Plumbing & Pipefitting

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Location:
Freehold
21 Robertsville Road, freehold 07728
Phone: 732-462-7570      Fax: 732-294-0569

Teacher: Mr. Vincent Spadavecchia

High School Program Description

This HIGH SCHOOL program prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge, safety and skills to lay out, assemble, install and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems for natural gas, hot water, heating, drainage, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. The program covers instruction in source determination, water distribution, waste removal, isometric drawing, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation and soldering, plumbing inspection and applicable codes and standards.

Career Pathways

Occupational
  • Plumber’s Apprentice
  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Licensed Plumber
  • Pipefitter

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Material identification
  • Tool handling and safety
  • Joining PVC piping
  • Soldering copper tubing
  • Cut, ream, & thread steel pipe
  • System layout and cutting
  • DWV piping installation
  • Water distribution system installation
  • Final plumbing installation
  • Troubleshooting plumbing systems
  • Job cost estimating
  • Water heating appliance installation
 

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Plumbers must obey national code standards designed to protect the health of their customers.

Interpersonal skills. Plumbers must develop professional relationships with colleagues and customers in order to maintain a positive business model.

Listening skills. Plumbers must be diligent in keeping an open communication with code updates and customer feedback to insure proper career development.

Organizational skills. To insure career advancement and an efficiently operated business model, plumbers must keep accurate records that reflect these traits.

Continuing Education

  • Brookdale Community College
  • MCVSD Apprentice Plumbing Program
  • Local 9 Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Union
  • Apprentice Plumbing Training Program

High School Credits Earned

Level 1
Plumbing & Pipefitting 1 10 credits
CTE Math I 5 credits
ICTE Science I 5 credits
Level 2
Plumbing & Pipefitting 2 10 credits
CTE Math 5 credits
ICTE Science 5 credits
TOTAL: 40 credits

Certificates Upon Graduation

MCVSD Program Certificate

Additional Information

NJ AVERAGE WAGES- $21.94 per hour (as of 2013)

Board of Master Plumbers
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/plumber/

Plumbing - Heating - Cooling Contractors Association
www.phccweb.org/