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Program Description

Plumbing & Pipefitting students train for a career in both residential and commercial plumbing. They complete rough in and finish plumbing tasks including the installation of sewer and water lines, plumbing fixtures and hardware. Students develop skills in pipefitting, the installation of sprinkler systems and the repair and maintenance of these systems.

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits 

English

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Science

1 Credit

Elective

1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits

English

1 Credit

Civics/Government

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Elective

.5 or 1 Credit


Electives are subject to availability and schedule.  Not all electives are available every semester.  Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertebrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music, Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills.

Math Options: Applied Algebra.

Course descriptions are available online.

Industry Certifications

College Credit

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College.  A comprehensive list of all college credit options available to students is posted on the JVS website.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field.  A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities.  The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for  labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information. 


Teacher Information

Mr. Frank Abbey

Dept: High School
Job Title: Plumbing & Pipefitting I & II (PP) Lab Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 x2307
Fax: (440) 774-6421
Email: Click here to send a message

Program Highlights

  • Copper and PVC Pipe Systems
  • Cost Estimating and Blueprint Reading
  • Hand Tools and Power Equipment
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 500 and 510 Safety Certifications
  • Plumbers Union Local #42 Apprenticeship Association
  • Plumbing Code Specifications

Career Pathways

  • Commercial and Residential Plumber
  • Fixture Installer
  • Hot Water Tank Installer
  • Plumber's Assistant
  • Plumbing and Pipe Installer

With Additional Training

  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Plumber Gasfitter
  • Plumbing and Heating Mechanic
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