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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Pipefitting Diploma

Location(s): In Person

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Program Overview

Major ID: 096D

Program Start Dates: Fall

Pipefitters install, maintain, and repair high and low pressure steam systems, high and low pressure hot water systems, snow melting systems, refrigeration systems, heating, gas and oil piping, pneumatic, electronic controls, air conditioning and also provide instrumentation and valve repair. These skills are used working in residential, commercial, and industrial installations. These systems are installed in all types of weather conditions.

Applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent and should enjoy working in a demanding trade that requires both mental alertness and physical stamina. Pipefitters do heavy lifting and are required to work both indoors and outside, often times in confined spaces.

Career Opportunities

Pipefitters, Steamfitters, and HVACR Technicians work in all aspects of the heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and temperature control fields. They are also employed at oil refineries, chemical plants, food processing facilities, manufacturing plants, retail and wholesale food stores, and ice rinks. Maintenance pipefitters work in a variety of environments such as universities, schools, government agencies and utility companies.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply math and science skills to designing and operating process piping systems.
  2. Install, maintain, and repair heating and cooling systems under supervision of a licensed pipefitter.
  3. Install and repair process piping systems under supervision of a licensed pipefitter.

Program Faculty

Wyatt Carlson

Student supplies and tools costs

  • Text rental $100.00
  • PPE-Tools estimated at $150.00

Restricted Enrollment

The Pipefitting Diploma is a restricted enrollment joint program offered through the St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 and Saint Paul College. Admission to the Pipefitters Apprenticeship program is required for enrollment in this program.

Contact Wyatt Carlson at for application information.

Program Requirements

All classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Course Sequence

The following sequence is required. This program begins fall semester.

Total Semester Credits: 20

Total Semester Credits: 20

Total Program Credits: 40

Information is subject to change.This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 248+

Arithmetic: Score of 250+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 to continue in the program.

Students are accepted through St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 JAC; 651.846.1699 or

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