Plumbing Career Area


Concentration in this traditionally high paying field results in students qualified for employment as an apprentice plumber or pipe fitter for industrial, result in industrial, residential and commercial piping. Students are prepared in actual plumbing work and trade codes.

The Freshmen will learn how to thread pipe. They will have a basic understanding of I.P.S. measurements and applications. Students will learn the proper use of pipe wrenches, pip fittings, and lubricating oils. Students will learn to cut and ream copper tubing and to assemble the tubing using various procedures including flared, soldered and compression. Students will learn the proper use of torches. Students will learn to set up a lead pot and to yarn, pour, and caulk a lead soil pipe joint. Students will also learn basic water, and drain...

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Freshman Year

  • Thread Pipe
  • IPS Measurements and Applications
  • Proper Use of Torches
  • History of Plumbing
  • Overview of the Trade

Sophomore Year

  • Types of Valves
  • Water Service Mains
  • Rigging and Hoisting
  • Venting a Plumbing System
  • Basic Plumbing Fixtures

Junior Year

  • Air Break and Gap Wastes
  • Plumbing Vents
  • Bathtub and Shower Installations
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Coop Opportunities

Senior Year

  • Repairing Fixtures
  • Install and Repair Valves
  • Water Heaters
  • Design and Rough Plumbing Systems
  • Coop Opportunities
  • Daniel Vigeant
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 11 & 12
  • Ext. 1304
  • Paul Daoust
  • Related Instructor
  • All Grade Levels
  • Ext. 6304
  • James Primes
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 9 & 10
  • Ext. 4450