Steamfitting Program

Diablo Valley College's Steamfitting program is a great option for anyone who is interested in a hands-on career in installing pipe systems that move liquids or gases under high pressure. After completing the program, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary for your success in the industry. Read more...

Our Steamfitting Program offers: 

  • an associate in science degree - steamfitting
  • a certificate of achievement - steamfitting
  • a certificate of accomplishment - steamfitting

In collaboration with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 159 and Plumbers, Steamfitters, Refrigeration (HVACR) Union Local 342, DVC offers a five-year apprenticeship program in steamfitting. Apprentices earn a wage while learning, and are often able to continue into a full time position once the program is complete. 

You can learn more about the requirements for the degree, certificate, and apprenticeship in our catalog.

Meet with a counselor  

We know that navigating degree requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule and appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you. 

Steamfitting certificates and degrees are generally not intended for transfer. If you are planning on transferring, it is important you meet with a program adviser or counselor to make sure transfer requirements are met. 

Career path options:

  • Steamfitter

For more information on possible career options, please visit the Career Center or schedule and appointment with a counselor. Please note that you cannot meet with a counselor or staff member until you are enrolled at DVC. 

Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.

Certificate and degree pathways

See what certificate, degree, career, and transfer opportunities are available.

Gainful employment reports


In compliance with the October 2010 Gainful Employment regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education, the Contra Costa Community College District is providing the following information for the District’s Career Technical Education programs that offer Certificates of Achievement: program costs, normal time for completion, average loan debt incurred by students enrolled in the program, completion rates, and potential careers fields for program graduates.

Courses and class schedule

Learn about required courses and when our classes are offered.


Learn more about becoming a steamfitting apprentice. 

Contact Steamfitting

Contact:  Joe Valdez
Telephone:   925-969-2368
Office location: ET-119E campus map