Continuing Education Overview
Midwest Technical Institute offers continuing education classes for additional training (in select areas) as a supplement to standard course material. Our Continuing education courses are provided to give students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and add marketable skills to their resume.
MTI requires all applicants to provide proof of a high school diploma, GED or documentation of home school completion. Students must be proficient in speaking, writing, reading, and comprehending English.
MTI currently offers one CE course at our three Illinois campuses.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
Pipe Fitting Course
MTI offers a continuing education welding course in pipe fitting. The main objective of the Pipe Fitting Course is to provide students with the fundamental principles of entry-level pipe fitting and qualify them to secure immediate employment as a pipefitter/steamfitter in the manufacturing, construction, fabrication, and maintenance industries.
Continued education classes in pipe fitting feature classroom instruction and hands-on training in pipe measurements and runs, isometric drawing readings, field fabrication and more.
- Reading isometric drawings
- Pipe measurements and runs
- 90◦ and 45◦ fittings / offsets
- Complex isometric drawings
- Rolling offsets
- 30◦ and 60◦ fittings / offsets
- Odd-angled fitting fabrication / saddle fabrication
Pipe Fitting FAQ
- What is a pipefitter?
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “pipefitters install and maintain pipes that carry chemicals, acids, and gases. These pipes are used 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.” *www.bls.gov
- How much do pipefitters make?
- The median annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters was $55,160 in May 2019. *www.bls.gov.
- Where can I work as a pipefitter?
- MTI’s welder graduates work across the country in manufacturing, construction and maintenance fields. They are employed as boilermakers, pipefitters, structural welders and many other welding-related jobs.
- Are pipefitters in demand?
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for pipefitters will increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.gov
- How much does pipe fitting continued education cost?
- For more information on program costs, visit Tuition & Cost.
Financial assistance is not available for the Pipe Fitting Course.
Gainful Employment Disclosures are not available for the Pipe Fitting Course.
MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
MTI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org