Pipefitting AAS Degree
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the Pipefitting Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-North Harris
- Welding Technology Department
The Pipefitting AAS is designed to train students for entry-level positions in pipefitting. Pipefitters install, assemble, fabricate, maintain, repair and troubleshoot mechanical piping systems carrying fuel, chemicals, water, steam and air in heating, cooling, lubricating and various other process piping systems. Pipefitters are employed in the maintenance departments of power stations, refineries, offshore installations, factories and similar establishments, by pipefitting contractors.
Pipefitting is the process of taking straight pipe sections and measuring and cutting them to fabricate piping systems. Pipe systems can be fabricated into threaded, socket, and butt welded connections. Pipe systems are essential in the transportation, delivery, and use of various industrial fluids and potable water. Pipefitters work along with welders, ironworkers, and field service technicians to fabricate, install, test, and trouble shoot pipe systems. Since pipefitters are utilized by numerous local and national economic sectors, pipefitters have and will continue to find numerous employment opportunities. The pipefitting certificate program at LSC will enable students to take advantage of this in demand career.
Credits earned in the Pipefitting Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|WLDG 1421||Welding Fundamentals||4|
|PFPB 1408||Basic Pipefitting Skills||4|
|PFPB 1305||Basic Blueprint Reading for Pipefitters||3|
|PFPB 2408||Piping Standards and Materials||4|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|PFPB 2310||Intermediate Blueprint Reading for Pipefitters||3|
|PFPB 2407||Pipe Fabrication and Installation I||4|
|PFPB 2441||Pipe Fabrication and Installation II||4|
|PFPB 2432||Advanced Pipefitting Standards, Specifications, and Installation||4|
|Third Semester Courses||10 Credits|
|COSC 1301||Introduction to Computers||3|
|QCTC 1446||Testing and Inspection Systems||4|
|First Semester Courses||13 Credits|
|WLDG 1437||Introduction to Welding Meallurgy||4|
|OSHT 1316||Material Handling||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|Second Semester Courses||7 Credits|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|MATH 1332||College Math for Liberal Arts||3|
|PFFB 1191||Special Topics in Plumbing Technology/Plumber2||1|
|Pipefitting AAS Degree Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $44,5791
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Equipment Service Associate (ESA)2
- Pipefitter and Steamfitter2
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.