Apprenticeship Program

4-Year PAID Program

Established in 2004 as a Department of Labor-certified apprenticeship program, Allied Mechanical Services apprenticeship program is a paid, four-year program that develops apprentices in both the plumbing and pipefitting trades. Classes meet once per month during the months of September-May (9 classes per year) and apprentices are paid their regular rates during their time in class. Textbooks and materials are provided at no cost to apprentices. Classes combine bookwork along with hands-on training. When not in class, apprentices gain on-the-job training at an AMS jobsite.

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Classes meet one day per month from September – May

Our Instructor

Matt joined Allied Mechanical Services 25 years ago and has a total of 35 years in the trade. He is a state licensed journeyman plumber and licensed med gas installer/brazer. Throughout his time here, he’s worked on numerous ABC award winning projects and been involved with projects of all sizes. 

All apprentices receive a salary and full benefits, including PTO 

Our Curriculum

NCCER curriculum is considered the standard for developing craft professionals. NCCER uses teams of Subject Matter Experts from contractors and schools to ensure the training curricula meet or exceed industry standards. NCCER curricula meet the Department of Labor’s Office in Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training and are modular in format, allowing for flexibility and custom task training. For more details on the curriculum see below.


  • Introduction to the Plumbing Profession
  • Plumbing Safety
  • Plumbing Tools
  • Introduction for Plumbing Math
  • Introduction to Plumbing Drawings
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings
  • Copper Pipe and Fittings
  • Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings
  • Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings
  • Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures
  • Fixtures and Faucets
  • Introduction to DWV Systems
  • Introduction to Water
    Distribution Systems


  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Pipefitting Hand Tools
  • Pipefitting Power Tools
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Motorized Equipment


  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Blue Prints
  • Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills


  • Plumbing Math Two
  • Reading Commercial
  • Structural Penetrations, Insulation, and Fire Stopping
  • Installing and Testing DWV Piping
  • Installing Roof, Floor, and Area Drains
  • Installing and Testing Water
  • Supply Piping
  • Types of Valves
  • Installing Fixtures and Valves
  • Installing Water Heaters
  • Basic Electricity
  • Fuel Gas and Fuel Oil


  • Piping Systems
  • Drawing and Detail Sheets
  • Identifying and Installing Valves
  • Pipefitting Trade Math
  • Threaded Pipe Fabrication
  • Socket Weld Pipe
  • Butt Weld Pipe Fabrication
  • Intermediate Excavations
  • Underground Pipe


  • Applied Math
  • Sizing and Protecting the Water Supply System
  • Potable Water Supply Treatment
  • Types of Venting
  • Sizing DWV and Storm Systems
  • Sewage Pumps and Sump Pumps
  • Corrosive-Resistant Waste Piping
  • Compressed Air
    Service Plumbing


  • Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Practices
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Advanced Trade Math
  • Motorized Equipment II
  • Introduction to Aboveground
    Pipe Installation
  • Field Rating and Vessel Trim
  • Pipe Hangers and Supports
  • Testing Piping Systems and


  • Business Principles for Plumbers
  • Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader
  • Water Pressure Booster and
    Recirculation Systems
  • Indirect and Special Waste
  • Hydronic and Solar Heating Systems Codes
  • Servicing Piping Systems, Fixtures, and Appliances
  • Private Water Supply Well Systems
  • Private Waste Disposal Systems
  • Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs


  • Advance Blueprint Reading
  • Advanced Pipe Fabrication
  • Stress Relieving and Aligning
  • Steam Traps
  • In-Line Specialties
  • Special Piping
  • Hot Taps
  • Maintaining Valves
  • Introduction to Supervisory Roles