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Alvin College Announces Pipefitter Training Opportunity

A career in pipefitting provides good job security and potential for advancement in a career expected to be in demand for many years.

Prospects are asked to complete an application. Prospect will be considered based on eligibility requirements. A prospect must demonstrate a readiness to begin and to validate no barriers to attending. Barriers include such things as reliable transportation, dependable day care (if appropriate), and no physical or academic limitations that would hinder success in the program. The training provides an excellent opportunity for veterans returning to civilian life, workers seeking a career change, and to young people seeking a satisfying profession. Women are encouraged to apply. A high school diploma or GED is not required for admission to the program.

Pipefitting is the occupation of installing and/or repairing piping and tubing systems that convey liquid, gas, and occasionally solid materials. Pipefitters differ from a plumber who typically concentrates on lower pressure piping systems for sewage and potable water (tap water) that is typically glued, soldered, or threaded. Typical industrial process pipe differs as it is under high pressure and requires different materials be fused through precise cutting, threading, grooving, bending, and welding. The work involves

selecting and preparing pipe or tubing, joining it together by various means, and the location and repair of leaks. Pipefitters are in demand in many different settings, including HVAC, manufacturing, hydraulics, refineries, chemical plants, ships and ship building, power plants, pipe lines, construction, and other steam systems. Pipefitters work with a variety of pipe and tubing materials including steel, copper, iron, aluminum, and plastic.

To request more information, contact  or call 281-756-3661.


Pipe Fitting - 160 Hour Program

This program introduces the basics in beginners pipe fitting.  Students will receive a 160 hour certificate upon successful completion of the following courses:  Basic Pipe Fitting and Basic Blueprint Reading for Pipe Fitters. More information at or call 281-756-3661.


The National Center for Construction & Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum explains the importance of safety in the construction and industrial crafts.  Trainees will learn how to identify and follow safe work practices and procedures and how to properly inspect and use safety equipment.  Trainees will be able to describe the safety practices associate with elevated work, energy release; and various hazards encountered on job sites.  Upon the successful completion of this class, trainees will be awarded a Construction Site Safety Orientation credential.  


Course No.  Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
 CEPFPB 1013 ACP07 08/01/17 - 08/07/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D249 P Cotharn
 CEOSHT 1015 ACP10 08/23/17 - 10/25/17  06:00PM -  10:00PM W D249 P Cotharn
 CEOSHT 1013 ACPO1 09/05/17 - 09/11/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D249 P Cotharn
 Tuition IN $436.80 OD $456.80 Other Fees $38.80  

Pipe Fitting NCCER Level 1   NEW COURSE!

This course will cover the necessary information on the overview of the pipe fitting craft. Topics covered will include: identification of and the use of  hand tools, power tools, valves, pipe and pipe fittings, pipe trade math applications; calculating fitting take offs for fabrications, fundamentals of pipe fabrication and installation, safety procedures, and an introduction to process piping blueprints. The course follows the National Center for Construction & Research (NCCER) and prepares the student for NCCER  level 1 testing.    
Textbooks Required.  Students must successfully complete NCCER Core prior to enrolling in this course


 Course No. Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
 CEPFPB 1001 AC07 08/08/17 - 08/29/17 08:00AM - 04:30P0M MTWTH D249 P Cotharn
 CEPFPB 1008 AC10 08/21/17 - 12/11/17 06:00PM - 10:00PM MT D249 P Cotharn
 CEPFPB 1008 AC01 09/12/17 - 10/09/17  08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D249 P Cotharn
 Tuition IN  $1,500.00 OD  $1,520.00 Other Fees $124.40  

Pipe Fitting - NCCER Level 2  NEW COURSE!

Like all of Alvin Community College programs and courses, ACC's new NCCER Level 2 Pipe Fitting course was created for and influenced by our industrial partners.  This course specifically provides training on modules recommended to ACC by the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF).  CMEF is the educational affiliate of ABC Greater Houston.  This course is a continuation of pipe fabrication, rigging, pipe hangers and support, blueprint reading, standards and specifications as well as trade math.  This course is only open to those individuals who have completed NCCER's Level 1 certification.  


Course No.  Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor 
CEPFPB 1043 AC10 08/23/17 - 12/07/17 06:00PM - 10:00PM WTH D249 P Cotharn
Tuition: IN $1,500.00 OD  $1,520.00 Other Fees $124.40  

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