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Plumbing & Pipefitting Program

Gain Hands-on Plumbing & Pipefitting Training at Our Plumbing Trade School

There is no time to waste. At Apex Technical School, learn the skills you need to enter the plumbing trade. Gain core skills such as the use of hand and power tools, fixtures, faucets, fittings, DWV piping and valves. You are also taught pipefitting skills, such as sprinkler fitting and fabrication, flange and groove, and socket and butt weld pipe fabrication.

Our plumbing classes give you a total of 900 hours of plumbing and pipefitting training. Half of the training takes place in class where you learn history, concepts and plumbing safety. The other half takes place in a business-like manner, giving students the opportunity to apply theory with hands-on training.

Plumbing classes are available full time and part time to meet your needs. Courses in plumbing and pipefitting start every few weeks. Contact us for more information about our plumbing school.

Explore our Plumbing Classes

What can you expect when you prepare for an entry-level position at Apex’s plumber school? The program includes a series of six courses, ranging from basic plumbing classes to more advanced courses. Browse descriptions of our courses in plumbing below.

  • Plumbing Segment 1

    This introductory plumbing course introduces students to basic plumbing safety as well as the history and concepts of plumbing.

  • Plumbing Segment 2

    In this Level 2 class, students will be taught fixtures and faucets, cast-iron pipe and fittings, installing and testing piping and installing and servicing fixtures, valves and faucets.

  • Plumbing Segment 3

    In this class, students will learn about carbon steel pipe and fittings, fuel gas systems, installing water heaters, reading commercial drawings and servicing pipe systems and appliances.

  • Plumbing Segment 4

    This advanced plumbing class teaches business math for plumbers, sizing DWV and storm systems, private water supply systems, private waste disposal systems and more.

  • Pipefitting Segment 1

    In this level 1 class, students will get an orientation to pipefitting, pipefitting hand tools and pipefitting power tools.

  • Pipefitting Segment 2

    This level 2 class teaches shop drawings and detailed sheets, motorized equipment, pipefitting systems and more.






Plumbing Program FAQs

What is a Plumbing & Pipefitting Program?

A plumber trade school provides hands-on learning to students who wish to pursue work in the plumbing or pipefitting trade. Apex’s plumbing program offers classes that help prepare students for an entry-level position in the field.

What does a plumber do?

Plumbers and pipefitters are important to society. They install and repair water, gas, and other piping systems in homes, businesses and factories. A plumber may install toilets, faucets, and bathtubs as well as appliances like dishwashers and water heaters. They also clean drains and repair broken fixtures.

Pipefitters typically work in manufacturing, commercial and industrial settings with pipes that carry chemicals and gases.

To learn more about the difference between commercial plumbers vs. residential plumbers or if a plumbing career path is right for you, visit our blog.

How long does it take to complete a plumbing program?

At Apex Technical School, students can complete the Plumbing & Pipefitting program in as little as 7 months. Contact us to find plumber classes that fit your schedule.

Is financial aid available for plumbing students?

Eligible students may apply to receive federal student aid, such as grants and loans. Learn more about financial aid now.

Learn More About Plumbing & Pipefitting School

As a trade school in New York City, Apex Technical School has offered vocational students hands-on training for more than 50 years. Whether you’re local to Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island, Newark, Union City, Passaic or a surrounding neighborhood, our technical school can help you pursue your future in a trade. Plumbing classes are starting soon—contact us to learn more about our Plumbing & Pipefitting program.