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Career Studies Certificate

Welding Pipefitter’s Assistant

Program Code: 221-995-79

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Length: Two semesters

Purpose: This curriculum has been designed to prepare welding students to fill the need for pipefitters
Occupational Objectives: Welding Pipefitter’s Assistant

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the

Program Requirements: The Welding Pipefitter’s Assistant Career Study Certificate is designed to prepare students to work as assistant pipefitter welder, and to provide them with an introduction to the problems associated with the various types of equipment and materials used in pipefitting. In addition to the courses in welding, students will receive instruction in safety and blueprint reading along with a coordinated internship in pipefitting.

Students successfully completing the program receive a Careers Study Certificate as a Pipefitters Assistant. Job opportunities as a Pipefitters Assistant exists in many service areas.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
WEL 117Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting233
WEL 123Arc Welding I233
WEL 130Inert Gas Welding303
WEL 150Welding Drawing and Interpretation303
SAF 127Industrial Safety202
Second Semester
WEL 126Pipe Welding I233
WEL 127Pipe Welding II093
WEL 141Welder Qualification Test233
WEL 190Coordinated Internship in Pipefitting053
WEL 195Topics in Pipefitting233

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Welding Pipefitter’s Assistant    29

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