Students in the Plumbing and Heating Program receive both practical and theoretical training in order to offer the student a clear understanding of the materials presented.
The plumbing and heating student becomes knowledgeable in all aspects of Massachusetts plumbing code, Massachusetts gas fuel code, blueprint reading, natural and propane gas piping, water and heat piping, drainage, and various types of gas hydronic heating systems. Additional skills include soldering, and the use of steel, cast-iron and plastic piping. This hands-on program enables the student to assemble components of a plumbing and heating system in a supervised laboratory atmosphere and participate in supervised off campus projects.
The Plumbing Technology program has gone Green by implementing renewable energy systems into the curriculum. Students learn concepts and installation methods of renewable energy systems including geothermal and solar thermal technology for heating and hot water in residential and commercial properties.
Upon graduation, students can prepare to obtain a license from the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners for Plumbers and Gas Fitters. Career opportunities include: plumbing and heating maintenance, apprentice gas fitters, apprentice plumbers, journeyman plumbers, estimators, plumbing tool and supply sales positions, plumbing inspectors, pipe fitters and gas fitters, and future master plumbers.
Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations
1500 hours of practical experience toward licensure
300 hours of theory and code towards licensure
American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction, Safety, and Health 30 Hour Certification