Students enrolled in the CTECS Plumbing & Heating career program will obtain instruction and demonstrate skills and knowledge in construction safety, measuring and blueprint reading, calculations of plumbing & heating systems including; drainage fixture units, water supply fixture units, gas pipe sizing, as well as calculating heat loss for hydronic heating applications. Students’ in the Plumbing & Heating program receive both on-site and off-campus jobsite learning opportunities. Students are instructed upon the installation and repair of water, waste, gas as well as mechanical systems in both residential homes and commercial buildings.
In addition, students enrolled in the Plumbing & Heating program will also obtain instruction in energy efficiency, environmental, renewable energy, as well as energy conservation practices.
The demand for plumbers and heating technicians is expected to outpace the supply of workers trained in this demanding but rewarding field. This career area is considered to be “In-Demand, Job Growth” Category as per CT-DOL. Plumbing & Heating are both licensed trades that requires not only highly technical knowledge and skill, but also a thorough understanding of the Connecticut adopted ICC Plumbing and Mechanical Codes.
Students receive up to 720 hours of instruction towards their P-2 apprenticeship upon successful completion of the program. Students may be able to receive 1500 hours towards a career affiliated apprenticeship upon graduation* (*Upon Employer Acceptance)
Students are eligible to participate in work-based learning (WBL) in grades 11 & 12. This program allows companies to hire students during the school day to work as a pre-apprentice in the plumbing & heating industry. Students will receive CT-DOL approved credit for their work experience which is an important pipeline for getting our students into industry.