Pipeline Technician

As a part of the TC Energy Pipeline Academy, the purpose of the 10-week Pipeline Technician program is to provide classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the pipeline industry. The program provides supplementary training for persons previously or currently in related pipeline positions. The program generally prepares individuals to understand:

  • Flow Measurement
  • Corrosion and Cathodic Protection
  • Pipeline Maintenance

Students will also receive an overview of the mechanical equipment used in the pipeline industry. Instruction includes test overfill protection devices, startup of a liquid pipeline, shutdown of a liquid pipeline, and rectifier installation. Training covers codes and standards, fire safety, and pipeline operations. Safety and efficient work practices are emphasized, along with basic occupational and employability skills.

The next class starts Monday, May 9th and meets Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

At the completion of the program, students receive a Pipeline Technician Certification of Completion.

Pipeline Technician Training Registration

The cost of the program is $2,500. Scholarships and financial aid are available for those that qualify. To register for the Pipeline Technician Training program, click on the button below.

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Questions? Contact SOWELA's Workforce Solutions office to learn more or to sign up for the class at (337) 421-6560 or email workforce@sowela.edu. You can also visit in person at SOWELA's Main Campus in the Regional Training Center Workforce Solutions Office, 3749 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Suite 308, Lake Charles, LA 70615.