• Plumbing Pic Plumbing and Heating

    The Plumbing and Heating program has a specialized classroom and lab for practical learning experiences including layout, assembly, installation, and repair of pipes, fittings, and fixtures of water and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes.  Students gain experience in soldering, brazing, and the use of hand and power tools specific to this occupation.

    The curriculum also includes the design and installation of steam, hydronic, and warm-air heating systems.  Efficiency testing, adjustment of oil and gas-fired boilers, furnaces, and operating controls are covered extensively.  The use of manuals, books, and catalogs is also an important segment of instruction.


    Topics of Study:

    Personal Safety in Training Lab

    Water Distribution

    Job Site Safety

    Steel and Cast Iron Piping

    Blueprint Reading and Sketching of Pipe Systems

    Drains and Sewers

    Pipe Specifications and Systems

    Installing Fixtures, Appliances, and Vents

    Use of Hand and Power Tools

    Maintaining Plumbing Systems

    Identify and Install Valves

    Advanced Pipe Fabrication

    Working with Copper Fitting

    Pressure Boilers

    Plastic and Pipe Tubing

    Hydronic Heating Systems


    Post-Secondary Options:

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

    Luzerne County Community College

    Johnson College


    Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 524 - Apprenticeship Program


    Career Opportunities:

    Service Repair Plumber

    Heating Repair Technician

    Well Pumps and Water Treatment Systems Technology

    Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling

    Service Engineer

    Plumbing and Heating Fixture Sales Representative

    Oil Burner Service Technician


    Co-Op Opportunities:

    Local Licensed Plumbing and Heating Contractors


    Employers Who Have Hired Our Plumbing Students Include:

    R. J. Walker Plumbing and Heating Company
    Regal Plumbing and Heating