Plumbers install water supply, waste, and heating systems, repair pipe-fittings and fixtures, and make sure buildings follow the National Standard Plumbing Code. Here are a few qualities that effective plumbers have in common:
- Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
- Problem solver: Finding the missing piece can be challenging and rewarding.
- Independent: You create your own schedule with little or no supervision.
- Persistent: You work until the job is done, and done well.
- Honest: You are ethical in your work for customers.
I graduated from the Carpenter, Home Inspector, Residential Electrician, HVAC Technician, Plumber, and Landscaping Technology Programs. They are all excellent programs! Penn Foster programs are great!
- Alfred P., Plumber Graduate
I have worked in the mechanical construction field for 30 years and always wanted some formal training, but found little available outside of union apprenticeship programs. Penn Foster's Plumber Program gave me the organized instruction I was looking for.
- Richard M., Plumber Graduate
We make sure you have everything you need:
- Customized payment plans with 0% interest
- Books, including National Standard Plumbing Code, Stanley Complete Plumbing, Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, and Modern Plumbing
- Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
- Instructional support from our world-class faculty
- Access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online campus, plus immediate membership in the Plumber academic group
- Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
- Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
What are the job opportunities for those trained in plumbing?
There are quite a few opportunities for plumbers.
• Work for yourself or for a contractor
• State, federal, or local government
• Hotels or apartment complexes
• Modular and mobile home manufacturers
• Major industrial businesses, such as power plants, water treatment plants, and factories
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