Utah Career Center – Education for Life

Thousands of UA members have gone through our apprenticeship courses and programs and are currently enjoying the career opportunities they have earned as a result of their professional training.  The Utah Career Center for Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders and HVAC&R is associated with Salt Lake City Community College.  Apprentices who complete our 5 year program will earn credit towards an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Salt Lake City Community College in addition to earning Journeyman status within the specific trade they select.

Construction/HVAC&R Service  Apprenticeship Prerequisite
UA Local 140  membership is a prerequisite to an apprenticeship. Visit http://www.pipetradeslocal140.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Join20Us for details on membership. Applicants are evaluated on the same fair basis, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious affiliation.

Apprentices earn while they learn through classroom and on-the-job training.

  • 1,350 hours total required

Plumber Apprenticeship Courses

GrpCourse NumberCr HrsCourse TitleClk HrsSemesterYear
PFA1150001 or 11510012 Heritage, Job Safety and Health45Fall1
PFA1160001 or 11610012Use & Care, Pipe & Materials, Rigging45Fall1
PFA3Communications (degree class)30Fall1
PFA1100001 or 11010012Pipe Trades Math (counts towards degree)45Spring1
PFA1110001 or 11110012Soldering & Brazing, Plastic, Oxy/Act Cutting45Spring1
PFA3Personal Finance (degree class)50Spring1
PFA1260001 or 12610012Drawing Interpretation & Building Plans45Fall 2
PFA1250001 or 12510012Basic Electricity45Fall2
PFA3English 0990 or 1010 (degree class)50Fall2
PFA1200001 or 12010012Gas Installations45Spring2
PFA1210001 or 12110012Hydronic Systems45Spring2
PFA3Principles of Technology (degree class)50Spring2
PFA2350001 or 23510012Drainage45Fall3
PFA2360001 or 23610012Water Supply45Fall3
PFA3English 1010 or WeldingFall3
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding45Fall3
PFA2350001 or 23510012Drainage45Spring3
PFA2360001 or 23610012Water Supply45Spring3
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding45Spring3
PFA2450001 or 24510012Medical Gas Certification45Fall4
PFA2470001 or 24710012International Plumbing Code45Fall4
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding or Pipefitting45Fall4
PFA2440001 or 24410012Advanced Plan Reading45Spring4
PFA2310001 or 23110012Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances45Spring4
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding or Pipefitting45Spring4
PFA2540001 or 25410012Guide Service, Special Purpose, Bldrs Level45Fall5
PFA2560001 or 25610012General Pipefitting45Fall5
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding or Pipefitting45Fall5
PFA2570001 or 25710012Test Prep - International Plumbing Code45Spring5
PFA2580001 or 25810012Test Prep - Pipe Sizing Math45Spring5
PFA2590001 or 25910012Test Prep - Shop45Spring5
Total Clock Hours for Years 1 through 51350

Pipefitter/Welding Apprenticeship Courses

GrpCourse NumberCr HrsCourse TitleClk HrsSemesterYr
PFA1150001 or 11510012Heritage, Job Safety and Health45Fall1
PFA1160001 or 11610012Use & Care, Pipe & Materials, Rigging45Fall1
PFA3Communications (degree class)30Fall1
PFA1100001 or 11010012Pipe Trades Math (counts towards degree)45Spring1
PFA1110001 or 11110012Soldering & Brazing, Plastic, Oxy/Act Cutting45Spring1
PFA3Personal Finance (degree class)50Spring1
PFA1260001 or 12610012Drawing Interpretation & Building Plans45Fall2
PFA1250001 or 12510012Basic Electricity45Fall2
PFA3English 0990 or 1010 (degree class)50Fall2
PFA1200001 or 12010012Gas Installations45Spring2
PFA1210001 or 12110012Hydronic Systems 45Spring2
PFA3Principles of Technology (degree class)50Spring2
RFA2310001 or 23110012Pneumatic Controls45Fall3
PFA2310001 or 23110012Pumps and Steam Systems45Fall3
PFA2300001 or 23010012English 1010 or Welding45Fall3
RFA2300001 or 23010012Electric Controls45Spring3
RFA2350001 or 23510012Refrigeration45Spring3
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding45Spring3
PFA2440001 or 24410012Advanced Plan Reading45Fall4
PFA2430001 or 24310012Piping Layout45Fall4
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding45Fall4
PFA2420001 or 24210012Medical Gas Certification45Spring4
RFA2460001 or 24610012Instrumentation and Process Controls45Spring4
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding45Spring4
PFA2540001 or 25410012Pipe Bending45Fall5
PFA2500001 or 25010012Orbital Welding45Fall5
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding45Fall5
PFA2530001 or 25310012Mechanical Code, Boiler Code, CSD-145Spring5
PFA2520001 or 25210012Steamfitter Test Prep - Class room45Spring5
PFA2300001 or 23010012Welding45Spring5
Total Clock Hours for Years 1 through 51350

HVAC&R Technician Apprenticeship Courses

GrpCourse NumberCr HrsCourse TitleClk HrsSemesterYr
RFA2350001 or 23510014Refrigeration 1 & 290Fall & Spring1
PFA1160001 or 11610012Use & Care, Pipe & Materials, Rigging45Fall1
PFA1150001 or 11510012Heritage, Job Safety and Health45Fall1
PFA1100001 or 11010012Pipe Trades Math (counts towards degree)45Spring1
PFA1110001 or 11110012Soldering & Brazing, Plastic, Oxy/Act Cutting45Spring1
RFA2400001 or 24010014Air Conditioning 1 & 290Fall & Spring2
PFA3Principles of Technology (degree class)45Fall2
PFA1250001 or 12510012Basic Electricity45Fall2
RFA2Introduction to Computer452
RFA2520001 or 25210012Advanced Electricity and Electronics45Spring2
RFA2330001 or 23310012Brazing Certification & Control Projects45Fall3
RFA2310001 or 23110012Pneumatic Controls45Fall3
RFA2320001 or 23210012Refrigerant Controls45Fall3
RFA2550001 or 25510012Chillers Including Centrifugals45Spring3
RFA2510001 or 25110012Evaporators, Compressors, & Condensers45Spring3
PFA2530001 or 25310012Mechanical Code45Spring3
RFA2Utah Boiler Code & CSD1454
RFA2300001 or 23010012Electric Controls45Fall4
PFA3Communications (degree class)45Fall4
RFA2410001 or 24110012Trouble Shooting Systems 45Spring4
PFA1260001 or 12610012Drawing Interpretation & Building Plans45Spring4
PFA3Personal Finance (degree class)45Spring4
RFA2540001 or 25410014Start Test & Balance 90Fall/Spring5
PFA2310001 or 23110012Pumps and Steam Systems45Fall5
PFA1210001 or 12110012Hydronic Systems 45Spring5
PFA3English 101(degree class) or 45Spring5
PFA1200001 or 12010012Gas Installations45Spring5
Total Clock Hours for Years 1 through 51350