Registration starts on August 1, 2017 for 2017-18 school year
Classes start in September, 2017
4 Years; 150 hours per year from SEPTEMBER to APRIL • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; two (2) evenings per week. 15% - 40% of the class meetings will require access to the Internet for online sessions.
Includes textbooks and reference materials.
Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which student/workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. This is a four year program that ultimately will lead you to attaining your plumbing contractor’s license. Morris County Vocational School District is partnered with the PHCC to offer the educational component required for plumbing license. Our County Apprenticeship Coordinator, Joe Miktus, facilitates your registration with Department of Labor so that you may enjoy the benefits of a quality training program supported by this government agency.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if you have on-the-job experience, vocational school training and/or military background.
Each year your instructors, who are experts in the field, introduce and review topics as necessary to ensure you develop sound theory and safety skills, within code and with efficiency. Most classes are theory/code based with occasional shop demonstrations and guest lecturers or field trips.
The classroom instruction is meant to supplement your job experience. If you are not working with a licensed professional, the school will provide job leads when available, but it is the student’s responsibility to have an employer to sponsor him/her for official apprentice registration with the Dept. of Labor. For more information regarding plumbing licensing in New Jersey, visit www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nonmedical/plumbers.htm
Acceptable scores on pre-entrance exam / High School diploma or equivalent
Plumbing Apprentice Year 1
Prerequisite: pre-entrance exam in reading and math / High School diploma or equivalent
Students should be working in the field or have an interest in plumbing as a profession. Access to the Internet is necessary as some percentage of class is conducted online. Each year of the Plumbing apprentice program builds toward licensing readiness. The topics covered in this first of four years are: potable water delivery and conservation; sewage and drainage; venting and exhaust; piping, fixtures as well as blueprint reading. This foundation also includes instruction in the principles of applied math such as the metric system and conversions. PHCC materials and texts included.
Tuition (2016-17 subject to change) $1,199
Plumbing Apprentice Year 2
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 1. Access to the Internet is necessary as some percentage of class is conducted online.
This second year focuses on water distribution systems, drains, waste, vent systems, rough-in sheets, welding basics, rigging and hoisting as well as calculating offsets and formulas. PHCC materials and texts included.
Tuition (2016-17subject to change) $1,175
Plumbing Apprentice Year 3
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 2 and internet access.
Instruction will concentrate on the theory of operation and installation of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional fixtures, fittings, appliances and appurtenances. Gas piping, corrosion control as well as heat transfer, basic electricity and blueprint analysis are also covered. PHCC materials and texts included.
Tuition (2016-17 subject to change) $1,229
Plumbing Apprentice Year 4
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 3 and internet access.
Subjects covered are service, troubleshooting and repair of systems. Emphasis is placed, as in every other year, on the interpretation and referencing of the plumbing code in preparation for the state licensing exam.
Tuition (2016-17 subject to change) $1,099