The Electrical/Plumbing Program is designed to prepare students to enter the career area as an apprentice or continue studies at the college level.

What We Do

Classroom study and practical application at the school’s residential building project as well as other projects are combined with community service activities to offer a well-rounded experience.

Program Instructor
Chris Tooley

Chris Tooley joined Stafford in August of 2018.
Chris Tooley arrived in the Rutland area in 1992 following his enlistment in the U.S. Army. He has worked in the local plumbing and heating industry for 25 years and has helped train and mentor many Stafford graduates. Chris is a Master Plumber and a Gold Certified Oil Heat Technician.

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Program Instructor
Hank Vergi


Hank Vergi joined Stafford in August of 2023.
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Evan Bathalon, Class of 2010

I chose to come to STC because it’s a good experience to see what careers you would like to pursue. Because I was able to determine what career I wanted to pursue, I was able to become a master plumber.


Program Advisory Committee

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Name Business
Dick Densmore Needham Electric
Craig Susman The Granite Group 
Steve Ellerin Excel Plumbing and Heating
Alex Potvin
John Diekel Master Plumbing and Heating
Rob Stubbins Stubbins Electric

Dual Enrollment/College Credit

Articulation agreement with SUNY Delhi


US Dept. of Labor (OSHA) 10 hour Construction Safety Certification, American Heart Association HeartSaver® First Aid/CPR with AED, EPA Refrigeration Certificate, Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.

Average Career Salaries

Jobs Average Salary
Renewable Energy Consultant $43,289
Wholesale/Retail Sales Manager $88,375
HVAC Technician $41,044
Master Plumber $62,114
Mastee Electrician $68,521

*Average Salaries for Vermont taken from Zip Recruiter (ziprecruiter.com) in October 2020.


Requirements For This Program

Recommended Prerequisites: add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; understand and work with fractions; basic customary and metric measuring skills; able to read a tape measure; ability to perform physical labor on the job site and in the classroom; competency with fine and gross motor skills
Reading Level of course materials: Grade 13.3 (Electrical Wiring) Certifications: OSHA Construction Safety Certification; can lead directly to VT Apprenticeship courses offered through Vermont Technical College; 400 hours practical experience toward apprenticeship

Scales for standards assessed in this program