Apprenticeship Program - A Legacy of Excellence

Reap the Benefits

Once you enroll in our program, you begin receiving excellent benefits that include healthcare coverage, pension benefits and a 401k.

Training That's Unique

The Arizona Pipe Fitting Trades Apprenticeship Training Center is recognized throughout the United States for its innovative, one-on-one training program -- a program designed to train you as a pipe trades professional.  The basic piping trades we offer are: plumbing, pipefitting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).

It's Not the Same Trade Anymore

Times have changed. People thought of plumbers and pipefitters as being bent under a sink with bad teeth and sloppy mannerisms. However, today, the pipe trades are made up of highly educated and certified craftspersons that help design and construct the complex systems and "nerve centers" that run business and commerce across Arizona. Now it's your chance to become a leader in the pipe trades industry, make a great paycheck and accumulate the benefits that will serve you well through life.

Learn From the Best

As an apprentice at the Arizona Pipe Fitting Trades Apprenticeship Training Center, you become registered with the State of Arizona. All of our courses are college-accredited with tuition assistance geared toward an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree (AAS). We're proud to graduate some of the most highly educated professionals in the trades. On our website you will find information that you need to know including:
  • Class Schedules
  • Forms
  • Application materials and tutorials
  • Wage and benefit information

In order to attend, you must be legally permitted to work in the United States and at least 18 years old. Recently discharged veterans have access to our center through the Helmets to Hardhats program.

What You'll Discover

Along with classroom instruction, we have hands-on, online and virtual training. Our programs are accredited through Gateway Community College, several Arizona junior colleges and educational institutions and a number of prestigious organizations.

  • Applied science and math (Associate of Applied Science or AAS)

Certificate of Completion from Washtenaw Community College, Gateway Community College and the State of Arizona
  • Plumbing
  • Pipefitting
  • HVAC/Refrigeration

  • Solder and brazing
  • Welding
  • Instrumentation
  • Backflow testing
  • Computer-aided drafting
  • Medical gas
  • OSHA 10 & 30 and SSTA safety
  • CFC
  • STAR in plumbing, pipefitting & HVAC/refrigeration

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Apprentice Community Service
Mon, Jan 7, 2013

Effective July 1, 2010 apprentices are required to do volunteer hours for the community. Form is attached. If you have further questions please contact the apprenticeship 602-269-8213. Click Here to download the attached form.