Pipefitting and Plumbing Technology


Pipefitting and plumbing are competency-based training programs that take 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 or plumber.

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.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,533.79
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pipefitter Entry-Level Helper48Certificate
Pipefitter Middle Class Helper432Certificate
Pipefitter Top Helper630Certificate
Pipefitting and Plumbing1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Humboldt Higher Education Instructional Service Center
1751 Main Street
Humboldt, TN 38343


First Trimester: 
Safety and Orientation Applied Math – Pipefitting Trade Tools Blueprint Reading Oxy-Fuel Cutting and Welding Rigging and Pipe Hangers Pipe Valves, Flanges & Fasteners
Second Trimester: 
Pipe Types-Schedule of Pipe Fabrication, Piping Diagrams Butt Weld Fabrication Socket Weld Fabrication OSHA Certification Threaded Pipe Fabrication Career Skills
Third Trimester: 
Plumbing Codes & Standards Plumbing Rough in Specifications Testing & Inspection Final Installation

Books and Supplies Lists


Darrel Roland

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