Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship
Mission: The mission of this program is to progress employees (working at one of our apprenticeship partners) through a three- to four-year program (depending on the specialty selected) to build a more qualified workforce of employees prepared to construct, install and/or maintain the potable, wastewater, and stormwater systems. This apprenticeship program combines in-classroom theory as well as on-the-job training.
Meter Repairer – 3 Years
Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Pipefitter – 4 Years
Meter Repairer Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship program includes training in small and large water meter repair; backflow assembly testing and repair; reclaimed water inspection for compliance with city and state laws and regulations; and water quality response.
Water Pipefitter Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship program includes training in the installation of new water services, the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, and the installation of meters, valves, hydrants and backflow devices.
Wastewater Pipefitter Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship program includes training in the construction and repair of sewer pipes and manholes, the investigation of wastewater collection, and cleaning wastewater lines.
Stormwater Pipefitter Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship program includes training in surface maintenance, pipeline accessories, stormwall construction, pavement construction, forestry maintenance, and pipeline construction.
Special Admission Requirements: A person must be 18 years old, have a class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and a high school diploma or GED, be currently working in a related job, and have the ability to flex schedules. You must be recommended by your employer.
Articulation Agreement(s): St. Petersburg College Industrial Management Technology, A.S. Degree
Industry Certification(s): The Wastewater, and Stormwater Pipefitter apprenticeship programs prepare apprentices for the "C” and "B” Florida Water Pollution Control Operator certification exams
The Water Pipefitter apprenticeship program prepares apprentices for Levels 3, 2, and 1 Water Distribution certification exams
(727) 893-2500, extension 2587
* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.