Southwest Piping Institute

UA Local 412

Plumbers and pipefitters

Southwest Piping Institute is headquartered in Albuquerque with smaller extension campuses located in Farmington, NM, Los Alamos, NM, Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso Texas. The institution focuses on the piping industry in the capacity of plumbing, pipefitting, welding and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC\R). Much of the work associated with these trades is done in power plants, chip-processing facilities, merchandise distribution centers, data centers, hospitals, schools etc., and demand well-trained people to help build and maintain these facilities.



Operating Hours: 
Mon – Fri: 8AM – 4:30PM;
Sat – Sun: Closed


Ray Trujillo – Chief Administrative Officer and Training Director

Brian Hagerty – Assistant Training Director 

Robert Baker – HVAC Coordinator

Edward Sanchez – Welding & Pipefitting Coordinator

Carrie Whitman – Office Manger

Catherine Jaramillo – Accreditation Liaison

Carol Klinger – Training Technician 

Karla Morales – Training Technician


Location of Service Center – Main Campus 505-256-9257


On-the-Job (OJT) forms for current apprentices are due to the main office on the below dates.

  • 4 Mar 2022
  • 1 Apr 2022
  • 6 May 2022
  • 3 Jun 2022
  • 1 Jul 2022


Correspondence and Make-Up days for current apprentices are on the below dates.

  • 26 Feb 2022
  • 26 Mar 2022
  • 23 Apr 2022
  • 21 May 2022
  • 11 Jun 2022