New Orleans Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Program

UA Certified Apprenticeship Training


New Orleans Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Program

The Plumbers and Steamfitters JATC has a training program consisting of classroom instruction (Two nights per week, two semester per year) and on the job training. Apprentices earn raises every six months through completion of courses and excelling in job performance. Upon successful completion of the five-year program, the Apprentices become Journeyman as Plumbers, Pipefitters, or HVACR Service Technicians. (All licenses and certifications are obtained prior to completion.)

Our Training

Plumbing, Welding, Blueprint Interpretation, Computer, Drafting, HVACR, Electrical, Refrigeration, and Rigging are some of the technical training courses that are offered. Safety training is integrated into every course. All accepted students will be enrolled with the Louisiana Technical College System as well as Washtenaw Community College. Students that successfully complete courses will earn college credits that can be used towards a Contraction Supervision AAS and/or Journeyman Industrial AAS degree. Visit or for more details.

Contact Information

New Orleans Pipe Trades
2541 N. Arnoult Rd. Ste. 122
Metairie, LA  70002

Telephone: 504-885-8033

Academic Calendar - Fall 2020


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About the NOPT Training Program

What is an Apprenticeship?


What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for occupation in skilled trades and crafts. It combines on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced journeyman workers with related classroom instruction. Apprentices who successfully complete the prescribed number of hours of training in a registered apprenticeship program are awarded certificates of completion.


What Does Apprenticeship Offer?

Workers who complete apprenticeship programs can expect to hold good jobs at good pay. Their skills are a source of personal satisfaction as well as employment security. Statistics show that graduates earn higher wages, have more stable work records, and are promoted sooner and more often than workers who have not been trained through apprenticeship programs.

All apprentices receive FREE 5 years of related instruction at the Local 60 Training Center as a registered apprentice with the US Department of Labor Bureau, of Apprenticeship and Training. Apprentices also receive good pay and benefits while working for the contractors they are sent to work with by the Joint Apprentice Committee. At the successful completion of the 5 years of instruction and on-the-job training, each apprentice will be eligible to receive up to 32 college credits FREE. The college credits may be applied to a Associates degree in a technical degree field relating to construction. The Apprentice may take other required courses to complete a degree on their own at a college while serving an apprenticeship and use the apprenticeship credits earned (after they complete the apprenticeship) to graduate with an Associates degree at the same time they complete the apprenticeship program. The only cost is for the courses the college requires to complete the degree.

Degree Programs

Plumbers, Steamfitters and HVAC

A plumber is a skilled crafts-person that designs, estimates, installs, services and repairs pipe systems that convey water, waste drainage, natural and medical related gases. They join pipes and install fixtures and appliances such as: bathtubs, toilets, dishwashers, and water heaters. Often they design these systems or they may work from blueprints and drawings. They have the very important job of proctors of the public by helping to keep water safe.

Steamfitters install, service and repair piping systems for power generation, pharmaceutical and semi-conductor manufacturing, food processing and refrigeration, petroleum refinery and chemical and petrochemical processing. Steamfitters possess welder certifications and credentials that are required to perform high-demand weld processes.

An HVACR Technician installs, services and repairs heating, ventilation, air conditioning, building automation, and refrigeration systems in schools, hospitals, hotels, motels, airports, malls, high-rise offices and apartment buildings.

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NOPT Announcement


Due to COVID-19, the 2020 spring semester has been suspended indefinitely.  Classes will resume in August 2020 for the fall semester.

How do I Qualify?


The minimum requirements for the Apprenticeship program are:


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation
  • Drug Free

What Other Skills will Help Me?


Knowledge of the following courses will aid you in your development as an apprentice:


  • General science, chemistry and physics
  • General math, algebra, and geometry

Apply to the Program


Please download the application using the button below.

 The application can either be hand-delivered or mailed to:

New Orleans Pipe Trades
2541 N. Arnoult Rd. Ste. 122
Metairie, LA 70002

Any questions should be directed to Joann Theriot via email ( or phone 504-885-8033.

We Offer Careers to Last a Lifetime

Download the pamphlet here to learn more about how the New Orleans Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Program can help you build a successful future

Where Can I Apply?

New Orleans Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #60

2541 N. Arnoult Rd., Suite 122
Metairie, LA 70002
Ellis Bourque III
Phone (504) 885-8033

Baton Rouge Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #198

5888 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Phone (225) 355-9938
Fax (225)355-9110

Lake Charles Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #106

2013 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone (337) 436-2444

Shreveport Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #141

71109 Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71129
Phone (318) 683-1664

Monroe Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #659

1900 Pine Street
Monroe, LA 71207
Phone (318) 322-4520

Plumbers and Steamfitters U.A. Local #247

1211 Rapides Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone (318) 442-9923