Philadelphia Plumbing and Heating School

Hands-On Training for a Career as a Plumber

Learn by doing! At Orleans Technical College, you can earn your Trades Diploma in just 6 or 13 months and take the first step toward an exciting career in Plumbing and Heating. Our career training course is hands-on so that you gain the skills that employers are looking for! Click here if you’d like to Schedule an Admissions Appointment to check out all that we have to offer!

You can solve plumbing and heating needs for homeowners and businesses as heating service technicians, assistant plumbers, or pipefitters. Orleans graduates are ready to work with gas, oil, and electric heating, lay out plumbing systems, and install water lines, fixtures, furnaces, and more.


  • Program Objective

    Orleans Tech’s Plumbing and Heating students design and build a fully functional bathroom consisting of toilet, sink, and bathtub. Water and drainage lines are installed, utilizing both hot and cold running water. Hot water heaters—electric, gas, and oil—are installed and serviced. Students are instructed in the installation and repair of forced hot air heaters, related ductwork, and hydronic heaters with radiators or baseboard units. All tasks and instructional activities are performed in conjunction with current municipal codes.

  • Upcoming Classes

    March 18, 2019 Apply Now

  • Employment Opportunities

    Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in the plumbing and heating field as workers in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. They could serve as heating service technicians and assistant plumbers and pipefitters.

    Career Outlook

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is expected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2018-19 Edition.

  • Industry Certification

    Students in this program are eligible to receive industry recognized certification from NOCTI upon successful completion of certification exams.

  • Gainful Employment Information

    Plumbing and Heating SOC: 47-2152.02 CIP: 46.0503

    For Gainful Employment Information, including costs, financing, related jobs, and graduate completion and employment statistics, click on one of the links below:

    > Click Here for 6-month (Day) Program
    > Click Here for 13-month (Evening) Program

    Student Right-to-Know

    Title I, Section 103 of The “Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act” (P.L. 101‐542) requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate graduation rates of certificate‐ or degree‐seeking, first‐time, full‐time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students.

    > Click here for the Student Right-to-Know report for the Plumbing and Heating program

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license.

Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and named a 2017-18 “School of Distinction.”