Install, inspect and test shipboard piping systems...

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Pipefitter apprentices install, inspect and test shipboard piping systems. They learn the characteristics of steel, copper, copper-nickel and stainless steel pipe. Training begins in pipe fabrication shops, with lessons in welding, burning, brazing and configuring pipe, and culminates in the installation and testing of shipboard piping systems.

Trade Related Education Courses (TREC)

X421 Introduction to Pipefitting 24 Hours 1 Credit

X422 Blueprint Reading Fundamentals and Procedures 24 Hours 1 Credit

X423 Sketching and Bending Fundamentals 60 Hours 3 Credits

X424 Piping Systems 12 Hours 1 Credit

World Class Shipbuilder Curriculum (WCSC)

The WCSC supports the entire apprentice program by providing each apprentice with the technical knowledge required for the mastery of a trade, and an opportunity to obtain an associate degree in business administration, engineering technology, or engineering. The curriculum provides the educational foundation necessary for continued growth throughout a career.