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  Printed on 8/17/2019

Pipefitting Apprentice

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

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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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. This program requires you to first be employed and involves four years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

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Career Opportunities


  • Industrial Pipefitter

Estimated Program Cost


Pipefitting Apprentice

This program will cost about *
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about *.

Textbooks will cost about *.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

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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
You must be employed by a company/organization that is willing to participate in an apprenticeship program. Each employer has their own requirements for entry into the apprenticeship program. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see what is available.

2016-17 average wage for Pipefitting Apprentice completers - $27.52 per hour/$57,249 annually.
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