Plumbing and Pipefitting

ABOUT:

  • The Plumbing and Pipefitting Lab is the first of its kind in the Commonwealth.
  • The lab features updated classroom space and includes three mock lab stations that will enable students to train and earn certifications in residential/commercial plumbing and marine pipefitting.
  • Up to forty students, each year will have the opportunity to participate in this program
  • The program will be piloting the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • Plumbing/Pipefitting curriculum that allows students to complete coursework that can be applied to future apprenticeship training programs.
  • Students will gain valuable hands-on and real-world experience to be ready to compete for commercial, marine and residential plumbing/pipefitting careers
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting is a 1-year program.

STUDENTS STUDY:

Introduction to the Plumbing Profession

Plumbing Safety

Tools of the Plumbing Trade

Introduction to Plumbing Math

Introduction to Plumbing Drawings

Plastic Pipe and Fittings

Copper Tube and Fittings

Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings

Steel Pipe and Fittings

Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures

Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems

Introduction to Water Distribution Systems

Introduction to Pipefitting

PREREQUISITES:

Introduction to the Plumbing Profession

Plumbing Safety

Tools of the Plumbing Trade

Introduction to Plumbing Math

Introduction to Plumbing Drawings

Plastic Pipe and Fittings

Copper Tube and Fittings

Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings

Steel Pipe and Fittings

Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures

Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems

Introduction to Water Distribution Systems

Introduction to Pipefitting

CREDENTIALS:
Occupational and Health Safety Administration (OSHA) 10 Card

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Card

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Skills USA

STUDENT FEES:

Program Fees:  
Student Organization Fee $17.00
Marine OSHA  (New Addition) $29.00
OSHA 10 (New Addition) $29.00
Uniform Shirt$24.00

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Whalen
BIO: Master Plumber, Cross Connection and Backflow Licensed, I.C.C. Certified General Plumbing Inspector, I.C.C. Certified Residential Plumbing Inspector, I.C.C. Certified Mechanical Inspector

BUSINESS PARTNERS:
Newport News Shipbuilding
Ziegler Plumbing

PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT:
Plumber; Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Plumbing Inspector, Plumbing Designer/Engineer, Plumbing Maintenance and Repair Technician Pipefitter; Marine and Industrial Pipefitter

POST-SECONDARY PARTNERS:
Tidewater Community College
Newport News Shipyard Apprentice Schools