Pipefitting student

About the Program

Program Duration:2 Semesters - Fall 2022 & Spring 2023
Orientation Date:Thursday, August 25th 2022
Classes Begin:Monday, August 29th 
Classes End:To Be Determined - End of Spring 2023

Pipefitters play a major role in the construction and maintenance of plant site systems. Pipefitters fabricate, install and repair piping or tubing systems that convey liquid, gas and occasionally solid materials. Pipefitters are employed in the petroleum, chemical and power industries, as well as the food and beverage industry.

Pipefitter Basic Certificate to include:

PFPB2310 - Intermediate Blueprint Reading for Pipefitters

PFPB2307 - Pipe Fabrication and Installation I

PFPB1380 Co-op I for Pipefitters (for those working in an electrical related job) OR PFPB2308 Piping Standards and Materials (for those not working in a pipefitting related job).

Class Schedule:

Evening Classes with the General Population
+ Required Industrial Math Support Classes in the evenings

Upon completion, participants will receive:

  • Nine college credit hours
  • NCCER Basic Certification in Pipefitting
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Additional Information for Pipefitting & Electrical Students

Eligibility Requirements

Only applicants meeting all requirements, including TABE Math scores and must be a previous Jumpstart student who completed the Helper Certification prior to the year 2019 will be eligible to attend orientation. Applicants with any college degrees (Associate's or higher) will not qualify. Applicants with "holds" on their record will not qualify unless "holds" are cleared before orientation.

No Cost to Eligible Students

Some expenses are covered including costs for tuition, TABE Math testing, loaner books for those in the pipefitting basic certificate program.

Limited Spaces

Seats in this program are limited. Only 5 participants will be accepted for each craft class. This is a grant-based program, therefore certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for the Jumpstart program.

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500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566