Career Cluster


This framework is designed for students to earn an OSHA 10 General Industry and Hot Work Safety Certification, as well as skills, experience, and credit towards a Massachusetts Plumbing License. This program may not operate without MA Chapter 74 state approval.


Standards are critical areas of competency aligned to industry identified needs and Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) that will support student success in the field. Standards provide the structure that empower the teacher to choose the best curriculum and instructional approaches to guide skill and knowledge development for students.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Industry Recognized Credentials demonstrate standards and skills that strengthen student access to careers upon graduation. Each framework identifies at least one essential safety and essential industry credential, with supplemental and specialized credentials identified to help expand opportunities.

Instructional Resources

The following resources are provided to support educators in developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to this framework. For CTE Chapter 74 programs, instructors can refer to these resources in developing the 900+ hours of required learning time. 

Employer Survey Highlights

Math Lessons:
The following Math Lesson and Teachers Guide provide an illustration of how a specific math concept is used in the context of career application.

Program Administration Resources 


Plumbing Massachusetts Career Outlook

Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters


Annual Openings


Median Wage


New Jobs

Plumber Helpers


Annual Openings


Median Wage


New Jobs

Career and Technical Student Organization
State Teacher Licenses

Qualified educators will hold a Career Technical Teacher License in Plumbing.

About this Framework
Approved as of January 31, 2024