​Most people are familiar with plumbers who come to their home to unclog a drain or install an appliance. In addition to these activities, however, plumbers install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems. For example, some systems move water to a municipal water treatment plant and then to residential, commercial, and public buildings. Other systems dispose of waste, provide gas to stoves and furnaces, or supply air conditioning. Pipe systems in power plants carry the steam that powers huge turbines. Pipes also are used in manufacturing plants, such as wineries, to move material through production processes. This program utilizes NCCER’s four-level curriculum that covers topics such as Plumbing Tools, Types of Valves, and Potable Water Treatment.

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Plans of Instruction are units of instruction in a CTE course providing teachers with suggestions for lesson plans.
POICluster Plans of Instruction (POI) and Construction
Career Readiness Indicators are credentials/certifications available to all students enrolled in a program where career and technical skill proficiencies are aligned with industry-recognized standards
CRICredentialling Indicators
State Board of Education approved standards describing the minimal instructional content of the career and technical education programs and related courses.
COSCTE COS and Construction
State adopted textbooks for CTE 2010-2016 including CTE Comprehensive and CTE Supplementary.
TextbooksCTE Textbooks and Technical Education
Required equipment for each program and/or course.
Equipment ListsEquipment List/sec/cte/Pages/equipmentlist-all.aspx?tab=Architecture and Construction
Business and Industry Certification validates that programs comply with and maintain quality standards as agreed upon by business and industry, education professionals, and the Department.
BICNCCER Document/sec/cte/Pages/bic-all.aspx?tab=NCCER
Resources needed for instructors and teachers in Architecture & Construction and Manufacturing pathways to integrate NCCER curriculum and resources into their program.
Frequently Asked Questions related to this program.
FAQsProgram FAQs
A listing of courses, subject codes, credentials, and career opportunities within the cluster and program area
Program GuideProgram Guide and Construction
Student Organizations function as an integral part of the CTE instructional program with state and national affiliation providing support for skill attainment and leadership development.
Student OrganizationSkillsUSA/sec/cte/Pages/studentorgs-all.aspx?tab=SkillsUSA