Plumbing & Heating

Plumbing & Heating is a two-year program providing instruction in all phases of repair, maintenance and installation of plumbing and heating equipment. The first year of the program is spent in the plumbing lab learning to work with all types of pipes, joints, traps, fixtures and pumps. In the second year, students studythree types of oil heating systems--warm air, hot water and steam. They will become involved in the practice of installation, maintenance and adjustment of equipment, as well as the wiring of electrical components of oil burners, including troubleshooting, testing and adjusting.

Completion of the Plumbing program gives women and men eligibility to take the Journeyman in Training Plumbing examination, and completion of the Heating program gives eligibility to take the Journeyman in Training Oil Burner License examination.

Graduates qualify as mechanics in plumbing, heating and water pump service. They will also find employment opportunities with plumbing and heating contractors and as maintenance workers, plumbing and heating draftspersons, plumbing and heating warehouse workers and salespersons. Additional experience may provide opportunities as supervisors or operators of their own businesses.