Active Duty transitioning (priority)
Active Duty transitioned 180 days after ETS (space available)
Reserve, National Guard & Veterans (space available)

To be completed prior to start date:

  1. Must attend a CSP Briefing at Crittenberger Career Skills Center, every Monday at 12:00 (excluding federal holidays), Building 3271 (3271 2nd Division Drive, JBLM, WA 98433)
  2. Visit Sheet Metal JATC Training Center
  3. Schedule a meeting with CSP Counselor (instructions provided at CSP Briefing) to start the application process
  4. Meet entrance requirements and take aptitude test
  5. Meet with CSP Counselor and receive Letter of Participation (LOP)
  6. First Commanding (Field Grade) Officer approves the LOP
  7. JBLM Command Sergeant Major approves the application
  8. Interview at Western Washington Sheet Metal Training Center


Once the service member is accepted into the program, instruction will be four days a week for seven consecutive weeks. The class is full time and will provide the equivalent of first-year apprenticeship training (224 hours).

Three broad categories of instruction will be delivered:

OSHA 10, personal protective equipment and fall protection, shop equipment safety, HVAC system theory, basic principles of architectural sheet metal, introduction to hand and power tools, basic materials and hardware used in the trade, basic principles of drafting, introduction to CAD, introduction to print reading, introduction to principles of layout and shop fabrication projects.

A combination of classroom theory and hours in a welding booth will be required. Some students may advance and certify with welding certifications by the American Welding Society (AWS).


Principles of HVAC system design, electrical theory, basic refrigeration cycle, introduction to the inspection, repair and servicing of heating and air conditioning equipment, HVAC refrigeration tools, introduction to print reading, introduction to principles of air and water balance, test/adjust/ balance tools and instruments, reporting and system validation.




2725 Williamson Place, DuPont, WA 98327

(approximately one mile from the DuPont Gate)

(253) 780-8240

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SMART Heroes is registered with Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E). Service members can utilize those benefits when beginning their apprenticeship. Click here for information on how to apply.