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Pipefitting Pre-Apprenticeship


Pipefitting Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Do you enjoy tinkering with tools and fixing things? Then, become a pipefitter, and use your practical problem-solving to build a rewarding career.

The Pipe Fitting Pre-Apprenticeship program will teach you how to measure, construct, install, repair, and maintain piping systems, preparing you with the skills to enter your apprenticeship.

Our Pipefitting pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare you with the hands-on training, practical skills, and core courses needed to get started toward career success and satisfaction in the trades. Upon successful completion of our program, trainees earn Core and Level 1 NCCER trade certifications as well as *2,000 hours of on-the-job training credit, which qualifies you for employment with an organization that can sponsor your continued education as a registered apprentice.

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Florida Trade Academy’s Pipefitting Program

  • 150 hours of live virtual classes and hands-on training
  • All trainees are registered in the National Center for Construction Education & Research’s (NCCER) registry to track earned credentials.
  • Weeks 1-8 Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills NCCER Certification
  • Weeks 9-24: Level 1 NCCER Pipefitting Certification

*2,000 OTJ hours are applied when entering an ABC Florida Gulf Coast Registered Apprenticeship

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Pipefitting Career Outlook

Pipefitting is an in-demand trade across many work environments, including residential and commercial construction, industrial sites, and even oil and gas systems. It is a solid career path for people who love to work with their hands and learn complex machinery. Some positions in this field require local or broader travel, appealing to those who like to stay on the move. And, as with most trade jobs, there exists the potential to become your own boss someday!

Prospects & Partnerships

Florida Trade Academy has strong industry partners and will guide graduates toward enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to continue working toward licensing and certification.

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What Will I Do as a Pipefitter?

Some common job duties of licensed pipe fitters include:
  • Using blueprints to follow construction plans
  • Ensuring projects comply with state and local building codes
  • Determining appropriate materials and equipment needed to complete jobs
  • Installing, inspecting, and testing pipe systems and fixtures
  • Troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing malfunctioning systems
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