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Pipefitter Apprenticeship

  • DM
    Dale Mabry
  • PC
    Plant City
VOC.PIPE ( 600 Clock Hours) | Part of the Architecture and Building Trades Subject

The HCC Apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the skills of the trade, and completes classroom related instruction in the evening or on weekends. There are no tuition or fees for the classroom related instruction. The apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.

What Plumbers and Pipefitters Do
Pipefitters lay out, fabricate, assemble, install, maintain, and repair piping systems that transport all types of fluids, slurries and gas in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. 

Work Environment
Pipefitters work in refineries, paper mills, nuclear power plants, manufacturing plants and the automotive industry. This is the only trade to specialize in planning, design and installation of low and high pressure steam systems.

How to Become a Pipefitter
Most pipefitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship. The systems are some of the highest pressure and temperature applications and require a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to complete this work safely.

The median annual wage for pipefitters was $55,160 in May 2019.*

*Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Program Details:
Classroom Hours: 720
On the Job Training Hours: 8000
Years to Complete: 4 - 5
Apprenticeship Sponsor: ABC
HCC Campus: Dale Mabry and Plant City

Apprentice programs are not open access.  The Apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program. The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to:

  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency,
  • hold a valid driver license,
  • have reliable transportation to the jobsite and classroom and
  • be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade

For more information about acceptance into this Apprenticeship, please contact any of the resources below:

  ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Phone: 813-879-8064


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Contact the Apprenticeship Agency for Details

Contact the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)  Apprenticeship agency for more information on this great opportunity.

Apply Your Hours to an AS Degree

The hours you earn as an Apprentice can be applied to HCC's Industrial Management Technology AS Degree.

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Paying for College

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