May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Pipefitting, AAS


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Program Description

Code 250 - 60 Credits

High-pressure and low-pressure piping systems are used in manufacturing, in the generation of electricity, and in the heating and cooling of buildings. Many of these systems are regulated by automatic controls, which may be accessed remotely. The Industrial Pipefitting core curriculum at Kellogg Community College prepares students to install, maintain, and repair these systems. Students may pursue either a Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Pipefitting.

Modules within the curriculum cover:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Boilers
  • Compressed Air
  • Expansion
  • Fire Protection
  • Flow Control
  • Introduction to Pipefitting
  • Mathematics for Pipefitting
  • Pipefitting
  • Pipefitting Science
  • Piping Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Pumps
  • Safety
  • Steam
  • Thermodynamics of Heat

In order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Pipefitting students must complete sixty (60) credits. These credits must be taken from three categories: core curriculum, general education electives, and technical electives.

Modular Format

Industrial Trades curricula are offered in a non-traditional, modular format. Module descriptions are not listed in the catalog. For more information about Industrial Trades modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-pipefitting/.

Industrial Trades Orientation

All students interested in taking Industrial Trades modules must complete one or more core curriculum orientation. The orientation is a core curriculum prerequisite. Students will not be able to register for modules until the orientation is completed.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Technical/Equipment: Program graduates will demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills required to use industry equipment appropriately for employment in the field of Industrial Pipefitting.
  2. Safety: Program graduates will demonstrate safety protocols in the field of Industrial Pipefitting by consistently applying and adhering to current industry safety standards.
  3. Problem Solving: Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques in solving problems presented in the field of Industrial Pipefitting.
  4. Communication: Industrial Pipefitting program graduates will effectively communicate the technical content of the field, both written and orally.

Required General Education Courses


All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

Required Industrial Pipefitting Modules


Students must complete twenty-five (25) credits in the Pipefitting core curriculum. For more information about Industrial Pipefitting modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-pipefitting/.

Technical Elective Courses


Technical elective courses compliment the core curriculum and support general workplace competencies required in the field.

Technical electives may be selected from:

  • Accounting (ACCO)
  • Business Administration (BUAD)
  • Business Entrepreneurship (BUEN)
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology (DRAF)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (CET)
  • Computer Programming (CP)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Engineering Technology (ENTE)
  • ENGL 153 - Technical English  ° 
  • Industrial Electricity Electronics (INEL)
  • Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (INHR) °
  • Industrial Machining Technology (INMT)
  • Industrial Technology (INT)
  • Industrial Trades (INTR) °
  • Industrial Welding (INWE) °
  • Instrumentation (INST)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Office Information Technology (OIT)
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Renewable Energy (INRE) °
  • Science (SCIE)
  • Service-Learning (SERV) °
  • Tool and Die (INTD)

°These electives are highly recommended for the Industrial Pipefitting program.

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