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Plumbing

Jimmy Halstead, Instructor

This 2-year program (1080 hours) is designed to provide knowledge and skills necessary to assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems using building plans and working drawings and hand and power tools; cut, thread, and bend pipe; assemble and install valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals and nonmetals; join pipes; caulk joints; use pressure gauges to determine whether a system is leaking; install and repair plumbing fixtures: such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks; repair and maintain plumbing by replacing washers, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains. Students are able to work as plumbers' helpers and are eligible to take the International Code Council Building Codes Specialist with the plumbing option (ICC) and 10 hour OSHA Training.

JOBS AND EARNING POTENTIAL DIRECTLY OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL WITH CERTIFICATE:

Plumbers Apprentice $18 per hour, Plumbers Helper $10-$15 per hour, Plumbing Sales $10-$15 per hour, City/Public Utilities (Water, Sewer, and Gas company) $12 - $20 per hour, Construction Labor $10-$15 per hour, or Pipeline $18-$30 per hour.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES/EARNING POTENTIAL WITH FURTHER EDUCATION:

Journeyman Plumber $20-$30 per hour, Master Plumber $30-$50 per hour, Inspector/Instructor $20-$30 per hour, or Jobsite superintendent / $30-$50 per hour.

Upon graduation, the students have many options including working in the Plumbing or construction Field, working in sales, working in the Pipeline industry, and even furthering their education.

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