Plumbing and Pipefitting

The plumbing and pipefitting department curriculum is a competency based program which is based on building blocks. The students learn to complete skills at their own ability level before moving on to the next task. The program is designed to be student friendly and matched to industry standards. Freshman and sophomores are trained in the shop environment. Juniors and seniors do more actual hands on work out in the field, while still working in the shop. The plumbing department works on outside projects such as Matthew 25, Habitat for Humanity, Worcester Youth Soccer and Heifer Project International. There is a cooperative education program in place for seniors and qualifying third quarter juniors. These students are placed with local shops at entry level positions. Students integrate between academic and technical areas on an ongoing basis.

Course offerings with descriptions

Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partners:

  • Sagamore Plumbing
  • Grasseschi Plumbing and Heating
  • Direda Plumbing and Heating
  • Riley Plumbing and Heating
  • Advanced Mechanical Systems
  • M. A. Razzano Plumbing and Heating

Career Opportunities

  • Plumber
  • Pipefitter
  • Heating Technician
  • Retail
  • Instructor
  • Business Owner
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