Plumbing/HVAC


  • Instructor: Don Weiers
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x323

     
     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

     

    The Plumbing program is designed to prepare students for careers in the plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industries. Throughout the program, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, layout and assembling, installing, altering and repairing of piping and plumbing fixtures. Design and installation of plumbing systems for both residential and commercial buildings are emphasized.  Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded the Pennsylvania Home Builders Association Certificate.

     

    **Students enrolled in this program rotate through the four construction cluster programs.
     

     

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

    Students should be skilled in advanced math, have good reading and interpretation skills, and the ability to work at varying heights. Good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and the ability to lift heavy objects are important in this industry.  

     

     

    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS
    • Advanced Training Institute
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
    • Community College of Allegheny College
      
    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC
    • Westmoreland County Community College
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS 
    • Community College of Allegheny County
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
     
    PROGRAM DUTY AREAS
    • Residential Plumbing
    • Plumbing Materials
    • Power/Hand Tool Safety
    • Layout and Design
    • Install Draws and Tubing
    • Rough-in Plumbing
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Mathematics for Processes
    • Blueprint Reading for Heating
    • Hydronic Heating
    • AC / Refrigeration
    • Electrical Troubleshooting
    • Sheetmetal Layout
    • Furnace Installation

     

    Career Opportunities:
    • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Installer       
    • Utility Worker
    • Pipe fitter
    • Plumber
    • Plumbing Draftsperson
    • Plumbing Inspector
    • Plumbing Salesperson
    • Steamfitter
    • Boilermaker

    AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS

    • PA Homebuilders Association
    • Refrigerant Recovery Certification (EPA 608)