International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Sheet Metal Apprentice Core Curriculum (SMAC-0002)
Version 1 and 2: 400 hours of classroom instruction and 3,200 hours of supervised practical experience over two years.
Version 1: April 2013 – September 2015. Version 2: October 2015 – Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: calculate and use related mathematical applications; calculate air movement and capacities and heating and air conditioning loads; design, layout patterns, and assemble sheet metal components; define characteristics of different sheet metals and fibrous ductwork and their uses; install and test ductwork and architectural sheet metal; safely and efficiently use sheet metal tools and power equipment; describe principles of electric motors and controls; define basic principles of air conditioning; test and balance circulation systems; explain and demonstrate safe use of the various welding methods; and read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings.
Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: an overview of the trade and its history; communication skills; materials and fabrication; drafting; blueprint reading; layout; safety; plans, specifications and costing; field installation; HVAC fundamentals and control systems; and applied math and measurements. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, audiovisual materials, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Human Relations, 2 semester hours in Environmental Health and Safety, 3 semester hours in Industrial Materials and Fabrication, 2 semester hours in Design and Drafting, 4 semester hours Sheet Metal Layout, 4 semester hours in Installation Estimating and Planning, 3 semester hours in Applied Math, 2 semester hours in Electricity, and 2 semester hours in HVAC Fundamentals, and 2 semester hours in Control Systems for a total of 26 semester hours (10/15 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Environmental Health and Safety, 1 semester hour in Industrial Materials and Fabrication, 1 semester hours in Design and Drafting, 8 semester hours Sheet Metal Layout, 2 semester hours in Installation Estimating and Planning, 4 semester hours in Applied Math, and 6 semester hours in Field Experience for a total of 24 semester hours (10/15) (10/20 revalidation).