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Plumbing Industry Training Center

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1911 Ring Drive - Troy, MI 48083-4229 - Phone (248) 585-1435

The Metropolitan Detroit Plumbing Industry Training Center, an ISO Certified Facility, is where Management and Labor work together to train apprentices to become highly skilled Journey Plumbers. Night classes are also offered to upgrade the skills of Journey Plumbers and all other classifications to the latest technologies and codes. The Training Center is viewed as the center of the Plumbing Industry. This is why the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) and the Michigan Backflow Prevention Association (MBPA) hold their educational meetings there.

This state-of-the-art facility offers the following:

  • Medical Gas Training and Testing for Certification in Med Gas Brazing:. There exists a working mockup hospital within the building equipped for training.
  • Backflow Training and Testing for Certification of Journey Plumbers to be Certified Backflow Testers: There are eight (8) stations equipped for training, testing and certifying of Testers.
  • The classrooms contain various methods of educating the students from the latest audio/visual and computer equipment for PowerPoint presentations to overheads. Our computer lab provides online safety module and CAD training.
  • The plumbing shop area is used for hands-on training in service, repair, rough and finish plumbing demonstrations. We are continually acquiring new methods and equipment to upgrade the training in each of these areas. There are eight stations where students receive hands-on training by setting fixtures of all types and makes. These stations are set up with clear plastic waste piping and copper water piping for the student to access, hook up and test of his or her work.
  • The welding area and pipe shop is state-of-the-art, with the latest EPA approved equipment for removal and filtration of foul air and returning clean air, without having to bring in outdoor air. The safety of the students is our primary concern.
  • Classes include math for the pipe trades, blue print reading and drawing, MIOSHA and OSHA training, International Gas Code, Michigan Plumbing Code, and NFPA Medical Gas Code. We teach hydronic and radiant heating, domestic cold and hot water heating and snow melting.
  • Complete with demonstration stations for boiler controls and proper installations of steam and hot water systems. The Training Facility Mechanical Room is state-of-the-art.



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MCA Detroit
14801 West 8 Mile Road
Detroit, Michigan 48235
voice: (313) 341-7661
fax: (313) 341-1007