Vocational
Plumbing

Plumbing is a trade industry in which trained workers install, repair and maintain plumbing systems in commercial buildings and residential homes.

Training for a career in plumbing can be found in online and in-person vocational schools and accredited associations such as contractor associations or local unions, which also offer future plumbers apprenticeships in addition to training. Apprenticeships offer workers several years of paid, on-the-job training, along with formal class work.

While being trained in the plumbing profession, students will learn about valve repair, plumbing codes, drainage, drawing and plan reading, plumbing fixtures and appliances and more. Training also can include installation, maintenance and repair of gas, air conditioning, and ventilation systems.

More than half of all plumbers employed in the United States work for plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors. A typical plumber's work day may include responding to emergency repair calls, visiting commercial or private clients and working on plans to install new plumbing systems. Plumbers have the knowledge to handle waste disposal, drainage and gas systems, as well as install or repair fixtures and appliances.

Schools That Offer This Program:
Career Point College
Crimson Technical College
Blue Cliff College
Blue Cliff College
Medical Career Institute
Medical Career Institute
Strayer University
Strayer University
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Newbridge College
Southern Technical College
Southern Technical College
Trumbull Business College
National College of Business & Technology
National College of Business & Technology
Fortis College
Everglades University
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of Technology
Lincoln College of Technology
Lincoln Technical Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute
Nashville Auto-Diesel College
Nashville Auto-Diesel College
Southwestern College
Southwestern College
Lincoln Culinary Institute
Lincoln Culinary Institute
Lincoln College Online
Grantham University
Carrington College
Carrington College
Carrington College California
Carrington College California
Brookline College
Florida Career College
National Massage Therapy Institute
New England Institute of Technology
Computer Systems Institute
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