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Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship

Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship

Mission: This program encompasses four separate apprenticeship programs: Meter Repairer (three years), Water Pipefitter (four years), Wastewater Pipefitter (four years), and Stormwater Pipefitter (four years). The mission of this program is to prepare apprentices for employment or advanced training in one of these four areas.

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

Contact Information:
Ray Gorman
(727) 893-2500, extension 2587

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* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.