Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship (AS)

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Associate of Science (379)

This associate degree program enables students enrolled in the CCAC certificate for Sheet Metal apprentices to continue with their education and complete the course work needed for an associate's degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduates will:

  1. Acquire the skills needed for fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal; including brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
  2. Perform the testing, adjusting, and balancing needed to fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
  3. Utilize computers to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
  4. Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
  5. Perform the rigging and installation of building components relating to floor and walls.

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

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 64–65

First Year

Course #      

Course Name

Credits

ENG-101

English Composition 

3

SHM-103

Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication 

4

SHM-104

Basic Mechanical Drawing 

3

PHS-161

Physical Science for the Industries          

3

WLD-295

GMAW & Welding Fundamentals 

3

        

Total Credits

16

Second Year

ENG-103

Technical Communications 

3

MAT-108
MAT-191

Intermediate Algebra 1 or
Mathematics for the Industries

4
3

SHM-107

Sheet Metal 2

3

SHM108

Advanced Mechanical Drawing

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

WLD-296

SMAW & Applied Fundamentals

3

        

Total Credits

18–19

Third Year

HIS-151
PSY-116

History of American Labor or
Organizational Psychology

3

SHM-203

Sheet Metal 3

4

SHM-204

CAD & HVAC Design

4

SHM-207

Practical Problem Solving

5

WLD-297

GTAW Processes

3

        

Total Credits

19

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

1Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must take MAT-108

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