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Plumbing & Heating

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Program Description:

Plumbing & Heating is a two year program providing instruction in all phases of repair, maintenance, and installation of plumbing and heating equipment. One year of the program is spent in the plumbing lab learning to work with all types of pipes, joints, traps, fixtures, tanks, and pumps. In the other year, students study three types of oil heating systems: warm air, steam, and hot water. Students will be involved in the practice of installation, maintenance, and adjustment of equipment, as well as the wiring of the electrical components of oil burners, including trouble shooting, testing, and adjusting. Both years use a nationally recognized curriculum with national registry for qualified students.  Graduates have basic entry level skills to enter the work force or attend technical schools in HVAC, Plumbing, and Heating. 



Plumbing Year: Design, Installations, & Repairs, Hot Water Tanks, Water Supply, Drainage, Waste, & Vents, Solar Hot Water Fixtures, Tools, Pumps

Heating Year: Design, Installation, & Repair, Radiant Heat, Gas & Oil Domestic Hot Water, Hot Water Systems, Efficiency Testing, Heat Calculations, Warm Air Furnace, Steam Heat, Hot Water Systems


Career Opportunities:

Commercial Plumber

Construction Plumber

Service Plumber

Sprinkler Installer

Heating Installer

Heating Repair

Pipe Fitter

Licensed Inspector

Plumbing Sales

HVAC Technician



OSHA 10- Hour Safety

Home Builders Institute

National Oil Heat Research Alliance




Closed Toe Shoes

Long Pants



Plumbing Brochure



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Ed Huggins
Plumbing & Heating

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196 Allen Avenue • Portland, ME 04103 • Phone: (207) 874-8165 • Fax: (207) 874-8170

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