The following list of plumber training courses in Connecticut can help you get your foot in the door of the growing electrical field.
CTC offers a plumbing apprenticeship program. The Plumbing program provides the required related instruction for new apprentices registered in the State of Connecticut as a P2 apprentice and P6 apprentice to begin their training with the Construction Education Center. Each year 180 Hours of related instruction is covered.
Plumbing – P2 Course Outline
Year One (180 Hours $2,029)
Basic Safety; Intro To Construction Math; Intro To Construction Drawings; OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction; Introduction to Plumbing Profession; Plumbing Safety; Tools of Plumbing Trade; Intro to Plumbing Math; Intro to Plumbing Drawings; Plastic Pipe & Fittings; Copper Pipe Fittings; Cast Iron Pipe Fittings; Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings; Intro to Plumbing Fixtures; Intro to DWV Systems; Intro to Water Distribution Systems
Year Two (180 Hours $1,850)
Plumbing Math Two; Reading Commercial Drawings; Structural Penetrations, Insulation, and Fire-Stopping; Installation & Testing DWV Piping; Installing Roof, Floor & Area Drains; Installing Testing Water Supply Piping; Types of Valves; Installing Fixtures and Valves; Installing Water Heaters; Basic Electricity; Fuel Gas Systems
Year Three (180 Hours $1,850)
Applied Math; Sizing and Protecting Water Supply Systems; Potable Water Supply Treatment; Types of Venting; Sizing DWV and Storm Systems; Sewage Pumps & Sump Pumps; Corrosive Resistant Waste Piping; Compressed Air; Service Plumbing
Year Four (180 Hours $1,850)
Business Principles for Plumbers; Water Pressure Booster and Recirculation Systems; Indirect & Special Waste; Hydronic & Solar Heating Systems; Codes; Private Water Supply Systems; Private Water Disposal Systems; Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs; Plumbing for Mobile Homes and Travel Trailers; Intro to Med Gas & Vacuum Systems; Soldering & Brazing; Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
Plumbing – P6 Course Outline
Year One (180 Hours $2,029)
Introduction To Construction Math, Introduction To Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction To Materials Handling, Introduction To Plumbing Math, Introduction To Plumbing Drawings, Intro To Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) Systems, Introduction To Water Distribution Systems, Reading Commercial Drawings, Installing and Testing DWV Piping, Installing Roof, Floor and Area Drains, Applied Math, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction
The IMTI Plumbing Technician Program is designed to give the technician the skills to install, fit, repair, and maintain residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing. The student is taught to properly finish a job while maintaining the highest sanitary standards possible. Throughout the program students will receive a combination of theory and practical “hand on” training. There are three distinct plumbing systems that work together to achieve the desired result in a sanitary and safe manner.
These systems are:
- The supply water brought into the building and piped through the system under pressure
- The fixtures – lavatories, bathtubs, toilets, drinking fountains, washing machines, etc.
- The drain – water leaving the system usually by means of gravity.
Graduates of the Plumbing Technician program will have learned the necessary skills for an entry level apprenticeship position in residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing applications. Many IMTI graduates complete the program to pursue self-employment as a plumbing contractor.
Connecticut graduates of IMTI often complete the program to pursue self employment as an Electrical Contractor.
Port and Chester Institute
Porter and Chester Institute’s experienced, qualified instructors provide the individual attention needed to practice the techniques and obtain the skills you’ll be using each day in the plumbing field. Plumbers install and repair water, drainage, gas, and other piping systems in homes, businesses, and factories.
- Hybrid Program – Lecture online, Labs on campus
- Program offered at: Bridgeport CT, Hamden CT, New London CT, Rocky Hill CT, Waterbury CT
- Program Length: 12 months
- Total cost $29,735 (Includes: Tuition, electronic device, eBooks/books, materials, uniforms, and student fees)
- Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.
