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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sign Industry Curriculum (SMAC-0012)

Course Category: 
Location: 

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry, Fairfax, VA, and other ITI approved locations.

Length: 

Version 1: 300 hours of classroom instruction and 4,000 hours of supervised practical experience over two years. Version 2: 431 hours of classroom instruction and 4,800 hours of supervised practical experience over three years.

Dates: 

Version 1: April 2013 – September 2015. Version 2: October 2015 – October 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: safely design, fabricate, and install different types of signs; identify types of signs and lighting; discuss and use safety techniques when working on signs; identify and use sheet metal tools and equipment; discuss the advantages of various signage materials; utilize various drafting methods to create signs; use computer-based design technology; discuss and use various layout methodologies; create letters for signs; use basic soldering and welding techniques; and safely install and move signs using hoisting and rigging techniques.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: signs, safety, tools and equipment, materials, drafting, computers, layout, letters, soldering and welding, and installation. Methods of instruction include: lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Construction Materials, 3 semester hours in Industrial Health and Safety, 3 semester hours in Drafting, and 3 semester hours in Design and Layout of Signs for a total of 12 semester hours (10/15 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Industrial Health and Safety, 3 semester hours in Drafting, 3 semester hours in Design and Layout of Signs, 3 semester hours in Tool and Equipment, 2 semester hours in Construction Materials, 2 semester hours in AutoCAD, 3 semester hours in Layout and Fabrication, 3 semester hours in Soldering and Welding, 3 semester hours in Hoisting and Rigging, and 1 semester hour in Installation and Maintenance for a total of 26 semester hours (10/15). 

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