Plumbing Technology

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Trained workers in the Plumbing and Heating fields are in high demand in today's world.  The Plumbing & Heating field has been established by the Federal Government as a "Bright Outlook" field meaning employment is expected to grow rapidly for the next several years and will have large amounts of openings including in areas of new and emerging occupations.  Students will assemble, install and repair pipes, plumbing fixtures, and drainage systems according to specifications of the International Plumbing Codes (IPC).  Students will learn how to install radiant heating systems, water heaters and boilers.

SUCCESS PROFILE

A strong work ethic is the most important factor when talking

about success.  The ability to interpret diagrams and specifications
is important. You should also have a working knowledge of math and measuring,

good mechanical aptitude, average reading ability and good

physical stamina.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Safety and Measurement

·         Use of Tools and Equipment 

·         Pipe Fabrication 

·         Design and Installation of Bathrooms

·         Installation of Water Heaters

·       Installation of Boilers 
POTENTIAL CAREER
  •   Plumber
  •  Pipelayer
  •  Pipefitter
  •  Steamfitter
  •  Plumbing Inspector
  •  Service Technician
  •   Installation Technician
  •    Maintenance Technician
  •   Job Estimator
  •  Specification Writer
  •  Production/Manufacturing Supervisor
  •   Heating Plant Technician
  •  Inspector
  •   Project Manager
  •   Sales Representative
  •   Purchasing Agent
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Private Contractors

·         Plumbing Supply Companies

·         Building Supply Companies

·         Federal, State and Local Governments

·         Industry and Institutions (Maintenance)

·         Heating Supply Companies

·         Air Conditioning Supply Companies

·         Fuel Oil Companies
 
CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE
  •   OSHA CareerSafe

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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