NCCER Basic Pipefitter (Certificate)

Program Description

The NCCER Basic Pipefitter program of study is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in pipefitting and related fields. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasis a combination of pipefitting theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive the NCCER Basic Pipefitter Technical Certificate of Credit and have the qualification of an apprentice pipefitter.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Major Code: BP21
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 10

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.


First TermCOFC 1080Construction Trades Core 4
PPFT 1010Introduction to Industrial Pipefitting 3
PPFT 1020Pipe Systems Installation and Assembly 3

Program Advisor
Billy Elliott
Griffin campus

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107