Plumbing

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.

2022-2023
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Plumbing Apprenticeship
Certificate Program - 154 Hours

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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. We are going over blue prints. Service and constructions side of the business. Going over hydronics, water treatment and all aspects of the plumbing field. We will prep you for your journeyman's and masters.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  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.

COURSE TOPICS

  • 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 Open for 2022

Enroll for 2022-2023 Classes

 

Payment Schedule

Payments Made by
Member Type
Plumbing Apprenticeship Class
HVAC Class
HVAC School
Before July 31th
Member
$1,900
$1,900
Non Member
$2,200
$2,200
August 1 - August 13th
Member
$2,200
$2,200
Non Member
$2,400
$2,400
After August 13th
Member
$2,400
$2,400
Non Member
$2,604
$2,600
OPTIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
NATE Core or specialty at end of HVAC course
$250.00
EPA 608
$75.00