21 Robertsville Road, Freehold 07728
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.
- Plumber’s Apprentice
- Journeyman Plumber
- Licensed Plumber
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
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.
- Brookdale Community College
- MCVSD Apprentice Plumbing Program
- Local 9 Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Union
- Apprentice Plumbing Training Program
High School Credits Earned
|Plumbing & Pipefitting 1||10 credits|
|CTE Math I||5 credits|
|ICTE Science I||5 credits|
|Plumbing & Pipefitting 2||10 credits|
|CTE Math II||5 credits|
|ICTE Science II||5 credits|
Certificates Upon Graduation
MCVSD Program Certificate
NJ AVERAGE WAGES- $21.94 per hour (as of 2013)
Board of Master Plumbers
Plumbing - Heating - Cooling Contractors Association