ABC Pipefitting

A four-year apprenticeship program. Applications should be directed to Associated Builders and Contractors, 13825 Kirkham Way, Poway CA 92064; (858) 513-4700. Only students accepted as apprentices under Associated Builders and Contractors are eligible for enrollment in the following pipefitting courses
Prerequisite: Pipefitting apprentices must complete Plumbing (PLBG) 305, 310, 315 and 320 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent prior to enrolling in the Apprenticeship Pipefitting program.
Proficiency in oxy-fuel cutting of straight, curved and bevel cuts, and shielded metal arc welding of mild steel plate is required for completion of the apprenticeship program. Welding proficiency can be achieved through non-credit courses offered through the San Diego Community College District Continuing Education division.

Pipefitter Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successful transition to the Journeyman level designation and professional certification by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards in Pipefitting.
  • Illustrate procedures utilized for Pipefitting practices in use of tools techniques and hands on skills and competencies for Journeyman-level practices in Pipefitting.
  • Identify and utilize equipment and related components of Pipefitting to meet Plumbing standards for measurement, calibration and Pipefitting practices at Journeyman levels.
  • Read, comprehend and apply Pipefitting instructions and design standards for Pipefitting production outcomes as required by Plumbing practices and industry standards.
Certificate of achievement: Pipefitting (construction trades) apprenticeshipUnits
PLBG 305 Introduction to Plumbing I and3
PLBG 310 Introduction to Plumbing II and3
PLBG 320 Intermediate Plumbing II3
COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR:UNITS
PLBG 305 Introduction to Plumbing I3
PLBG 310 Introduction to Plumbing II3
PLBG 315 Intermediate Plumbing I3
PLBG 320 Intermediate Plumbing II3
PLPF 325 Introduction To Pipefitting3
PLPF 330 Intermediate Pipefitting 3
PLPF 335 Advanced Pipefitting3

 
TOTAL UNITS21
Note: Proficiency in oxy-fuel cutting of straight, curved and bevel cuts, and shielded metal arc welding of mild steel plate is required for completion of the Pipefitting Apprenticeship program. Welding proficiency can be achieved through non-credit courses offered through the San Diego Community College District Continuing Education division.

Associate in Science Degree Pipefitting (Construction Trades) Apprenticeship: Associate in Science Degree Requirements:


The Associate in Science degree is conferred upon successful completion of the required apprenticeship program of Associated Builders and Contractors. Proficiency in oxy-fuel cutting of straight, curved and bevel cuts, and shielded metal arch welding of mild steel plate is required for completion of the Pipefitting Apprenticeship program. Welding proficiency can be achieved through non-credit courses offered through the San Diego Community College District Continuing Education division. For fourth year, second semester, Apprentices may choose between Advanced Pipefitting 335 or increaasing their proficiency with oxy-fuel equipment to scarf metal and cut bevels; and shielded metal arc welding of mild steel plates,

Certificate of achievement: Pipefitting (construction trades) apprenticeshipUnits
PLBG 305 Introduction to Plumbing I and3
PLBG 310 Introduction to Plumbing II and3
PLBG 320 Intermediate Plumbing II3
COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR:UNITS
PLBG 305 Introduction to Plumbing I3
PLBG 310 Introduction to Plumbing II3
PLBG 315 Intermediate Plumbing I3
PLBG 320 Intermediate Plumbing II3
PLPF 325 Introduction To Pipefitting3
PLPF 330 Intermediate Pipefitting 3
PLPF 335 Advanced Pipefitting3

 
TOTAL UNITS21

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Recommended electives:
English 101



325 Introduction To Pipefitting - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Plumbing (Construction Trades) 165B or Plumbing (Construction Trades) 320 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 080 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 180. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting student an introduction to blueprint drawings and detail sheets, piping systems, standards and specifications. The course content includes advanced blueprint reading and trade math as well as motorized equipment and aboveground pipe installation. (FT) AA/AS; CSU

330 Intermediate Pipefitting - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 325 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 180 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 085 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 185. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting Apprentice student instruction in pipe hangers and supports, identifying and installing valves, field routing and vessel trim, spring can supports. Emphasis is placed planning work activities and performing non-destructive examination testing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

335 Advanced Pipefitting - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 330 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 185 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 090 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 190. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting Apprentice student instruction in advanced pipe fabrication, aligning pipe to rotating equipment, steam traps, in-line specialties, special piping, hot taps and maintaining valves. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

340 Advanced Pipefitting II - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 335 or Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 190 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade. This course is not open to students with previous credit for Pipefitting (Construction Trades) 195. This course is designed to give the Pipefitting Apprentice student an introduction to aboveground pipe installation, field routing and vessel trim. Topics include pipe hangers and supports, and piping system testing and related equipment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.