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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Plumbing & Pipefitting

Sample Job Titles:  

  • Plumber
  • Pipefitter
  • Steamfitter
  • Pipelayer

Apprentice/Licensure Connections:

  • Length of Apprenticeship: Five (5) years
  • Apprentices must attend 550 hours of classroom hours of training
  • Apprentices must complete 8,500 on-the-job hours to be eligible to sit for the Jorneyman Plumbers Exam.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Valid Drivers License and Social Security Card

Technical, Apprentice and Higher Education Majors:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Water/Wastwater Engineers
  • Supervisors for mechanical and plumbing contractors
  • Independent Plumber and Business Owner
  • Building Inspection

Certifications and Career Advancement: Apprenticeship programs generally provide the most comprehensive training available for these jobs. They are administered either by union locals and their affiliated companies or by nonunion contractor organizations. Organizations that sponsor apprenticeships include: the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada; local employers of either the Mechanical Contractors Association of America or the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors; a union associated with a member of the National Fire Sprinkler Association; the Associated Builders and Contractors; the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors; the American Fire Sprinkler Association, or the Home Builders Institute of the National Association of Home Builders.

   CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA
Industry Certifications available in High School
  • OSHA 10 hour Construction, Safety & Health   
  • Plumbers Apprentice/License Hours  - 1700 hours of practical and 330 hours of code class
CONTINUED EDUCATION REQUIRED FOR LICENSE RENEWAL - TIERS 1 through 5 - 5 YEAR PROGRAM UP TO 110 HOURS PER YEAR      AVAILABLE THROUGH NE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM.  Must hold active apprentice card.
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