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Pipefitter

Program Length

Two Semesters
Three Semesters
Four Semesters 

Degree(s) Offered

Career Certificate
Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

The Jones College Postsecondary Pipefitter/Steamfitter/Maritime Pipefitter Program  includes a basic core of courses designed to prepare a student for a variety of entrylevel positions in the industrial setting. The program is designed with the use of the competencies and objectives as prepared by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), along with applicable national, state, and local codes.

The Pipefitting program will promote the scope of providing an educational program  designed to provide well trained students for entry level positions in the industrial setting. The program will prepare individuals to design, install, and test industrial and commercial piping systems and automatic fire and exposure protection systems.  Includes instruction in water systems, steam systems, heating and cooling systems, lubricating systems, piping materials, installation tools operation and maintenance, valve installation and repair, technical mathematics, blueprint interpretation, compatible with the competencies and objectives of the National Center for Construction Education and Research and applicable national, state, and local codes and standards.

Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application . Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 4 - Applicants must receive a negative test result on drug screen test conducted by a certified laboratory and have the results submitted directly to the college.

Jason Howard
Instructor
Green County Center
(601) -394-4421
jason.howard@jcjc.edu

CTE 1143 – Industrial Maintenance Core Curriculum
This course includes basic safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, blueprint drawings, and employability and communications. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 1112 – Introduction to Maritime Pipefitting
This course provides the trainee with an overview of pipefitting, pipefitter responsibilities, and career opportunities. The course also covers basic principles of safety. Two semester credit hours: Two hours lecture.

MPT 1121 – Principles of Pipefitting Math
This course explains how to use ratios and proportions, solve basic algebra, area, volume, and circumference problems, and solve for right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

MPT 1133 – Pipefitting Tools and Equipment
This course covers general hand tool safety and procedures for identifying,
selecting, inspecting, using, and caring for pipe vises and stands, pipe wrenches, levels, pipe fabrication tools, and pipe bending tools. This course identifies the hazards and explains general safety procedures that must be followed when using power tools, and explains specific guidelines for using electric and pneumatic power tools. This course
explains the applications, proper use, and safety considerations for using engine-driven generators, welding machines, air compressors, pumps, forklift truck, and hydraulic cranes. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 1142 – Pipefitting Systems and Drawings
This course introduces chemical, compressed air, fuel oil, steam, and water systems and explains how to identify them by color-code. It also explains thermal expansion of pipes and pipe insulation. This course introduces the trainee to plot plans, structural drawings, elevation drawings, as-built drawings, equipment arrangement drawings, P&IDs, isometric drawings, spool sheets, and detail sheets. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: One hour lecture and one hour lab

MPT 1212 – Oxyfuel Cutting and Brazing
This course explains the safety requirements for oxyfuel cutting. It identifies oxyfuel cutting equipment and setup requirements. It explains how to light, adjust, and shut down oxyfuel equipment. Trainees will perform cutting techniques that include straight line, piercing, bevels, and washing. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: One hour lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 1152 – Rigging Equipment and Practices
This course describes the use and inspection of the basic equipment and hardware used in rigging, including slings, wire ropes, chains, and attaching hardware. It also explains sling angles and describes the use of tuggers, jacks, hoists, and come-alongs. This course describes basic rigging and crane hazards and related safety procedures, provides an overview of personnel lift lifting and lift planning, and introduces load
charts and load balancing. It includes instructions for rigging and lifting pipe. instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: One hour lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 1162 – Advanced Piping Math
This course discusses the use of equivalent and conversion tables and explains how to use right angle trigonometry to calculate takeouts. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: Two hours lecture.

MPT 1222 – Butt Weld Pipe Fabrication
This module describes the materials used in butt weld piping systems. It explains how to determine pipe lengths between butt weld fittings, prepare the pipe and fittings for fit-up, and fabricate butt weld fittings. It also describes how to select and install backing rings, fabricate channel iron welding jigs, and use and care for welding clamps. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester
credit hours: One hour lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 1232 – Socket Weld Pipe Fabrication - This module describes the materials used in socket weld piping systems. It explains how to determine pipe lengths between socket weld fittings, prepare the pipe and fittings for fit-up, and fabricate socket weld fittings. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: One hour lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 1241 – Threaded Pipe Fabrication
This course describes the materials used in threaded piping systems. It explains how to determine pipe lengths between threaded pipe fittings, prepare the pipe and fittings for fit-up and assemble the piping system. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

MPT 1311 – Fiberglass and Plastic Pipe
This module introduces students to piping using fiberglass and plastic as the primary piping material. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

MPT 1322 – Identifying Valves, Flanges, and Gaskets
This module identifies and provides installation methods for different types of valves. It also covers valve storage and handling. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: One hour lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 2173 – Advanced Pipe Drawing (Intermediate and Advanced)
This module covers P&IDs, plan views, section views, isometric drawings, and spool drawings. It teaches the trainee to work through a set of drawings and extract the information from one drawing that is necessary to interpret other drawings. It explains how to use plan views to draw isometrics and use isometrics to put together spools. The drawings supplied fit together to design a main steam line for a power plant. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.

MPT 1342 – Routing Trimming and Testing Piping System
This module explains how to secure the work area and determine field run specifications, load weights for erection equipment, and support needs. It also covers how to erect vessel trim. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: One hour lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 1333 – Pipe Installation with Hangers and Supports
This module explains how to identify, select, and install pipe hangers and supports, including spring can supports. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

MPT 2181 – In-line Specialties and Standards and Specifications
This module explains how to read and interpret pipefitting standards, codes, and specifications. It describes how to identify pipe and components according to specifications. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

MPT 2253 – Advanced Pipe Fabrication
This module presents various piping offsets; three-line, 45-degree, equal spread offsets around a vessel, and three-line, 45-degree, unequal offsets. It also covers how to fabricate tank coils; three, four, and five piece mitered turns; 45-degree laterals using references; and contour markers, dummy legs out of both pipe and structural steel, and mitering procedures. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

MPT 2511 – Stress Relieving and Alignment
This module explains thermal expansion methods of stress-relieving, including preheating, interpass heating, and postheating. It also shows how to perform stress-relief and dry washing weld procedures to align pipe flanges to equipment nozzles. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

MPT 2521 – Steam Traps
This module identifies types of steam traps, including mechanical, thermostatic, and thermodynamic. It explains how to install steam traps and troubleshoot steam trap systems. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

MPT 2532 – Special Piping
This module explains how to assemble flared and compression joints using copper tubing, how to solder and braze joints using copper tubing, and how to bend pipe to a specified radius. It also explains how to install glass-lined pipe, hydraulic fitted compression joints, and grooved pipe couplings. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Two semester credit hours: One hour lecture and two hours lab.

MPT 2541 – Maintaining Valves
This module explains how to remove threaded and flanged valves, how to replace valve stem O-ring and bonnet gaskets, and how to repack a valve stuffing box. It also discusses the purpose of valve packing. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. One semester credit hour: One hour lecture.

MPT 2613 – Fundamentals of Leadership
This module covers the basic skills required for supervising personnel, including diversity, project organization, problem solving, and safety. Instructors for this course must be certified as an NCCER Instructor. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.