Students in the Plumbing and Heating program prepare for careers involving the provision of safe water supply to buildings, distribution of potable water to various plumbing fixtures, as well as the removal of wastewater and waterborne materials. Other areas include the maintenance and repair of existing plumbing systems, installation of gas pipe systems, water filtration devices, heating systems, sizing, and installation of forced hot water and radiant heating systems. Shop safety, pipe fitting, rough and finish plumbing of simulated houses, gas, boiler, and water heater installations are covered in shop. Massachusetts Plumbing and Gas Codes, science, math, blueprint reading and sketching are covered in trade theory classes. Students perform a variety of industry-related skills such as interpreting the state plumbing code, filling out permits, solving trade related math problems, and generating job orders and invoices. Eligible students can find employment through the Cooperative Work program. All hours gained while in shop and theory are credited toward state licensing for the Massachusetts Journeyman Plumber’s test. Graduate opportunities may include business owner, master plumber, facility management, teaching, engineering and business degrees.