The Pipefitting program provides an overview of work performed by the pipefitter, as well as the responsibilities, career opportunities, safety principles associated with the pipefitting trade, and the types of pipes and tools pipefitters will encounter. Pipefitting covers key concepts of installation and repair of high- and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, in the generation of electricity and in the heating and cooling of buildings.

Students will identify piping systems according to color-coding, explain the effects and corrective measures for thermal expansion in piping systems. Explain types and applications of pipe insulation.

Successful completers earn 10 hours of OSHA-authorized training on critical workplace safety topics such as NCCER and Pipefitting certifications.

Contact SOWELA's Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560 or workforce@sowela.edu.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify, as well as payment plan options.

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  • Start Date: November 7
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $2,500.00

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker


(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis


(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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