Industrial Pipefitting Skills


A piping system is a complete network of pipes, fittings, valves, and related components designed to work together to convey, control, and monitor a wide variety of fluids in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry. Each system is designed according to the condition and type of fluid to be conveyed, the temperature, pressure, flow rate, and the working atmosphere of the system. These types of systems include chemical, gas, and fuel oil, steam, water, and cooling systems. At JTI, the Pipe fitting program includes primary site and shop safety, hand and power tools, drawings and specifications, pipe-related equipment, rig­ging and hoisting, Oxyfuel cutting, welding, skills related to the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of piping systems. The curriculum is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the requirements of local industries such as Saudi Aramco and SABIC.


Industrial Pipefitting Skills is a project-based training program where students participate in the actual con­struction of various types of piping systems used in indus­try to simulate real fabrication situations, alignment, and rigging installation techniques needed to develop the skills to be a competent Pipefitter.


Career Opportunities

After successfully completing the training period, the graduate will be qualified for any of the following jobs:

  • Pipefitter
  • Piping Maintenance Technician
  • Quality Inspector

Degree Plan

Semester 1
SrCourse CodeCourse NameContact Hours/
Credit Hours
1IPFT 1417Introduction to Pipefitting84
2IPFT 1418Weld Pipe Fabrication104
3IPFT 1419Non-Metallic Pipes32
4IPFT 1420Pipe Bending32
5IPFT 1421Blueprint Reading32
6IPFT 1422Rigging Operations32
7ENGC 1404English Communication32
Total Hours3318


Semester 2
SrCourse CodeCourse NameContact Hours/
Credit Hours
1IPFT 2423Advanced Pipefitting95
2IPFT 2424Pipe Fabrication95
3IPFT 2425Heat Exchangers21
4IPFT 2426Special Piping & Joints63
5IPFT 2427Project42
6TRWT 2406Technical Report Writing32
Total Hours3318

Coop (15 Weeks)
SrCourse CodeCourse NameWorking HoursEquivalent Contact 
Credit Hours
1IPFT 3428Cooperative Training Program6001204