Students in the Plumbing & Heating program are provided with two years of in-school shop work during the 9th and 10th grades and two years of enhanced in-school shop work and on-the-job training in the 11th and 12th grades. Students work on various outside work projects for town and government buildings and Habitat for Humanity.
Shop instruction covers safety, pipe fitting, rough and finish plumbing of simulated houses, gas, boiler, and water heater installations. Massachusetts plumbing and gas codes, science, math, blueprint reading and sketching are taught in trade theory classes.
Academic skills are strengthened as students perform a variety of industry-related skills such as interpreting the state plumbing code, completing permit applications, solving trade related math problems, and generating job orders and invoices.