HVAC / Plumbing

  • Students construct a plumbing system.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State

    This 2-year course will cover both the residential and commercial components of the field, applying theory to practical situations. In the first year, students will focus on basic plumbing skills, while in the second year, they will learn advanced skills such as designing, sizing, estimating, and working with hydronic heating systems and oil/gas-fired boilers and HVAC units. Young plumbers and heating technicians will learn to use professional equipment to install, replace and repair faucets, sinks, toilets and water heaters. Students will also fit, assemble and prepare all types of piping (steel, cast iron,copper and plastic) for soil waste, vent and potable water applications.

    Students Will Practice:

    • Installing bathroom fixtures
    • Reading blueprints, drawings and schematics
    • Requirements of the plumbing code Specific Lessons include:
    • Site preparation
    • Estimation
    • Installation of drain, waste, vent and hot and cold water distribution systems
    • Protection of potable water
    • Heating and ventilation
    • Solar technology
    • Pipe fitting
    • OSHA 10 certification
  • Career Opportunities

    The continuing need for renovation and maintenance of systems in power plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, pipelines, office buildings, factories and residential buildings increases the demand for qualified plumbing and heating workers. Legislation mandating the installation of fire sprinkler systems in existing structures has also increased job opportunities.

    Graduates often choose to continue their studies at a technical school or college in order to enhance their career opportunities in fields such as design, engineering, steam-fitting and power plant maintenance and operation. Typical job titles in plumbing and heating include Apprentice, Helper, Mechanic, Journey Worker, Pipefitter, Steamfitter and Master Plumber.

    College Agreements
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    •  SUNY Delhi, NY
  • Plumbing

    Work Experience Opportunities

    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Nassau County Department of Public Works

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong math skills and manual dexterity
    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following: 

    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Math–Specialized
    1.0 credit   English
    1.0 credit   Science

    This course is certified by
    New York State

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