• Plumbing

    The demand for plumbers and pipe fitters is expected to outpace the supply of workers trained in this demanding but rewarding field. Plumbing is a licensed trade that requires not only highly technical knowledge and skill, but also a thorough understanding of the Massachusetts State Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code. The PLUMBING program is designed to feature both shop and off-campus jobsite learning opportunities. Students will master the installation and repair of water, waste & gas systems in both residential homes and commercial buildings.

    Program Highlights

    Careers Pathways

    • Water Supply and Distribution
    • Sanitary Waste and Venting
    • Natural Gas Supply and Distribution
    • Fixture and Appliance Installation
    • Hydronic Heating Systems
    • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Credential
    • Blueprint Reading and Estimating
    • Massachusetts State Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code
    • Applied Plumbing Mathematics, Science and Theory
    • Apprentice Plumber – Union/Open Shop
    • Licensed Journeyman Plumber
    • Licensed Gas Fitter
    • Licensed Master Plumber
    • Self-Employed Plumbing Contractor
    • Pipefitter


    Students can earn up to 1,700 apprenticeship hours and 330 classroom instruction hours toward their Journeyman’s plumbing license requirements

    Articulation agreements exist with several colleges for students to receive credit for coursework completed while at Shawsheen.


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