Plumbing and HVAC



Paul Chapin




Plumbing & Heating
Plumbing & Heating

Plumbing & Heating


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 we cover topics such as oil and gas heating systems, roof top units (RTU), pumps, air conditioning systems, and equipment. We spend time maintaining the school’s HVAC units located on the roof. We also cover the speciality 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, boiler operator, AC specialist, and more.


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:

NCCER: National Center for Construction Education and Research


Aerial Lift

EPA 608

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-Hour Safety

College Credit: 

Central Maine Community College

Suggested Integrated Academic Credit:

Career Prep




Ability to use and perform basic arithmetic skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Ability to interact with text at 9th grade reading level (including technical documents).

Effective verbal and written communication.


Commitment to safe behavior in the shop.

Ability to actively participate on the shop floor including sustained periods of mobility.

Ability to communicate and work cooperatively with others.

Ability to climb ladders and handle heights.

Ability to be self-directed and maintain attention to detail.

Ability to work safely around and with dangerous equipment including power tools, hand tools, flammable gas torches, chemicals, sharp materials, etc.