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Degree Plans - Plumbing and Pipefitting Construction - Pipefitting Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


In partnership with the Dallas Joint Apprenticeship Committee for the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, this program provides a one-year certificate in Pipefitting when the students complete the technical and on-the-job training outlined in the certificate for Pipefitting. Topics covered include layout and fabrication of pipe, welding, print reading, trade math, science, rigging, residential, commercial and industrial HVAC, control drafting applications, pipefitting equipment with an emphasis on safety.

Plumbing and Pipefitting Construction is a nationally approved apprenticeship program. Additional admission requirements are necessary for enrollment in this program.



CNBT 1201 Introduction to the Construction Industry 2
WLDG 1277 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals I 2
PFPB 1273 Mechanical Drafting for Plumbing/Pipefitting 2
WLDG 1278 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals II 2
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
WLDG 2270 Intermediate Pipe Welding I 2


PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
WLDG 2273 Intermediate Pipe Welding II 2
WLDG 1273 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 2
HART 2271 Commercial Air Conditioning 2
WLDG 1274 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 2
HART 2273 Industrial Air Conditioning 2
PFPB 2239 Commercial and Industrial System Start-Up 2


HART 2274 Commercial and Industrial Pneumatic Controls 2
HART 1273 Air Conditioning Control Principles 2
HART 2270 Commercial and Industrial Heating Systems 2
PFPB 2278 Industrial Drafting Applications for Plumbing/Pipefitting 2
PFPB 1274 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting for Plumbing/Pipefitting 2
PFPB 2235 Commercial and Industrial Control Systems 2
PFPB 2279 Pipe Welding for the Plumbing/Pipefitting Professional 2
Minimum Hours Required 42
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