• Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate (391.1)


    Also see Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship (379).

     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.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    SHM-103Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication4
    SHM-104Basic Mechanical Drawing3
    WLD-295 GMAW and Welding Fundamentals3
    Total Credits: 10

    Second Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    MAT-191Mathematics for the Industries 3
    SHM-107Sheet Metal 2 3
    SHM-108 Advanced Mechanical Drawing 3
    WLD-296 SMAW and Applied Fundamentals3
    Total Credits: 12

    Third Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    SHM-203 Sheet Metal 3 4
    SHM-204 CAD and HVAC Design 4
    SHM-207Problem Solving 5
    WLD-297GTAW Processes3
    Total Credits: 16

    Fourth Year

    Course #Course NameCredits
    SHM-208 Industrial Metal Fabrication 3
    SHM-209Advanced AutoCAD Applications 3
    SHM-210Foreman Training 1
    WLD-298 Industrial Metal Applications4
    Total Credits: 11
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 49