Plumbing & Pipefitting

This program is designed to prepare students to install, alter, and repair pipe systems for residential and commercial applications. Students are also taught how to install, service and repair various plumbing fixtures and appliances. The course provides an introduction to arc welding that includes safety procedures; the operation of AC and DC power sources; polarities, heats, and electrodes for use in joining steel alloys; running beads, butt and fillet welds; and assessment of weld quality. Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.

Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit. 

Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. 

Courthouse Campus

Occupation Opportunities
  General Contractor

Certification Opportunities
  NCCER Certifications

  OSHA-10 Certification*

  *required to continue in the course
Credits for this Program Include:
  Plumbing I (1 Credit)
  Plumbing II (2 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
  Physical endurance to bend, crouch, and
  stand for long periods of time
  Work with precise standards of accuracy
  Good mathematical ability