• Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating Technology (CIP Code 46.0503)
     
     
    A program that prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge, safety and skills to lay out, assemble, install and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, brazing and soldering, plumbing inspection and applicable codes and standards. 
  •  Programs of Study
     Level I
    Occupational & Safety Orientation
    Hand Tools Safety & Usage
    Power Tools Safety & Usage
    Measuring & Calculating Materials
    Blueprint Reading 
     Hours
    40
    60
    80
    20
    40
     Level II
    Demonstrate Personal Safety in the Training Lab
    Read Blueprints of Piping Systems
    Demonstrate Knowledge of Pipe Specifications
    Demonstrate Use of Hand & Power Tools
    Demonstrate Skill in Working with Steel Pipes
    Fabricate Threaded Pipes
    Perform Tests on Piping Systems
    Demonstrate Safe Use of Ladders & Scaffolds
     Hours
    95
    30
    60
    40
    59
    21
    21
    34
     Level III
    Identify & Install Valves
    Disassemble & Assemble Valves
    Demonstrate Skill in Working with Copper Pipes
    Demonstrate Skill in Working with Cast Iron Pipes
    Install Appliances
    Maintain Plumbing Systems
    Perform Advanced Pipe Fabrication
    Demonstrate Skill in Various Types of Plastic Pipes 
     Hours
    50
    15
    38
    3
    108
    43
    26
    77
     Level IV
    Demonstrate Job Site Safety Practice
    Install Pipe Hangers & Supports
    Build Water Distribution Lines
    Demonstrate Transit Operations
    Build Drains
    Install Fixtures & Vents
    Work with Pressure Boilers
    Work with Hydronic Heating Systems
     Hours
    35
    15
    32
    15
    45
    97
    51
    70
  • STC has Articulation Agreements with the following post-secondary schools:
    Community College of Allegheny County, Lincoln Educational Institute - East Windsor Campus, Luzerne County Community College, McCann's School of Business & Technology/Hazleton, Orleans Technical Institute, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lehigh Carbon Community College 

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
     
    (2) 3” 3 Ring Binder...................................$10.00ea.
       (1 for Course Information & 1 for Portfolio)
    25' Measuring Rule........................................$17.00
    Safety Glasses.............................................$4.00
    Work Shoes................................................$35.00
    Work Uniform (blue or green).......................$30.00
     Program Entrance Recommendations
     
    Ability to work independently and as a team
    Demonstrate responsibility on the job site
    Geometry (Basic)
    Hand & eye coordination
    Reading at grade level