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Pipefitter

Quick Facts

Pipefitters install and repair pipe systems and pipelines that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases.

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Job Titles & Career Info

Our Program

Why choose Pipefitter?

  • Help keep cities & towns running by maintaining water, sanitation & heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Build skills you can use in a variety of settings
  • Enter a filed with high Industry growth rate
  • Prepare to enter the workforce in a short amount of time

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Troubleshoot & solve problems in pipe systems
  • Inspect mechanical piping systems
  • Select construction materials & make parts
  • Read, interpret & sketch piping
  • Assess damages

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • You will be working with your hands to carry out solutions to piping problems
  • You can use design, mechanical & construction skills in your work
  • Some personality traits or skills that will help you succeed in your work as a pipefitter include:
    • Attention to detail
    • Dependability
    • Manual dexterity

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Certificates

Level 1

Continuing Education Program

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Pipe Fitter 60 $3,840
CRT1 Pipefitting—Basic 18 $1,152
CRT1 Pipefitting—Advanced 20 $1,280

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

South Campus

Jean Yanes
Career Advisor

Email jean.yanes@tccd.edu

Updated January 20, 2023