• PLUMBING
     

    46.0503  PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY/PLUMBER

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    Plumbing Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge, safety and skills to lay out, assemble, install and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling and industrial processing systems in home and business environments.  The Program includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, brazing and soldering, plumbing inspection and applicable codes and standards.

     

    The Program combines classroom and practical learning experiences.  Students also become involved with many community service projects related to their program of study.  This Program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.
     

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related

    Occupations/Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    Electric Pipe Threader

    Acetylene and Propane

       Gas Torches

    Burner Test Bench

    Bacharach Tester

    Gas Welders

    Pipefitter and

       Steamfitter Plumbers

    Plumber

    Heating and Air

       Conditioning

       Mechanics

    First Line Supervisor

     Managers and Mechanics, Installers

       and Repairers

    Mechanical Aptitude

    Ability to Work

       Independently and in

        a team

    Problem Solving

       Troubleshooting Skills

    Communication Skills

     

     
    CAREERS:
     

    Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

    Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

     

    Certification available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    CareerSafe/OSHA  Texas Engineering Extension Service

    EPA 608 Certification

    Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute