Pipefitting Training / W409 - W412 Program 

NIT Alaska - Pipefitting Training Program in Alaska
Our Location
Anchorage, AK
3700 Centerpoint Dr, Suite 102
907-743-7700
Palmer, AK
1740 N. Terrilou Ct.
907-357-6400, 1-888-367-6482
Program Description

NIT provides NCCER Pipefitting Programs, Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. A pipefitter is a tradesman who lays out, assembles, fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs piping systems primarily for industrial facilities, such as chemical plants, oil refineries, food processing plants, and paper mills. They deal with industrial process piping and heating/cooling systems. A pipefitter will work with many kinds of pipe, ranging from small half-inch piping to piping that is three or four feet in diameter.

Level 1 Curriculum
  • Ladders and Scaffolds; Contact Hours: 12.5
  • Motorized Equipment; Contact Hours: 10
  • NCCER Core Curriculum; Contact Hours: 72.5
  • Orientation to the Trade; Contact Hours: 5
  • Oxyfuel Cutting; Contact Hours: 17.5
  • Pipefitting Hand Tools; Contact Hours: 20
  • Pipefitting Power Tools; Contact Hours: 15
Level 2 Curriculum (Prospective Trainee shall have completed Pipefitting Level 1)
  • Butt Weld Pipe Fabrication; Contact Hours: 37.5
  • Drawings and Detail Sheets; Contact Hours: 15
  • Excavations; Contact Hours: 10
  • Identifying and Installing Valves; Contact Hours: 20
  • Pipefitting Trade Math; Contact Hours: 15
  • Piping Systems; Contact Hours: 5
  • Socket Weld Pipe Fabrication; Contact Hours: 25
  • Threaded Pipe Fabrication; Contact Hours: 15
  • Underground Pipe Installation; Contact Hours: 20
Level 3 Curriculum (Prospective Trainee shall have completed Pipefitting Levels 1 and 2)
  • Advanced Trade Math; Contact Hours: 20
  • Field Routing and Vessel Trim; Contact Hours: 10
  • Introduction to Above Ground Pipe Installation; Contact Hours: 20
  • Motorized Equipment II; Contact Hours: 10
  • Pipe Hangers and Supports; Contact Hours: 25
  • Rigging Equipment; Contact Hours: 10
  • Rigging Practices; Contact Hours: 10
  • Standards and Specifications; Contact Hours: 7.5
  • Testing Piping Systems and Equipment; Contact Hours: 20
Level 4 Curriculum (Prospective Trainee shall have completed Pipefitting Levels 1, 2, and 3)
  • Advanced Blueprint Reading; Contact Hours: 50
  • Advanced Pipe Fabrications; Contact Hours 50
  • Hot Taps; Contact Hours: 10
  • In-Line Specialties; Contact Hours: 10
  • Introduction to Supervisory Roles; Contact Hours: 7.5
  • Maintaining Valves; Contact Hours: 10
  • Steam Traps; Contact Hours: 15
  • Stress Relieving and Aligning; Contact Hours: 15
  • Special Piping; Contact Hours: 25
Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • National Center for Construction Education & Research Certification
  • NIT Certificate of Completion
Length of Program
  • Level 1: 152.5 Hours (Homework Required)
  • Level 2: 162.5 Hours (Homework Required)
  • Level 3: 132.5 Hours (Homework Required)
  • Level 4: 192.5 Hours (Homework Required)
Format of Program
  • Format may vary. Please contact the office for most up-to-date schedule. 
Prerequisites for Enrollment
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver's License or State Issued Photo ID
Upcoming Courses Course Cost:
  • Level 1: $5,000
  • Level 2: $5,000
  • Level 3: $5,000
  • Level 4: $5,000