Plumbing Training

    (Page is still under construction)

    Course Information

    Start Date: February 8, 2021

    End Date: June 2, 2021

    This course introduces basic plumbing tools, materials, and fixtures. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basics of a plumbing system.


    Class Size: 12

    Course Requirements: Chromebook/Laptop, Notebooks


    Course Topics:

    Standard Tools and Materials

    Residential Plumbing Systems 

    Commercial Plumbing Systems 


    Learning Outcomes:

    OSHA 10 Certification 

    Demonstrate general safety practices related to plumbing 

    Read and interpret basic plumbing code 

    Recognize and name common tools 

    Measure and calculate pipe offsets often used by plumbers 

    Identify plumbing symbols and abbrevations used in drawings 

    Demonstrate the process of connecting Copper Tubing (ex. solder, flare and press)

    Demonstrate the process of connecting PVC Piping (ex. solvent weld)

    Demonstrate the process of connecting PEX Tubing

    Demonstrate the process of connecting No Hub Cast Iron Pipe

    Recognize and properly name various fittings and pipes

    Recognize and name different types of valves

    Identify various fixture types

    Describe and demonstrate techniques for working with pipe and fittings 

    Describe the proper procedures for installing fixtures, faucets. water supply and DwV connections for each type of fixture 


    Job titles training will prepare you for:

    MA Tier 1 Plumbers Apprentice


    Anticipated Pay Scale: 

    Massachusetts Tier 1 Apprentice range from $13 to $20 per hour

    Masschusetts Journeymen range from $25 to $35 per hour

    Massachusetts Masters range from $40 to $50 per hour


    Training Eligibility Requirements

    Criteria  Yes or No  Comments
    High school diploma or HiSet? HS or GED  
    Math grade level (estimate) 6th Grade Measurements and Formulas
    Reading grade level (estimate) 6th Grade Basic Code and Print Reading
    ELL ok or must be English moderately fluent? ELL Ok   
    Any physical requirements?  IE ability to lift 50 lb, excellent eye sight Yes  Carrying heavy pipe and fittings. Climbing ladders 
    Clean CORI?  Yes  
    Specific clothing required? Yes Safety Glasses Work Boots and Jeans during shop work.
    Other requirements?   Drivers License