Plumbing offers 2 one-year programs providing instruction in all phases of plumbing and heating technology. The students will learn installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing and heating equipment.
In Plumbing year 1, students will learn types of piping and fittings and the tools required for their proper installation. Plumbing installations will be completed within our shop. Students will learn about different pumps, tanks and plumbing fixtures and be involved in installation and service of the equipment. Domestic water heating by electricity, gas, oil and solar will be understood.
In Plumbing year 2, students will learn the basics of oil and gas heating systems. They will learn to use the tools to maintain, install and troubleshoot heating systems. Boilers and furnaces will be worked on in our lab. Students will be involved in the installation, maintenance, and adjustment of equipment. This will require skills learned in piping, wiring, control circuitry, and sheet metal. Hot air ductwork and hydronic heat distribution units, such as baseboard and radiant, will be installed as zone of heat in our shop. Solar, wood and refrigeration will be explored as heating sources in the trades. Employed honor students will have the opportunity to test for Journeyman-in-training for oil licensing.
Both courses use a nationally recognized curriculum with a national registry for qualified students. Graduates have basic entry-level skills to enter the workforce or continue their education in Plumbing & Heating at a technical college.
National Association of Home Builders Plumbing
National Oilheat Research Alliance Bronze Course
OSHA 10 hour Course