Martinsburg, West Virginia Apprenticeship Program
Located in Martinsburg, West Virginia we offer Martinsburg, Berkeley County and the surrounding areas the Plumbers & Steamfitters Apprenticeship Program taught at the James Rumsey Technical Institute.
Applications for the 2020/2021 school year are now being accepted.
10 hour construction outreach course which covers subjects including introduction to OSHA, occupational health/HAZCOM, personal protective equipment, hand and power tools, welding and cutting, electrical, scaffolds, stairways and ladders, trenching and confined spaces and evacuations.
The primary purpose of the course is to define, describe and illustrate typical cross-connections and to suggest methods and devices by which they may be eliminated. Course consists of both classroom study and practical application. Upon successful completion of the course, apprentice is awarded a Completion Certificate and wallet-size card certifying him/her as a “Backflow Prevention Device Tester/Mechanic.” The certification is approved by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
The United Association’s CFC program is approved as a Technician Certification Program under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act by the Environmental Protection Association (EPA). A wallet-size card is issued upon successful completion of a closed-book, proctored written exam that covers all of the material specified in 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F. Exams are administered for Core, Types I, II, III and Universal CFC licenses.
The ability to recognize a confined space and to work in a confined area without injury due to lack of oxygen.
Basic first-aid for helping in an emergency situation.
Installation of piping in medical gas systems is governed by requirements included in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 99) Standard for Health Care Facilities. Certification requires attending a 32 hour (minimum) course, passing a 100 question written/drawing test as well as a horizontal and vertical braze test.
The purpose of this training is to prevent incidents that result in property damage, injury, and death related to the operation of cranes when used in construction in Maryland.
Comar 09.12.26 and 29CFR1926.1400
UA STAR Certification assures employers that these journeymen have had the training necessary to excel in HVACR Service, Pipefitting, Plumbing or Sprinkler fitting. The comprehensive UA STAR exam can be taken by apprentices completing their five-year training program, or piping professionals in the field who want to further their careers.
Successful completion of the UA STAR exam earns applicants 32 hours of college credit toward an Associate’s Degree in Construction Supervision.
Welders are tested on the welding processes most commonly used on the majority of construction projects. Our flexible welding program can accommodate special requirements of contractors. U.A. testing standards exceed National Certified Pipe Welders Bureau (N.C.P.W.B.) specs and are certified by Harford Steam Boiler. It starts with a bend test and finishes with an X-ray. Welders who pass the tests are issued wallet-size photo ID cards, and their names are entered in a national database which is readily available to any union contractor in North America.
Graduates of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship Program will have the following licenses:
Licensed to provide plumbing and natural gas services and installations, as well as to ensure the public’s safety by protecting the domestic water supply using the National Standard Plumbing Code.
Licensed to install, repair, service, and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
Licensed to provide natural gas piping installation, repair, service, replace natural gas utilizing equipment and associated accessories. (Fuel Gas Code, N.F.P.A. 54).
Courses of Study
You will complete 1,250 hours in the classroom during your five-year training program. This time will include completion of the following courses:
Advanced Plan Reading
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I/CFC
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration III
AutoCad I and II
Basic Air Conditioning/CFC
Basic Heating and Controls
Builders Level Transit
Direct Digital Control
Drainage II/Sand Pit
Electricity I/Arc Flash
High Pressure Steam
Medical Gas Certification
Natural Gas Code
Oil & Gas Burners
Shielded Metallic Arc Welding I
Shielded Metallic Arc Welding II
Shielded Metallic Arc Welding III
Soldering & Brazing
UA Star Review
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
Variable Refrig. Flow