Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Certificate program (NITA)

Certificate 5 terms

About Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan programme

Plumbers install, alter and repair the systems that keep water and waste disposal systems running, and that provide many basic amenities. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications. Plumbers also select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape and join pipes according to specifications.

Plumbers install and repair water, drainage, and gas pipes in homes, businesses, and factories. They install and repair large water lines, such as those which supply water to buildings, and smaller ones, including lines that supply water to refrigerators. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures—bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets—and appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, and water heaters. They also fix plumbing problems. For example, when a pipe is clogged or leaking, plumbers remove the clog or replace the pipe. Some plumbers maintain septic systems—the large, underground holding tanks that collect waste from houses not connected to a city or county’s sewer system.

Pipefitters, sometimes referred to as just fitters, install and maintain pipes that carry chemicals, acids, and gases. These pipes are mostly in manufacturing, commercial, and industrial settings. Fitters often install and repair pipe systems in power plants, as well as heating and cooling systems in large office buildings. Some pipefitters specialize:

  • Gasfitters install pipes that provide natural gas to heating and cooling systems and to stoves. They also install pipes that provide clean oxygen to patients in hospitals.
  • Sprinklerfitters install and repair fire sprinkler systems in businesses, factories, and residential buildings.
  • Steamfitters install pipe systems that move steam under high pressure. Most steamfitters work at college campuses and natural gas power plants where heat and electricity are generated, but others work in factories that use high-temperature steam pipes.

Objectives of Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

This plumbing and pipefitter artisan certificate course begins with an introduction to plumbing, the importance of plumbing as a profession as well as the typical skill set of a plumber.
The program also covers personal protective equipment, safety signs, plumbing tools, and the basic safety practices adopted and used by plumbers on a job site.

After completing the plumbing and pipe fitter artisan certificate course, students will know more about the following:

  • Pipe system types and design
  • Piping equipment and materials
  • Safety protocols and standards
  • Measuring and basic math for pipefitters
  • Trade terminology and communication strategies

Entry requirements for Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

KCPE certificate

Colleges offering Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Kipsamumgut Vocational Training Center
Kericho County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Our Lady of Mercy Vocational Training Center
Nairobi County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Machakos Institute of Technology
Machakos County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Ukunda Vocational Training Center
Kwale County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Sensei Institute of Technology
Nakuru County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Don Bosco Boys Technical Training Centre
Nairobi County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI)
Nakuru County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Naivasha Technical and Vocational College
Nakuru County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Githagara Vocational Trining Center
Muranga County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Busia Vocational Training Center
Busia County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

The Serenity College
Nakuru County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Nakuru Training Institute (NTI)
Nakuru County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center
Kiambu County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Mtongwe Vocational Training Center
Mombasa County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Severin Craftsman Training Centre
Mombasa County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Mutisya Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Ahero Vocational Training Center
Kisumu County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Subukia Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Plumbing Pipefitter - Artisan

Machakos Medical and Technical Training College
Machakos County