Plumbing & Heating
Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Pipelayer, Pipefitter or Steamfitter
Oil Burner Service and Installer
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.
Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):
Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
Industry certification testing fees - $20/test*
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
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's 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 http://www.pabuilders.org/ for more information.
College Advanced Credits
PLUMBING AND HEATING
by ATP Staff Year Published: 2011
Must Purchase Workbook New: $29.00 (Approximate Cost)
by L. V. Ripka Year Published: 2011
Approximate Cost - New: $108.00 to Gently Used: $90.00