager
    •   Sales Representative
    •   Purchasing Agent
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Private Contractors

    ·         Plumbing Supply Companies

    ·         Building Supply Companies

    ·         Federal, State and Local Governments

    ·         Industry and Institutions (Maintenance)

    ·         Heating Supply Companies

    ·         Air Conditioning Supply Companies

    ·         Fuel Oil Companies
     
    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE
    •   OSHA CareerSafe