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Ironworker Apprenticeship

North 
Certificate (289.1)

This three year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

The cooperative part of the program involves lecture and laboratory classes for 45 academic credits. A student may then apply these 45 credits toward an associate's degree in Building Construction Estimating or Supervision. Graduates will have classroom and shop training and job experience in ironworking. Upon completion of the certificate and the job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, they may work in commercial building construction as a skilled ironworker. Construction trade technology training programs are open to all qualifying students. These programs are offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and Pennsylvania Department of Labor. The state of Pennsylvania awards journeyman working papers to those who complete one of these apprenticeship programs. Admission is by competitive testing and interviews with a Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Work safely in all aspects of the ironworking trade as defined by and governed by OSHA and ANSI as a qualified rigger, qualified scaffold erector user and qualified powered fork truck operator. Certifications include OSHA subpart R, OSHA 10 and 30-hour certifications and MSHA training.
  2. Work proficiently in structural steel construction utilizing rigging and hoisting techniques, blueprint reading skills and steel detailing applications.
  3. Perform all welding functions required of the Ironworker apprentice, including completion of the AWS D1.1/1.5 welder certification tests in both SMAW and FCAW.
  4. Construct and assemble all types of curtain wall systems, window wall systems, windows, storefronts and architectural metals.
  5. Place all types of reinforcing steel including beams, slabs, columns, bridge decks and unbonded post tensioning systems.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 45

First Year

Credits

STI-115

Ironworker Rigging 1

1

STI-116

Ironworker Reinforcing 1.1

1

STI-117

Ironworker Reinforcing 1.2

1

STI-120

Ornamental Ironworking 1.1

1

STI-121

Ornamental Ironworking 1.2

1

STI-124

Ironworker Safety Union 1.1

1

STI-125

Ironworker Safety 1.2

1

STI-126

Structural Ironworking 1.1

1

STI-127

Structural Ironworking 1.2

1

STI-128

Structural Ironworking 1.3

1

WLD-180

Ironworker Welding 1.1

1

WLD-181

Ironworker Welding 1.2

1

WLD-182

Ironworker Welding 1.3

1

WLD-184

Ironworker Welding 1.4

1

                   

Total Credits

14

Second Year

STI-220

Ironworker Rigging 2

1

STI-222

Ornamental Ironworker 2.1

2

STI-223

Ironworker Safety/Union Agreement 2.1

3

STI-224

Ironworker Reinforcing 2 Unbonded
Post-Tensioning

3

STI-225

Structural Ironworking 2.1

1

STI-226

Structural Ironworking 2.2

1

STI-227

Structural Ironworking 2.3

1

WLD-285

Ironworker Welding 2.1

1

WLD-287

Ironworker Welding 2.2

1

WLD-288

Ironworker Welding 2.3

1

WLD-289

Ironworker Welding 2.4

1

      

Total Credits

16

Third Year

       

STI-301

Ornamental Ironworking 3.1

1

STI-302

Ornamental Ironworking 3.2

1

STI-303

Ironworker Safety 3.1

3

STI-304

Structural Ironworking 3.1

1

STI-306

Structural Ironworking 3.2

1

STI-307

Structural Ironworking 3.3

1

STI-308

Ironworker Rigging 3

1

STI-309

Ironworker Reinforcing 3.1

1

STI-310

Ironworker Reinforcing 3.2

1

STI-311

Ironworker Foreman Training Supervision

1

WLD-380

Ironworker Welding 3.1

1

WLD-381

Ironworker Welding 3.2

1

WLD-382

Ironworker Welding 3.3

1

     

Total Credits

15

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