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Plumbing Schools in New York City with Course Descriptions

Research plumbing training classes in the New York City area, which currently has two schools offering programs within 20 miles of downtown. Read an overview of the program and admission requirements at the colleges to find out which one is right for your educational goals.

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New York City Plumbing Courses

Individuals living in the New York City area who want to build their expertise in plumbing can find training options within a half-hour drive of the city's center. Get info on the focus areas and coursework required in programs at two schools listed below, and then check out the included table to compare stats for the featured institutions.

  • Located roughly 18 miles from central NYC, Bergen County Technical Schools in Hackensack, New Jersey, offer a 7-month plumbing and heating program and a 4-year plumbing apprenticeship program.
  • The New York City College of Technology, located about 2 miles from downtown, has a plumbing program focused on basic repairs.

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Comparison of Schools

Finding the right training program is important, but so are a number of other factors that can have weight in your education decision. Take a look at this table to get details on costs, acceptance rates, student enrollment and more for the profiled colleges.

Bergen County Technical Schools New York City College of Technology
School Type < 2-year, public 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 90* 17,374*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large city
Program Tuition (2015-2016) $8,190* $1,300**
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 82%* 83%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) N/A-open admissions* 73%*
Full-time Student Retention Rate (2013-2014) 85%* 75%*
Graduation Rate 93% (students who started Fall 2011)* 15% (students who started Fall 2008)*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, **New York City College of Technology.

Bergen County Technical Schools

Bergen County Technical Schools offer instruction to both high school students and, through the Adult Day Division, to adults. In addition to classes, Bergen offers student services such as career counseling and job placement.

Plumbing and Heating Program (Day)

This daytime program is targeted at students looking for a full-time education and immediate job placement after graduation. The 7-month program includes 819 hours of training and counts toward apprenticeship credit. Students receive instruction in plumbing codes, piping techniques, drain repair and cleaning, fixture installation, roughing in of bathroom and kitchen plumbing, steam and hot water heating systems, and plumbing troubleshooting.

Plumbing Apprenticeship Program (Evening)

The evening apprenticeship program requires students to be sponsored by their employer or union. There is no fixed cost for the evening program and each course is priced separately, with costs ranging between $590 and $715. The stand-alone courses separately cover many plumbing topics, such as piping techniques, plumbing codes, blueprints, and technical math for plumbing. Installation and maintenance of plumbing system fixtures, equipment, and appliances are other classes.

New York City College of Technology

The plumbing program at this school is part of the Continuing Studies Center and provides a combination of didactic instruction and hands-on training. The program is geared toward those who provide management or maintenance services in buildings with multiple housing units.

Basic Plumbing Repairs in Housing

This class meets 2 evenings a week for approximately 3 months. Students receive 90 hours of training in basic plumbing and repair. Topics covered include tool maintenance and usage, New York City plumbing codes, water treatment, drains, and sump pumps. Students also learn how to install, maintain, and repair basic plumbing systems, as well as assess plumbing issues.

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