Plumbing & HVAC

Description:

The HVAC and Plumbing trades correlate in many ways and this program ties the two together by covering the many aspects of both professions through classroom theory, hands-on applications in the shop, and real life scenarios provided by the instructor. In Plumbing we cover topics such as faucets / fixtures, water distribution, drainage, venting, and water heaters. In the end we bring these lessons together by building functioning bathrooms in our house mock-up. In HVAC topics such as oil and gas heating systems, roof top units (RTU), pumps, air conditioning systems, and equipment are covered. Time is spent maintaining the school’s HVAC units located on the roof. We also cover the specialty tools, installation techniques, troubleshooting, and repair of the systems and equipment associated with both HVAC and Plumbing. The program itself is associated with, and supported by many great companies and continuing education programs to help dedicated students find job placement, or further their knowledge after graduation. Students who complete the program can further their education or enter into the workforce as a residential or commercial plumber, HVAC technician, pipe fitter, AC specialist, and more.


Curriculum:

Plumbing Year: 

Soldering, Speciality Tools, Water Supply, Drainage, Waste, Vents, Water Heaters, Well Pumps, and Installations and Repairs

HVAC Year:

Speciality Tools, Oil and Gas burners, Hot Water Loops, Steam Systems, Roof Top Units and Air Handlers, Heat Pumps, Mini Splits, and Installations and Repairs


National Standards:

National Center for Construction Education and Research


Certifications:

Aerial Lift

EPA 608

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-Hour Safety


College Credit:

Central Maine Community College

PHT 103- Plumbing Technology I (5 credits)


Suggested Integrated Academic Credit:

Career Prep

Science


Is This Program A Fit?

I enjoy…

‣ Problem solving technical issues

‣ Using technology to find solutions to problems

‣ Working with my hands

I am able to...

‣ Maintain Physical Endurance- sustained periods of standing and ability to move materials

‣ Perform Technical Skills- using a wide range of tools and dangerous equipment safely

‣ Work Collaboratively- work cooperatively and professionally with classmates

I am comfortable with...

‣ Math- arithmetic skills including multiplication and division

‣ Reading- interacting with technical documents

‣ STEM- science, technology, engineering, mathematic