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Sheet Metal Apprentice Training
To reach journeyman status, an apprentice has to graduate from an extensive four-year training program. The four-year program consists of four one-year segments that includes 8,000 hours of continuous on-the-job training and a minimum of 576 hours of related classroom instruction.
  • First Year
    • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Program
    • First Aid - CPR
    • Pattern Layout
    • Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication
    • Drafting 1
    • Basic Math (Algebra, Geometry)
    • Soldering
    • Basic Welding & Cutting
    • Miscellaneous Theory
  • Second Year
    • Trigonometry
    • Advanced Pattern Development
    • Advanced Sheet Metal Fabrication
    • Drafting 2
    • Architectural Theory and Layout
    • Welding GMAW (D9.1 Sheet Metal Code Certification
  • Third Year
    • CAD
    • Airflow
    • Psychometrics
    • Fans & Fan Laws
    • Drafting (Sheet Metal Shop Drawings)
    • Welding SMAW (D1.1 Structural Test)
    • Organizing & Industry Promotion, Labor History, Theory & Practical Experience
  • Fourth Year
    • Clean Room Training
    • CAD-2
    • Cost Awareness / Sheet Metal Computer Estimating
    • Foreman Training
    • Field Mathematics
    • First-Aid / CPR
    • Welding - PVC / Polypropylene
    • Welding - GTAW (TIG)
    • Boiler Breechings / Industrial Sheet Metal
    • Lagging
To learn more information regarding Sheet Metal Apprenticeships, please refer to Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19's website, www.smwlu19.org/train_apprentice.html for more details.
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