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How many years of university do you have to do to be a plumber?

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Blair Lewis on May 27, 2018

The following is written by and according to the Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for Plumbers, Pipelayers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters. Most plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters train on the job through jointly administered apprenticeships and in career or technical schools or community colleges. The education and training. Plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters enter into the occupation in a variety of ways. The majority of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters get their training in jointly administered apprenticeships or in technical schools and community colleges. Pipelayers typically receive their training on the job. The learning programs are generally the most comprehensive training available for these jobs. Such programs are, for the most part, administered jointly by union locals and their affiliated companies or by nonunion contractor organizations. Organizations that sponsor apprenticeships include the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the plumbing and pipefitting Industry of the united States and Canada; local employers of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America or the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors; a union associated with a member of the National Fire Sprinkler Association; the Associated Builders and Contractors; the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors; the American Fire Sprinkler Association; and the home Builders Institute of the National Association of home Builders. Apprenticeships-union and nonunion-consist of 4 or 5 years of paid on the job training and at least 144 hours of related classroom instruction per year. Classroom subjects include drafting and blueprint reading, mathematics, applied physics and chemistry, safety and local codes plumbing codes and regulations. On the job, apprentices first learn basic skills, such as identifying grades and types of pipe, using the tools of the trade, and unloading materials safely. As apprentices gain experience, they learn how to work with various types of pipes and how to install different piping systems and plumbing fixtures. Learning gives participants an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the trade. Although most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are trained through apprenticeships, some still learn their skills informally on the job or by taking classes on your own. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (u.s. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.


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