Course Description:

Students in our plumbing program will be prepared to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install and maintain piping fixtures for homes and businesses. This program provides instruction in basic physics, technical math, and blueprint reading. Students will gain hands-on experience that will also show them the need for electrical and welding skills within the plumbing trade. Students will receive instruction in water distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, technical math, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pump and applicable codes.

Skills Learned:

Some of the skills learned are: Power tool use and safety, joining and installing water supply, gas supply, drain waste and vent piping, welding/brazing, blueprint reading, builder’s level basics, plumbing math and basic plumbing repair.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Plumbers &Pipefitters, Pipe Layers, Boilermakers and Welder Fitters. Earnings range between $14-$20/hour.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Articulated credits can be earned toward an Associate’s Degree at Institutions such as Westmoreland County Community College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.


Mr. Claypoole – Plumbing Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1349
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
10:45am to 10:55am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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