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Plumbing and Hydronic Heating

Instruction in the plumbing aspect of this program will be concentrated on sanitary drainage systems, piping systems for hot and cold water, domestic water systems, piping for compressed air and gasses, corrosive and inflammable fluids, gas fittings, gas appliances, plumbing fixtures, pumps, and restaurant and kitchen equipment. Related instruction will cover the design of such systems as they pertain to the sanitary codes and laws governing the trade.

Instruction in heating will include hot water heating systems design, heat calculations, boiler sizing and selection, pipe sizing and layout, radiators, convectors, unit heaters, and similar equipment. Threading pipe, welding pipe, sweating, and other piping methods will also be taught.

Graduates of this program may enter the workforce as apprentice plumbers, apprentice pipe fitters, and technicians. Job opportunities are expected to stay strong in this field. Shop related hours are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.

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Available Certifications

  • Shop Hours and Tiers 1 & 2 of Plumbing Education are approved by Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters (requires state license)
  • 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course Certification

Articulation Agreements

New England Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Academic Prerequisites), JATC Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 4

Would you like to learn more?

Tours of Tri-County are available to the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session at 9:00 a.m. Please call 508-528-5400 to schedule a tour or to speak with a member of the Admissions Team.

Your Future Begins Here.

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Print Reading
  • Knowledge of Steel Pipe, Copper Pipe, Cast Iron Pipe and Plastic Pipe
  • Names, Classifications and Sizing of Fittings
  • Principles of Water Supply Drainage
  • Waste and Vent/Piping
  • Servicing of the Plumbing System Fuel Gas Systems

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • Apprentice Plumber
  • Apprentice Pipefitter
  • Licensed Plumber
  • Licensed Pipefitter
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Water Filtration Technician
  • Heating Contractor
  • Gas Service Technician
  • Home Inspector
  • Irrigation System Technician
  • Plumbing Contractor

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Plumbing Technology
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Construction Technology
  • Facilities and Environmental Engineering