Pipefitter cutting pipe with torch



COM’s NCCER Industrial Pipefitting Program prepares students for a successful career in an entry-level position as a pipefitter helper often leading into a pipefitter career. Pipefitters lay out, assemble, install and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases for industrial production and process systems. Their key responsibilities include installing pipes and fixtures, connecting pipes and using tools such as cutting torches, pipe threaders and pipe benders. They work according to drawings and blueprints specifications. Pipefitters usually begin as helpers or apprentices.  
The program is noncredit and nontransferable and helps to prepare students for employment in a growing occupation. Each course combines classroom instruction with hands-on technical training, a critical part of building skills for this field. The program follows the NCCER curriculum that is supported by leading construction and maintenance companies and national associations.

Classes meet two nights per week to accommodate working students. Students will receive OSHA 10 and NCCER credentials and a COM occupational skills award upon completion.

Program Details

PROGRAM LENGTH 283 total clock hours or 36 weeks
Main Campus
Non-credit Occupational Skills Award

Who Should Attend

  • You welcome a traditional setting
  • You love various task and duties
  • You have a desire to use your physical strength in a working environment
  • You appreciate troubleshooting

Career Insights

Occupational summary for Pipefitters

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
$56,330 yr
Median Salary / $27.08 hr

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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