We pride ourselves in being ourselves...Professionals on the job and in the classroom. Since 1974 we have "Educated generations of Skilled Plumbers" and the success of the hard working men and women that learned from us over the years can attest to that. We teach apprentice plumbers the plumbing code, and the reasoning/methods behind why and how they do what they do at the job site each day. This prepares students for the Journeyman & Master Exam.
Our school has remained in the same location, Mckeesport Area High School, for the last 46 years. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, we've moved all learning to an online platform starting in the Fall of 2020.
The Semesters are:
JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH (SPRING)
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER (FALL)
Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Each semester.
TUITION: $650.00 per student, per semester.
Students are taught the IPC/Allegheny County Plumbing Code Theory.
Please note that your tuition includes:
1) Mathematics for Plumbers & Pipe fitters
3) Apprentice registration card for Allegheny County
We do not give out any certifications (such as back flow/D.O.T.) since this may be in conflict with their employer. During these hard economic times it is hard for licensed plumbers working for legitimate plumbing companies to compete with unqualified, unskilled handymen, let alone competing with certified apprentices. Please note that, because the apprentice program is four years, and a minimum of five years plumbing experience is required to receive ASSE back flow certification, we are unable to provide that training. It has always been the policy of M.Y.P.A.S. to teach the theory of the plumbing codes, and to prepare the apprentice for the journeyman/master examination required by the Allegheny County Health Department.