Program Curriculum

Once the service member is accepted into the program, sheet metal training will last seven weeks. Six broad categories of instruction are delivered: general sheet metal; welding; HVAC service; system test, adjust, balance; and building information modeling. The class is full time and will provide the equivalent of first-year apprenticeship training (224 hours).

Below is a sample training schedule for the program:

Weeks One and Two
Sheet metal core training including but not limited to the following:

  1. OSHA 30 safety training
  2. Mathematics (trade related)
  3. Basic fabrication and layout skills
  4. Introduction/identification of basic HVAC systems

Weeks Three and Four
Specific sheet metal sector general training and awareness:

  1. Welding training
  2. Detailing/Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  3. HVACR service
  4. Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB)
  5. Architectural sheet metal

Weeks Five and Six
Continued sheet metal core training.

Week Seven
Continued training in one of the following areas:

  • Welding
  • CAD – Computer Aided Drafting
  • HVACR – Service
  • Testing Adjusting and Balancing
  • Architectural Sheet Metal