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Career Cluster
Construction

Plumbing

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.

Standards

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

Program Administration Resources 

Safety and Health Plan

plumbing

Plumbing Massachusetts Career Outlook

Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters

15,064

Annual Openings

$79,830

Median Wage

3,984

New Jobs

Plumber Helpers

493

Annual Openings

$43,826

Median Wage

-280

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