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  Printed on 2/21/2018

Pipefitting Apprentice

Share 50-435-1 Apprenticeship (A) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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In the Fox Valley area, pipefitters are primarily employed in the papermaking industry, though there are other businesses that require the installation, repair and servicing of pressure piping and similar equipment. A pipefitter will lay out, cut and bend pipes. You will learn how to install, test, maintain and repair high- or low-pressure piping systems. You’ll also learn how to cut, heat and bend metal. Your training will give you a thorough knowledge of pipe characteristics, particularly related to high or low pressure and chemicals. You’ll also learn the principles of hydraulics and gain welding and soldering skills. All this is accomplished through four years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

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  • Industrial Pipefitter

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Pipefitting Apprentice

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Pipefitting Apprentice

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Program Outcomes
  • Adhere to safety requirements
  • Perform installation and maintenance of steam and condensate returns
  • Apply design concepts to service practices
  • Repair pipe and piping systems
  • Perform installation and maintenance of process piping
  • Maintain plant heating and cooling systems
  • Maintain plant fire protection systems
  • Perform welding on pipe, hangers and parts
  • Troubleshoot pipe and piping systems
  • Follow preventative maintenance programs
  • Communicate trade related information
Additional Information
Individuals who are interested in the Pipefitting Apprentice program must contact industries on their own. Each company has its own requirements for entry into its apprenticeship program.
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