Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship (Cert)

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Certificate (391.1)

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

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Understand the need for a commitment to responsibility, re-education, supervisory skills, safety and drug awareness that translates into quality craftsmanship, efficiency and productivity on the job site.
  2. Prepare the fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal, such as brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
  3. Prepare the design, fabrication and installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning.
  4. Test, adjust and balancing/fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
  5. Use a computer to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
  6. Prepare stainless steel fabrication and installation in restaurants, cafeterias, etc.
  7. Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
  8. Prepare pattern layout of geometric development of patterns for sheet metal objects to be fabricated.

Graduates will have had classroom, shop training and job experience hours in sheet metal work. Upon completion of the CCAC certificate and the job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, they can find employment doing industrial duct fabrication and installation, architectural sheet metal workers, energy manager for green technology or kitchen equipment fabrication and installation. They may work in commercial building construction as a skilled sheet metal worker.  

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 the 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.

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

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 49

First Year

Course #           

Course Name

Credits

SHM-103

Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication 

4

SHM-104

Basic Mechanical Drawing 

3

WLD-295

GMAW and Welding Fundamentals                   

3

 

Total Credits

10

Second Year

MAT-191

Mathematics for the Industries

3

SHM-107

Sheet Metal 2

3

SHM-108

Advanced Mechanical Drawing

3

WLD-296

SMAW and Applied Fundamentals

3

 

Total Credits

12

Third Year

SHM-203

Sheet Metal 3

3

SHM-204

CAD and HVAC Design

4

SHM-207

Problem Solving

4

WLD-297

GTAW Processes

5

 

Total Credits

16

Fourth Year

SHM-208

Industrial Metal Fabrication

3

SHM-209

Advanced AutoCAD Applications

3

SHM-210

Foreman Training

1

WLD-298

Industrial Metal Applications

4

 

Total Credits

11

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