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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Career Technical Education


Plumbers are skilled tradespeople who install and repair pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, and other fluids or gases.

Plumbing is a vital part of building construction, home renovations, water and chemical plants, and more. Students learn to read and follow blueprints and become knowledgeable about the Massachusetts plumbing code and gas fuel code. Starting in a school-based shop and proceeding to supervised work sites, students gain experience installing and repairing different types of pipe. Customer service, cost estimating, and other aspects of business are also covered by the curriculum. Over the course of the program, students earn credit toward becoming a licensed plumber, shortening the length of their mandatory plumber apprenticeship.

This program is only available as a State-Approved (Chapter-74) program. This means that programs will provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field.


More Information: Program Overview (PDF)

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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