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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship

Sheet Metal Program Outcomes

Tech Sheet Metal

  • The fabrication and installation of duct systems
  • The installation and service of air conditioning equipment and electromechanical devices
  • Shop fabrication including: laying out of patterns, and the production of elbows, offsets, gutters, louvers and architectural sheet metal
  • Proper use of power and hand tools
  • Welding process for oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, and flame cutting
  • Technical math including fractures, decimals, algebraic formulas, and geometry
  • Print reading for architectural plans, electrical plans, structural drawings, mechanical drawings, sheet metal drawings, plus plans and elevations
  • Install service and repair air handling equipment
  • Install and repair sheet metal products and ensure installation conforms to specifications and building codes
  • Use laser or plasma cutting equipment numerically controlled or computerized equipment to cut, drill or punch bend and shape sheet metal parts
  • Layout, measure and fabricates sheet metal parts according to drawing and templates
  • Testing, adjusting and balancing and fine tuning and maintaining HVAC systems
  • Troubleshooting and repair of HVAC systems
  • The design, fabrication and installation of HVAC systems

ABC Sheet Metal

Upon successful completion of the ABC Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program, the Apprentice will be able to perform the following competencies:

  • Intro. to the Sheet Metal Trade
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Fasteners, Hangers, and Supports
  • Installation of Air Distribution Accessories
  • Insulation
  • Introduction to Sheet Metal Layout and Processes
  • Trade Math One
  • Fabrication One – Parallel Line Development
  • 04201-02 Trade Math Two
  • Basic Piping Practices
  • Fabrication Two: Radial Line Development (55 Hours)
  • Bend Allowances
  • Blueprints and Specifications
  • Air Properties and Distribution
  • Sheet Metal Duct Fabrication Standards
  • Soldering
  • Fiberglass Duct (Elective)
  • T 04301-03 Trade Math Three: Field Measuring and Fitting
  • Air Systems
  • Introduction to Welding, Brazing, and Cutting
  • Principles of Refrigeration
  • Principles of Airflow
  • Comprehensive Blueprint and Specification Reading
  • Fabrication Three: Triangulation
  • Architectural Sheet Metal (Elective)
  • Shop Production and Organization
  • Air Balance
  • Louvers, Dampers, and Access Doors
  • Fume and Exhaust System Design
  • Fabrication Four: Comprehensive Review
  • Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader