The plumbing program enables students to enter a field that has great reward. When a student first enters the plumbing program he or she is given an application to hold an apprentice card. After completion students have the opportunity to either join the plumbers union or work for a company. Some students take the program to add to other trades. One year after holding an apprentice card a student can sign up to take the journeyman test, which is a state license.
MISSION: The mission of the Plumbing program is to prepare students for successful employment or advancement in the plumbing industry.
In addition to residential work, plumbers also do installation for new construction, pipe-laying, and pipe-fitting. Plumbers install, maintain and repair many different types of pipe systems; The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that "job opportunities are expected to be excellent, as demand for skilled pipe layers, pipe fitters, and steamfitters is expected to outpace the supply of worker trained in this craft." This program offers three awards in which students can earn one or more of the following: one short certificate.
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