Plumbing Apprenticeship Program

With our four year program you will learn what will be mandatory once Pennsylvania enacts the Licensure Law.  This is a Federal Program, working with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. The certificate you receive will allow you to take your apprenticeship and work anywhere. You will learn all you need to know to take your Journeyman's Exam.

Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship
Certificate Program - 180 Hours


This certificate program prepares individuals with knowledge and skills needed for employment in the residential plumbing trade. The blended online/in-person curriculum offers a basic framework of plumbing theory and provides the hands-on skills needed to install, service and maintain plumbing systems in residential settings. Class includes instruction on safety, tool and material selection, methods to join and adapt pipe and fittings, fixture installation, and inspection and maintenance of plumbing systems.

Students will have the opportunity to complete OSHA 10 Hour Construction safety training. Through a partnership with Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Lehigh Valley (PHCCLV) students will have the opportunity to job shadow with member companies, receive employment assistance, and earn credit towards the PHCCLV Apprenticeship program.


  1. Demonstrate safety practices needed in the plumbing trade.

  2. Read and interpret basic plans, drawings and specifications related to residential plumbing.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the use of plumbing hand/power tools and equipment.

  4. Use tools and equipment to cut, join and adapt pipe, fittings and fixtures.

  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge and practical kills associated with installation, maintenance and repair of residential plumbing systems.


  • Personal and environmental safety - OSHA Safety certification

  • Tool and equipment identification, use, and maintenance

  • Basic math skills

  • Copper tube and fittings

  • Steel/iron pipe and fittings

  • Plastic pipe and fittings

  • Cast iron pipe and fittings

  • Fixtures

  • Basic installation and maintenance practices

  • Basic electricity

  • Plumbing codes

  • Employability skills


Enrollment Closed for 2021

Enroll for 2022-2023 Classes


Payment Schedule

Payments Made by
Member Type
Plumbing Apprenticeship Class
HVAC Class
HVAC School
Before July 31th
Non Member
August 1 - August 13th
Non Member
After August 13th
Non Member
NATE Core or specialty at end of HVAC course
EPA 608