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Second Saturday of the month. 7 AM – 2 PM.


PVC, Solder, Braze certs no scheduling necessary.

Welding certs need to be scheduled before noon on Friday.

Tube bending and PVDF need to be scheduled.

Detailing Test

You will have 3 hours to complete the proctored detailing assessment and time does not stop for personal breaks. You will be provided with all necessary tools and documentation- There are no digital devices are permitted.

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Financial Prosperity

A variety of classes intended to give an understanding of investing principles, budgeting, and debt management to lead our members into further financial prosperity.

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GF/IR Fusion

This is a 20-hour course for qualifying to ASME B31.3 IR Fusion for PVDF, PP, and PE pipe and fittings. Successful candidates will be issued procedure qualification records for IR Fusion.

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Hand Detailing

This class will introduce students to concepts of field layout, creating standardized ISO drawings, routing, benchmarks, and reference points.

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Orbital Welding

This class will cover automatic orbital welding safe practices and equipment use, using the ARC 207, 217, CSI, and Orbitalum machines. Certification for the UA-18A test will be administered after all pipe sizes have been demonstrated and approved by the instructor.

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This course provides the OSHA outreach training for the OSHA 30 Card. Students who successfully complete this course will obtain an OSHA 30-hour card from an authorized OTI.

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P.I.P.E. – Backflow Repairer

Managed through P.I.P.E. 30-hour class for individuals currently holding Backflow Assembly Tester Certification.

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P.I.P.E. – Backflow Tester Certification

Managed through P.I.P.E. A class intended to prepare students to achieve their Backflow Tester Certification.

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P.I.P.E. – City of Phoenix Mechanical & Gas Code Journeyman License Review

Managed through P.I.P.E. Provides a working knowledge of the 2018 IMC & IFGC for preparation to take the City of Phoenix licensing exam.

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P.I.P.E. – First Aid/CPR Training

Managed through P.I.P.E. Gives instruction on CPR for adults, children, and infants; choking; recognition, prevention, and treatment of cardiopulmonary emergencies and stroke.

P.I.P.E. – Plastic Bonding Certification

Class required to get your P.I.P.E. plastic bonding certification. Managed through P.I.P.E.

P.I.P.E. – Safety Training

A series of safety courses managed through P.I.P.E.

P.I.P.E. – SSTA Backflow Recertification

Managed through P.I.P.E. An 8-hour class to recertify for Backflow.

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Reality Capture/Laser Scanning

Students will perform laser scanning in the field and transfer this data to the computer. A Faro laser scanning certificate will be a part of the successful completion of this course.

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Revit and Advanced Revit

This course will familiarize students with Revit software and the basic functions of navigating, setting up a file structure, working with the interface, creating a piping model, and producing drawings from the model.

Autodesk Certified Instructors. Program familiarity, basic functions, content creation and coordination, sheet creation and annotation.

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Semiconductor Awareness Training

The 4 hour Semiconductor Awareness Training will be held based off of contractor demand.

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Summer Tech Series

A series of classes where students will familiarize themselves with the basic functions of software such as Navisworks Freedom, Bluebeam Revu, Microsoft Office Basics, and Service & Field Verification Technology.

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Tube Bending

Introduction to the progressive method of bending tubing.

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UA/EPRI Industrial Rigging and Re-Cert Exam

This is an accelerated Journeyman upgrade class for members who are experienced and proficient at Rigging/Signaling and are seeking the certification from the UA & EPRI.

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UA/MCAA Foreman Cert and Re-Cert

The UA/MCAA Foreman certification course is designed to provide current supervision and prospective supervision the necessary information to improve their current performance and the leadership skills to run an effective crew.

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VDC Boot Camp

Students will be introduced to the basics of Bluebeam, AutoCAD, and Revit programs – Prerequisite course for Revit or Advanced Revit. Autodesk Certified Instructors.

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Weld Lab Hours

Weld lab is open to any member in good standing. During the Apprentice semester booth priority goes to those currently enrolled in a class.

Mon-Thur: 7am – 8pm

Fri: 7am – 1pm

Sat: 6am – 12pm

Apprenticeship Applications

Arizona Pipe Trades Apprenticeship is not accepting applications at the moment.