Employment for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is projected
to grow over 10% in the next 10 years. Employers have reported difficulty
in finding qualified workers. In NJ, journeyman plumbers
earn $47.00 per hour; general foremen earn $55.00 per hour.
Experienced master plumbers can make over $90,000 per year.
(Sources: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, UA Local 9 Wage Guide)
The Plumbing Technology Program provides students with instruction in a variety of areas which include fresh and wastewater plumbing as well as natural gas and HVAC. Students will learn to work safely in both a residential and an industrial setting. Successful students will also have the opportunity to gain real world experience through the school’s Cooperative Education Program.
Introduction to building trades, safety,
plumbing history, plumbing tools, plumbing careers
Proper tool care and maintenance,
choosing correct tools and materials
for a job, copper, steel, cast iron piping
Potable water, sanitary drainage & waste,
storm drainage, water heaters, kitchens
and appliances, basic HVAC
Repair work, boilers, National Standard
Plumbing Code, advanced HVAC,
cooperative education opportunities
Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week
Average number of new students accepted per year: 6
Opportunity for professional certifications: YES – CSST, OSHA 10
Opportunity to earn college credits:
NO - Students receive 1 year of education credit
and 1 year of field work credit towards a plumbing apprenticeship program.
PSE&G Service Technician
Binsky & Snyder
Cooperhead Plumbing & Heating
Modern Plumbing, Inc.
Raritan Valley Community College
Union of Plumbers Local 24