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    Career & Technical Education


    Program Description

    Plumber inspects a pipe near a pool

    Students will be instructed in the areas of soldering, brazing, repairing sinks and toilets, repairing water heaters, reading blueprints, and designing bathrooms. A senior year internship is available, which can lead to an apprenticeship program. Career opportunities exist as plumber, gas fitter, maintenance engineer, engineer, steam fitter, sprinkler system mechanic, boiler mechanic, plumbing sales representative, service person or estimator. This program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).


    Completer Courses

    • Plumbing 1
    • Honors Plumbing 2

    Schools Offering Completer

    • CAT North

    Potential Certifications

    NCCER Certification

    • Core
    • Level 1 Plumbing

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    • OSHA 10

    Articulated/Proficiency Credit

    Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

    • CONT 101 Construction Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
    • CONT 116 Practices of Resourceful Construction (3 credits)
    • AIRC 110 HVAC Safety, Tools, and Methods (3 credits)

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Helpers--Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter ($32,380 - $56,410)
    • Plumbing Apprentice
    • Steamfitter Apprentice

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter ($36,620 - $89,000)
    • First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades ($50,920 - $104,140)
    • Construction and Building Inspector ($45,920 - $80,260)
    • Construction Management ($62,790 - $167,650)

    Success Stories


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