National Center for Construction Education & Research
There are some who may consider pipefitting synonymous with plumbing, but these are really two very distinct trades. Plumbers install and repair the water, waste disposal, drainage and gas systems in homes and commercial and industrial buildings. Pipefitters, on the other hand, 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.
NCCER offers a four-level Pipefitting curriculum that covers topics such as Threaded Pipe Fabrication, Excavations, and Steam Traps.
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.
This program includes an introduction to several other NCCER crafts, which allows opportunities for further career development.
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Below is a list of subject matter experts for this craft: