The Plumbing program at Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) can be completed in as few as 12 months. Students learn through a hybrid format, meaning lectures will be completed online and labs will be held on campus. This program is offered at the Bridgeport, Hamden, New London, Rocky Hill, and Waterbury, Connecticut campuses and graduates earn a diploma.
While in the program, students will be introduced to skills and techniques that can be useful for their career in the plumbing field after graduation. Among these skills are:
- Installing pipes and fixtures
- How to repair and replace worn parts
- Preparing cost estimates for clients
- Inspecting installed pipe systems and pipelines
- How to read blueprints and follow building codes
- Troubleshooting malfunctioning systems
Roughly 49,800 job openings nationwide for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are projected each year, on average, over the decade. These openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force.
There are several jobs that individuals with plumbing training may be able to get involved in. These include:
- Installing and maintaining various types of water systems
- Repairing and installing fixtures such as sinks, shower heads, and appliances
- Diagnosing plumbing issues
- Installing piping in power and industrial plants
- Installing systems for automated controls to regulate configurations
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- Fixing and replacing faulty equipment
- Conducting a search for gas leaks
- Performing tests about displays and other control mechanisms
If you're ready to learn more information about the Plumbing program such as course listings, tuition, and scheduling, check out the program description page. If you're ready to get started, visit the online application portal.