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APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAM

EDUCATION & CURRICULUM

Our program has been modified to offer the courses listed below starting this Fall.

At MYPAS, we utilize both lecture and hands-on learning models.

OVERVIEW: There are a total of 144 Hours required per year; 72 Hours are required each semester.

First Year:
Plumbing Math & Formulas

(72 Hours)

Math & Formulas for Plumbers are a crucial point of your learning and career! The Plumbing Mathematics courses are taught by heavily-vetted instructors with degrees in Education & Mathematics.

Second Year:
Applied Trade Skills

(72 Hours)

Applied Trade Skills is a practical, hands-on learning course where Apprentices are required to complete projects while utilizing the tools and materials of the trade.

Third Year:
Plumbing Code & Theory III (A)

(72 Hours)

While continuing coursework driven by plumbing code, Third Year Apprentices gain knowledge in specialty plumbing systems.

Fourth Year:
Plumbing Code & Drawings IV

(72 Hours)

Fourth Year Apprentices extend their knowledge and retention of the plumbing code while advancing their skills in prints and drawings.

First Year:
Introduction to Plumbing Code

(72 Hours)

This course introduces the Apprentice Plumber to the basic principles of the Plumbing Code, including Administration, prepping for advancement to Applied Trade Skills.

Second Year:
Building Drainage & Vents

(72 Hours)

Second Year Apprentices will further their knowledge in the Plumbing Code with the Introduction of Plumbing Drawings.

Third Year:
Plumbing Code & Theory III (B)

(72 Hours)

Third Year Apprentices will sharpen their drawing skills, while advancing to water distribution systems and their requirements.

Fourth Year:
Code & Drawing Test Prep

(72 Hours)

This course prepares the Apprentice for the Journeyman Exam.

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS REQUIRED: 576

To best serve our Apprentices, we accept all new applicants in both Fall and Spring. Each "Apprentice Year" requires two courses, both of which may be completed in either Spring or Fall.  Apprentices must successfully complete both required courses of the apprentice year to move to the next apprentice year.

All math problems and elevation calculations are reviewed.  All information learned during the apprenticeship will be reviewed to prepare the students for the Journeyman Examination administered by the Allegheny County Health Department.

The universal truth that is taught and reminded of all Apprentices is the integrity of the Plumbing Code. The system of regulations set forth was created to protect the health and welfare of our population. Improper plumbing has had numerous adverse effects throughout the course of time.  We are all here to prevent these occurrences.

Our mission is to provide the industry with a workforce of Safe & Skilled Plumbers.

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