Get the Skills to Begin a Career in Plumbing in as few as 12 Months

Are you looking for a plumbing school in Connecticut? Porter and Chester Institute's experienced, qualified instructors provide the individual attention needed to practice the techniques and obtain the skills you'll be using each day in the plumbing field. Plumbers install and repair water, drainage, gas, and other piping systems in homes, businesses, and factories.

Program Details

  • Program offered at: Bridgeport CT, Hamden CT, New London CT, Rocky Hill CT, Waterbury CT
  • Program length: 12 months
  • Credit Hours: 73
  • Graduates earn a diploma

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: January 17, 2022

At Porter and Chester Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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Delivery of Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 30 hours per week for instruction, activities, labs, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems and laptop

Course Listings

Term 1
Trade Math - 0001
Construction Blueprint Reading - 0031
Plumbing Fundamentals- 0700
OSHA 30 - 0099
Plumbing Math - 0014
Term 2
Fixtures, Appliances & Installations - 0708
Drain Waste Vent I - 0706
Drain Waste Vent II - 0746
Gasoline Tank, Venting & Pumping - 0749
Sewer, Storm & Water Lines - 0754
Term 3
Water Supplies - 0705
Wells, Pumps & Piping I - 0750
Plumbing Code Part I - 0711
Brazing, Cutting & Metallurgy - 2113
Wells, Pumps, & Piping II - 0751
Term 4
Water Treatment - 0752
International Mechanical Code - 0729
Special Piping - 0709
Plumbing Code Part II - 0741
Related Codes & Standards - 0730


Tuition Cost: $25,980
Additional Fees: $3,300

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Why PCI?

If you’re looking for a plumbing school that is right for you and you are eager to begin a career as a plumber, pipefitter, or steamfitter, here are a few reasons to choose the Plumbing program at Porter and Chester Institute:

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Concrete Skills: 
You’ll be trained to install pipes and fixtures. You’ll learn to repair and replace worn parts, and troubleshoot malfunctioning systems. You’ll also learn how to prepare cost estimates for clients, how to read blueprints and follow state and local building codes, and how to determine the material and equipment needed for a job.

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Hands-on Training: 
It’s not just what you learn; it’s also how you learn it. If you’re a hands-on learner, then you’ll appreciate all the time you’ll get to spend in the lab working on real plumbing systems with actual industry equipment.

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Soft Skills: 
We’ll teach you more than just core plumbing training; we’ll also help you understand how to work with professionals and customers in the industry. At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re proud of our students because they make great employees! Are you ready to get to work?

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