•  Engineering & Industrial Career Pathway

     PLUMBING & HEATING TECHNOLOGY

    Teacher: Jeffrey Muschlitz

    Plumbing Technology CIP Code: 46.0503

     
     
  • This nationally recognized Residential Construction Academy (RCA) accredited instructional program, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) has been designed around a business, industry, and national skills standards model. This program uses project-based methods and national performance standards to instruct and evaluate students in a variety of careers in the mechanical and building maintenance industries. Students receive highly technical instruction that prepares them for an entry-level position using their academic and technical knowledge and skills to install, service and maintain heating and plumbing systems. Instruction includes: daily theory and hands-on application of basic principles of plumbing and heating systems; installation of rough-in plumbing systems in frame construction and installation of rough-in plumbing systems in ground; installation of residential plumbing fixtures, garbage disposals, kitchen and bath faucets, hot water heaters, gas fuel piping; and heating systems; blueprint reading, drain cleaning methods, and component replacement. Instruction further includes the use of ICC 2015 codebooks for plumbing, mechanical, and fuel/flue gas piping, basic hand tools, power tools and power equipment, manifold gauges, digital multi-meters and testing equipment.

     

  • Plumbing career wheel

  • AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

     American Ladder Institute Safety Training

     EPA 608 Certification for Refrigerant, Recycling and Recovery

     Gastite and Tracpipe Flexible Gas Piping

     OSHA 10 Hour Safety

     PBA Skills Certificate

     


     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Delaware County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology 

      


    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

     Algebra 1

     Color perception

     Hand-eye coordination

     Physical stamina

     Read and interpret technical material at grade level