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ADVANCED PLUMBING

CONSTRUCTION

Responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining pipes and other plumbing fixtures used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Plumbing are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Job safety
  • Sanitary systems and drain-cleaning
  • Roto-Rooter drain-cleaning machines
  • Cables, heads, connectors, and fixtures
  • Sewer and drain diagnoses
  • Customer care
  • Plumbing math, basic electricity, and tools
  • Piping materials and fittings (copper, cast iron, steel)
  • Drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems and water-distribution systems
  • Sizing, installing, servicing, and testing water-supply piping
  • Water heaters
  • Natural gas piping
  • Installing and servicing drains, fixtures, valves, and faucets
  • Servicing water closets
  • Pumps
  • Backflow preventers
  • Plumbing codes
  • Blueprints and isometric drawings
  • Tests and inspections

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a variety of careers including pipe layers, pipe fitters, steamfitters, and plumbers.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Automotive & Machine Repair career technical training programs.
  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Information Technology career technical training program.
  • Complete either Job Corps’ basic Facilities Maintenance or Plumbing career technical training program.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 17½ years old.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.
  • Be at least 19 years old at the completion of the program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Have a clean driving record.
  • Have a clean credit report.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Advanced Plumbing Numbers to Know

$44K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Focus
Physical strength
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Organizational skills
Physical strength
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Persistence
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Following directions
Integrity
Stress tolerance
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism
Teamwork
Ability to multitask
Attention to detail
Communication skills
Dependability
Integrity
Physical dexterity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism
Commitment to safety
Communication skills
Dependability
Following directions
Integrity
Professionalism


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