Pipefitting is a competency-based training program that takes 1296 hours (12 months) to complete. Actual time is dependent upon the length of time it takes to achieve each competency.
The individualized concept allows each student to progress at their own learning rate. The training program prepares students for an entry-level position as a pipefitter.
Students will learn various pipe and welding fabrication techniques including interpreting blueprints and specifications; making detailed sketches for pipe and equipment fabrication and installation; cutting pipe using various hand or power tools; measuring, cutting with blades and torches; threading, grooving, bending, soldering, brazing, welding, assembling, joining; and installing pipes, valves and fittings.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 7,700
Current job openings per year: 1,040