• plumbing students working in the shop

    Located at Morris County School of Technology, Denville

    The Plumbing and Pipefitting program exposes students to the essential concepts and principles of plumbing, pipefitting, and heating in residential and commercial environments. Students learn the knowledge and skills required to perform the functions of plumbers and pipefitters. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to advance their studies and pursue an apprenticeship program through participation in Continuing Education at the Morris County Vocational School District. An articulation agreement provides students with the opportunity to begin the post-secondary program with advanced standing.

    Morris County high school students in 10th grade may apply for their 11th and 12th-grade year. 

    Job outlook for plumbers.


Phone: 973-627-4600 X303


Degrees and Certifications:

N.J. Master Plumbers License # 10196 Teacher of CTE Plumbing/Pipefitting Teacher of State PHCC Apprenticeship Training Program

Mr. Dirk Homberg

Mr. Homberg has been in the trades for 42 years. He started as an apprentice in the HVAC business then was asked to expand upon an existing Plumbing business to include HVAC.

He maximized his tenure with the company by learning the Plumbing trade, taking his exam, and becoming a licensed Master plumber for the National Standard Plumbing Code in the state of N.J.

Mr. Homberg's business included new construction and light commercial plumbing and heating while specializing in high end homes and heating systems. He took on the roll of an apprentice advocate and has graduated 7 employees to the master plumbers' ranks. Passionate about his trade, Mr. Homberg is always striving  to increase his knowledge and stay on top of the new innovations within the trade.

Mr. Homberg is involved with the Essex chapter of the PHCC, Various commerce networking groups, and Trade Advisory Councils.

"The more you learn, the more you know, the more valuable you become, the more you earn"



Overview of Program

  • Students attend the following sessions for this Share Time program

    Year 1 Students: Morning Session 8:00 - 10:40 am
    Year 2 Students: Afternoon Session 12:10 - 2:50 pm

    Students earn: 20 Career and Technical Education credits per school year

    Students learn:

    • Tool and Shop Safety
    • Installation and Repair of Residential and Commercial Systems
    • Water Pipe Installation
    • Gas Pipe Installation
    • Pipe Cutting and Threading
    • Drainage Systems
    • Venting Systems
    • Steam and Hydronic Heating Systems
    • Drafting and Interpreting Blue Prints
    • Cost Analysis and Efficiency
    • Plumbing Codes and Permits
    • Applied Math Concepts
    • Applied Science Concepts
    • OSHA 10 Training and Certification

    Students are required to:

    • Follow multi-step directions
    • Perform basic math operations
    • Calculate precise measurements using fractions and decimals
    • Initiate tasks independently 
    • Work collaboratively