Plumbing & Heating
Instructor Michael Wentling | East Campus | CIP Code 46.0503
This program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in the industry. Students in this program are involved in classroom and practical learning experiences designed to help them develop the necessary skills to be successful in the industry.
Plumbers and pipe fitters assemble, install, alter, and repair pipes and pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids and gasses for sanitation, industrial and other uses. They also install plumbing fixtures, appliances, and heating systems. Safe and proper mechanical practices are essential components as they help to protect the health and well-being of the nation.
The hands-on approach to training will cover layout, assembly, installation and repair of pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems according to manuals, specifications and plumbing codes. Also included are the installing, repairing, operating and testing of various types of residential and commercial heating equipment and the controls necessary for their operation.
Graduates of this program are prepared for entry level work, apprenticeship opportunities, and post-secondary education.
NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research
The Plumbing and Heating program participates in NCCER. This curricula and training process is supported by trade associations, contractors, schools, construction and maintenance users, pipeline operators, manufacturers, and third-party training providers. Visit www.nccer.org for further information.
PBA – Pennsylvania Builder’s Association
The program is a PBA endorsed program, which allows students who complete the program at the competent and above level to earn a PBA Certification. Visit www.pabuilders.org for more information.
Pipelayer, Pipefitter or Steamfitter
Oil Burner Service & Installer
CAREER PATHWAYS CAN LEAD TO:*
*Requires post-secondary training.
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
College Advanced Credits:
Harrisburg Area Community College - Up to 6 credits
Pennsylvania College of Technology - Up to 5 credits
There are specific costs for textbooks, tools, supplies, uniforms, certifications; and for some programs, medical and criminal clearances that students are obligated to pay upon acceptance. These costs change annually.
Program Entrance Recommendations:
ο Reading at grade level
o Algebra I or Geometry
o Problem-solving/ troubleshooting skills
o Ability to work independently and in a team
o Hand-eye coordination
o Mechanical aptitude