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Pipe fitting is one of Utah’s Five-Star Occupations for 2012-2022. It is a high demand, high wage occupation. Pipefitters assemble, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. They may install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems, including sprinkler systems. Pipefitters install and repair both high and low pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, in the generation of electricity, and in the heating and cooling of buildings. Completers who have welding experience will have the best opportunities at employment. In Utah, pipefitters are especially needed in the energy sector.
This course is designed to teach students to use the tools and techniques needed in the field of pipe fitting. Among other things, students will fit and align elbows and flanges to pipes, cut and fit multiple types of branch connections, and use blueprints and math to build projects out of steel pipe. Students will work in conformance with ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, AWS D1.1, and API 1104 construction code standards. These skills are in high demand in commercial construction, the power industry, and the oil and gas industry.