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Restricted Enrollment  
The Pipefitting Diploma is a restricted enrollment joint program offered through the St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 and Saint Paul College. 

  • Admission to the Pipefitters Apprenticeship program is required for enrollment in this program. 
  • Students are accepted through St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 JAC; 651.455.5282 or
  • Applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent and should enjoy working in a demanding trade that requires both mental alertness and physical stamina. 
  • To be added to the interview list, students must do the following by the deadline: 
    • Apply to the College, and list the Pipefitting Diploma as your major of interest. List one major only in your application.  
    • Take the ACCUPLACER assessment and receive the following scores: 
      • Reading: Score of 248+ 
      • Arithmetic: Score of 250+ 

Students may take the ACCUPLACER twice a calendar year. If students do not receive the scores needed, they can take additional course work at Saint Paul College to be considered for an interview. Completion of this coursework does not guarantee acceptance into the program 

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and temperature control fields  
  • Oil refineries, chemical plants, food processing facilities, manufacturing plants, retail and wholesale food stores, and ice rinks  
  • Universities, schools, government agencies and utility companies 

Transfer Pathways

  • Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below. For more information, please contact a transfer specialist or go to Transfer Resources 
  • BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead 

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