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Plumbing and Heating

Instructor:
Ed Huggins

Email:
huggie@portlandschools.org

Plumbing & Heating


Plumbing & Heating


Plumbing & Heating


Plumbing & Heating


Program Description:
Plumbing & Heating is a two year program providing instruction in all phases of repair, maintenance, and installation of plumbing and heating equipment. One year of the program is spent in the plumbing lab learning to work with all types of pipes, joints, traps, fixtures, tanks, and pumps. In the other year, students study three types of oil heating systems: warm air, steam, and hot water. Students will be involved in the practice of installation, maintenance, and adjustment of equipment, as well as the wiring of the electrical components of oil burners, including trouble shooting, testing, and adjusting. Both years use a nationally recognized curriculum with national registry for qualified students.  Graduates have basic entry level skills to enter the work force or attend technical schools in HVAC, Plumbing, and Heating. 


Curriculum:
Plumbing Year: Design, Installations, & Repairs, Hot Water Tanks, Water Supply, Drainage, Waste, & Vents, Solar Hot Water Fixtures, Tools, Pumps
Heating Year: Design, Installation, & Repair, Radiant Heat, Gas & Oil Domestic Hot Water, Hot Water Systems, Efficiency Testing, Heat Calculations, Warm Air Furnace, Steam Heat, Hot Water Systems


Certifications:
OSHA 10- Hour Safety
Home Builders Institute
National Oil Heat Research Alliance
NOCTI

Articulation Agreements:
Kennebec Valley Community College- PBL 101 (5 credits)

Career Opportunities:
Commercial Plumber
Construction Plumber
Service Plumber
Sprinkler Installer
Heating Installer
Heating Repair
Pipe Fitter
Licensed Inspector
Plumbing Sales
HVAC Technician


Requirements:
Closed Toe Shoes