State of Connecticut Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 777 Apprentice Training Committee’s web site. Local 777’s JATC was formed in February 1994 with the mergers of then Locals 39 New Haven, 84 Hartford, 173 Bridgeport and 305 New London. At that time there were approximately 120 apprentices and 16 part time instructors in the program with classes in Wallingford, Bridgeport and Groton. In 1998 the program grew to over 425 apprentices and 45 instructors. Because of the expanding program, on January 7, 2002 training went from part-time night and/or Saturday to full-time day classes.
Currently apprentices attend class for a week at a time, six times a year (approximately every eight weeks) for five years. Classes run from 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM. Apprentice classes include OSHA plumbing, heating and cooling, welding certification, and medical gas certification and air conditioning/refrigeration courses. After the apprentice completes the five-year program they are then eligible to take their State of Connecticut Occupational License test. They will also earn 30 college credits towards an Associate Degree in Construction Supervision, which they may pursue through Local 777. Training is not only for the apprentice. Journeyperson upgrade training is also offered to our members. All training is free with the exception of books for both the apprentice and journeyperson.
Local 777 believes that training is the foundation on which any organization is based. We are not only involved with our program but our members also sit on various State Vocational High School craft committees as well as on the State Plumbing and Heating Boards, the State Apprenticeship Council and the Standing Committee of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. Local 777 is also involved in the passing of bills to protect consumers. These include specialized Medical Gas training and certification and Continuing Educational Credits for state plumbing license holders.
Offers a continuing education program for plumbing. Continuing education is mandatory for licensed plumbers applying for license renewal. Journeymen are required to complete 5 hours of continuing education every odd numbered year; contractors must complete 7 hours of continuing education every even numbered year.
The program covers:
- Codes and Safety
- Gas Piping & Fuel Gas Codes
- Energy Conservation
- Solar Thermal
- Renewable Energy
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Sales Tax Exemptions
Eli Whitney offers various plumbing courses.
Introduction to Plumbing and Heating
Students deciding to enter the field of Plumbing and Heating will be introduced to the basics of safety and sanitation, as well as the use and care of hand tools, power tools, and stationary equipment. The students will use basic math computations and measurements necessary to calculate necessary plumbing materials and piping. Students will be introduced to the plumbing and mechanical codes and demonstrate basic-level skills in soldering, using basic solvents and steel piping techniques.
The Grade 10 Plumbing and Heating program is designed to provide students with information regarding safety, beginning with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) electrical safety and the safe use of power and hand tools. Students will examine the installation of drain, waste, and venting the use of copper tubing and steel piping, and the installation of hangers and supports. Pipe sizing, residential fixtures and appliances, and the proper use of fittings are also covered. Students will demonstrate the installation of drain, waste, and vent (DWV) pipes using copper, steel, cast-iron, plastic, pipe, and fittings. Students will perform both in-school and outside plumbing and heating projects for customers as it relates to the current curriculum and their skill level. They will also be able to install residential plumbing fixtures, and thread pipe and explain basic drain cleaning.
Residential and Commercial Plumbing
In Grade 11, students will demonstrate theoretical competency in International and Mechanical Plumbing Codes. Students will be able to size drain, waste and vent (DWV), storm and sewage pumps, water distribution systems and venting gas appliances. Students will demonstrate the ability to install and repair DWV, water systems, and residential and commercial fixtures and appliances. They will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview. Students will perform in-school and outside plumbing projects for customers as it relates to the current curriculum and their skill level. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).
Heating – Residential and Commercial Plumbing
In Grade 12, instruction expands into the heating field. Students will continue with safety and be introduced to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, groundwater pollution, as well as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury, and lead dangers. Students will demonstrate theoretical competency in related sciences and math. Students will also be able to complete a take-off from prints including symbols and isometrics, interpret the heating mechanical code and produce an estimate for a customer. Students will demonstrate the ability to install gas and oil boilers and heating equipment. They will be able to complete a set-up of a boiler, perform an efficiency test and make necessary adjustments. Students will advance in their participation in both in-school and outside plumbing projects for customers as it relates to the current curriculum and their skill level. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application, to interview, and to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL). Each student will take the Senior Summative Assessment, which is a computerized interactive test.
Platt Technical High School
Offers introductory heating and plumbing courses.