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Pipefitting Curriculum

Pipefitting Curriculum

Below is an outline of the pipefitting curriculum.

Table: Program Outline
Program Year Semester Curriculum
1st Year 1st Semester
  1. OSHA Certification
  2. Use and Care of Tools
  3. Basic Refrigeration and Basic Science
  4. Basic Related Trade Math
1st Year 2nd Semester
  1. First Aid & CPR, EPA Section 608
  2. Basic Rigging and Basic Electrical Fundamentals
  3. Soldering and Brazing
  4. Basic Safe Use of DMM
2nd Year 1st Semester
  1. Basic Drawing & Blue Print Reading
  2. Introduction to Basic Drawing and Measuring tools.
  3. Safe Working Practices in shops, Basic Pipefitting 2
  4. Valve and Fitting Identification
2nd Year 2nd Semester
  1. Isometric Drawings, Building Layouts
  2. Introduction to SMAW, Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Cutting
  3. Run stringers on plate, How to strike an arch
  4. Customer Service
3rd Year 1st Semester
  1. Mechanical Building Code
  2. Welding Shop time - To Obtain 2G Certification
  3. Refrigerants and Oil Safe Handling
  4. Basic Vapor Compression Cycle, Basic cooling tower and chiller operation.
3rd Year 2nd Semester
  1. Introduction to Hydronics
  2. Piping systems (open and close Loop)
  3. Chilled water application
  4. Pump Alignment
4th Year 1st Semester
  1. Introduction to Steam Systems, Low pressure boilers
  2. Shop time - Gas burners, one-pipe and two-pipe steam systems
  3. Welding Shop time - to obtain 5G certification
4th Year 2nd Semester
  1. Related trade math 2, trigonometry
  2. Welding Shop time - To obtain 5G
  3. Introduction to 57.25 inch
5th Year 1st Semester
  1. Intro to Miter Cuts, identifying Sides of Triangles and Angles.
  2. Hand cutting pipe bevels, Intro to rolling offsets
  3. Welding shop - to obtain 6G
5th Year 2nd Semester
  1. Fabrication of Rolling offsets, Intro to Pipe Intersections, Intro to Laterals
  2. Special degree offsets
  3. Welding shop - to obtain 6G
  4. Intro to GTAW, Learn principles for UA-21 and UA-22

*Actual program curriculum is at the discretion of the ARPEC Administrators and Education Committee.