What We Do
The Plumbing and Heating program is
designed to give students a basic knowledge of plumbing and hydronic heating systems. Students who satisfactorily complete the program will be prepared for entry level plumbing and heating jobs, including a registered apprenticeship. Plumbing and Heating fields currently have excellent growth outlooks over the next ten years throughout New England with Vermont alone projected to need 280 new plumbers. 80% of graduates from the past two years found work in the field.
Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.
- Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) 10 hour certification
- 300 hours credited toward the Vermont Plumbing Registered Apprenticeship Program
- Opportunity to test for the 1st year of the Vermont Plumbing Registered Apprenticeship Program
Vermont Proficiency-Based Graduation Indicators
While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements. CVCC is currently in the process of aligning additional proficiency indicators for literacy and other academic areas; contact the Instructor for updates and more information. For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.
- Math: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1f, 2b, 2c, 5a, 5c
- Science: 8d, 8e, 8f
Plumbing and Heating Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be used throughout the year.
- Plumbing and Heating (Second Edition)- Michael Joyce
- Modern Hydronic Heating (Third Edition)- John Siegenthalar
Recommended Reading Level
Textbooks and the majority of class texts in this course are written at the following grade level. The first number correlates to the grade level and the decimal refers to the monthly progress throughout the year. For example, an 11.3 would translate to an “11th grade reading level, approximately 3 months into the school year.”
- 12.0 (Plumbing and Heating)
- 11.8 (Modern Hydronic Heating)
Recommended Math Skills
Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.
- Ohm’s law
- Pascal’s law
- Pythagorean theorem
- Using sine and cosine chart
- Fractions, decimals, and percentages
- Finding volume
- Using industry code charts
- Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
CVCC Safety Exam
Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) 10 hour certification
Instructor: Clifton Long
Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 1189
Shop Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 2726
The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,
national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in
admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.
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