Classroom work 30% Lab projects 60% Project house installation 10% 2 year program –1 st year = pipes, fittings, fixtures, theory –2 nd year = design, commercial applications Changing curriculum, staying current –Green technology, cutting edge
CTE Credit Academic Credit –4 th year math related College Credit –Lake MI College direct credit (transferrable) TRIN 138 (Industrial Safety) 1 credit OSHA 10 hr Construction Safety Course
Misconceptions –Dirty, toilets and sinks all day Working Conditions –New/old residential and commercial, above or below ground, inside or outside High-paying Trade –$8-$15/hr for apprentice –Journeyman wages $18/hr and up
Changes to Curriculum –Geothermal heating and cooling –Solar water heating –Rainwater harvesting –Low consumption fixtures Federal Government Incentives –30% tax credit on cost & installation –Dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines
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