The Elite Pipefitting Program prepares students to enter the field with basic pipefitting knowledge such as jobsite safety, basic tool knowledge, blueprint and isometric drawing interpretation, sizing and schedules of pipe, various fittings to be applied, pipefitters math, offset calculations, hands on pipe fitting, rigging, and lifting. Pipefitters are found various areas such as industrial shop fabrication, paper mills, refineries, power plants, chemical plants, food processing plants, oil and gas pipelines and more.
Start Dates are October 11, 2022, March 1, 2023, July 18, 2023, and November 28, 2023. There are 8 spots available for each start date.
• Safety: Student will complete OSHA 10 and 10hrs of shop and jobsite safety training
• Tools: Learn Tool Identification, Proper Use, and Tool Safety
• Tools Applied: Apply proper use of tools in the shop setting by performing trade related tasks such as flange bolt up, torque specs, plumb/level and squaring.
• Trades Math: Learn trade math and become proficient
• Trades Math Applied: Apply basic math knowledge by pulling measurements for cut lengths, calculating overall pipe lengths, and calculating hanger spacing
• Pipe and Fitting Prep / Basic Fitting: Learn to prep pipe and fittings according to specs, basic fitting to include level, plumb, and square, fitting pipe for welders to tack
• Pipe and Fitting Prep/ Basic Fitting: Apply knowledge in a shop setting by prepping pipe ends, fittings and making fits for a welder to tack up
• Blueprints: Learn to interpret blueprints, and read print symbols
• Blueprints Applied: Apply blueprint reading knowledge by prepping, laying out and fabricating spools in a shop setting
• Isometric Sketching: Learn to correctly draw and interpret isometric sketches
• Isometric (ISO) Sketching Applied: Apply ISO sketching knowledge by drawing ISO spools for prefabbed piping in the shop
• Pipe Sizes and Schedules: Learn to correctly identify pipe diameters and schedules and pipe grades
• Pipe Sizes and Schedules Applied: Apply pipe Identification knowledge in a shop setting by identifying pipe and fittings, according to diameter and schedule and grade
• Fittings: Learn to identify all pipe fittings, their uses, and takeoffs
• Fittings Applied: Apply knowledge in use of fittings and calculating takeoffs, laying out offsets, rolling offsets and reducing pipe lengths to actual cutoff lengths
• Valves: Learn to identify all valve types, valve operation and valve maintenance
• Valves Applied: Apply hands on valve installation, operation and maintenance, bolt up, and torque specs.
• Rigging: Learn proper rigging and lifting
• Rigging Applied: Apply proper use of rigging and lifting equipment in a shop setting by utilizing chain falls, comealongs, chokers, and shackles to lift piping components into place.
• Crane Signals: Learn correct signals for crane flagging
• Pipe Racks, Supports, and Dummy Legs: Learn to correctly lay out and install pipe racks, supports, and dummy legs according to engineering drawings
• Pipe Racks, Supports, and Dummy Legs Applied: Apply knowledge in laying out, fabricating, and installing racks, supports, and dummy legs in shop setting
• Piping Systems: Learn the basic operating design of boilers, chill water, air, hydraulic and steam piping systems
• Job Placement Assistance: Build resume, complete job profiles, make phone calls
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