The Plumbing program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the tools and materials used by plumbing professionals to complete residential and light commercial plumbing projects. Students will have opportunities to become proficient in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of standard plumbing systems in accordance with the Maine State Plumbing Code.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the State of Maine journeyman’s plumbing examination. The journeyman-in-training license is issued to graduates who successfully complete the exam. With this credential, the graduates can work under the supervision of a journeyman or master plumber. Upon accumulating 2,000 hours under a journeyman or master plumber, the license is upgraded to that of journeyman. Graduates have the opportunity to seek employment as service technicians, installers, draftspersons, warehouse workers, and salespersons.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Describe basic materials and tools used for standard residential and light-commercial plumbing projects.
  • Adhere to safety rules and regulations relevant to the industry.
  • Demonstrate essential math, blueprint reading, and interpretation of plumbing codes.
  • Explain the components and assembly techniques required for standard pipe and water supply systems.
  • Diagnose and repair plumbing systems.


  • Certificate-high school level Algebra I required