AM71 NCCER Advanced Pipefitting Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 15

Program Description

The NCCER Advanced Pipefitting Technician program of study is the last program in 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 an NCCER Advanced Pipefitting Technician Technical Certificate of Credit and have the qualification of a pipefitter.

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

NCCER Advanced Plumbing Technician (AP61), NCCER Plumbing Technology (IP31), and NCCER Advanced Pipefitting Technician (AM71) are embedded TCC’s of the NCCER Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology Diploma (PT32). Students must be enrolled in the NCCER Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology Diploma (PT32) to receive the NCCER Advanced Plumbing Technician (AP61), NCCER Pipefitting Technology (IP31), and NCCER Advanced Pipefitting Technician (AM71) TCC’s.

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.

Program Courses


PPFT 1060Adv. Pipe Fabrication


PPFT 1070Special Piping


Choose ONE pair of the following:

PLBG 1005Plumbing Fundamentals I


PLBG 1015Plumbing Fundamentals II


WELD 1005Welding & Cutting Fundamentals


WELD 1015Shielded Metal Arc Welding I