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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Joint Apprentice Training Committee Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union 28 | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sheet Metal Apprenticeship and Related Instruction

Location: 
139-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY.
Length: 

Version 1: 640 hours (160 hours per year, one 40 hour week every three months). Version 2, 3 and 4: 880 hours (240 hours of pre-indenture training, 40 hours per week over 6 weeks; 640 hours of apprenticeship training, 160 hours per year involving one 40-hour week every three months). Version 5 and 6: Phase 1: 960 hours (240 hours of pre-indenture training, 40 hours per week for 4 consecutive weeks; Phase 2: 80 hours per week for 10 weeks; 720 hours of apprenticeship training, 40 hours per week every 3 months for 4 1/2 years (160 hours per year and 80 hours in the fifth year).

Dates: 

Version 1: August 1988 - January 1997. Version 2: February 1993 - August 1998. Version 3: September 1998 - August 2002. Version 4: August 2003 - August 2014. Version 5 and 6: September 2014 - August 2019. Version 6: September 2019 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: perform all duties of a journey person sheet metal worker; shop tasks include layout, fabrication, assembly, welding, and soldering; field work tasks including blueprint reading, and installation of duct work, dampers, control devices, and architectural sheet metal. Version 5 and 6: Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: layout and fabricate basic sheet metal fillings; acquire OSHA-30 certification; pass competency exams and be indentured as apprentice with The Department of Labor; demonstrate a proficiency in using hand tools; correctly identify sheet metal fittings on shop and mechanical drawings; layout and fabricate complex sheet metal fittings using triangulation and parallel line development; acquire Certificate of Fitness G-60 Use of Flammable Gas; acquire Certificate of Fitness F-60 for Torch Operations; accurately read architectural blueprints; use a mechanical drawing to create a shop drawing showing the plan and elevation views of a simple duct run prod elevation drawings; accurately outline sheet metal welding practices and demonstrate proper use of PPE in the welding shop; demonstrate basic welding skills needed to fabricate duct using MIG GTAW process; estimate costs involved to fabricate and install a small HVAC system; describe and fabricate various types of architectural sheet metal items used in roofing shop; acquire Fire and Life Safety Level 1 and 2 Technician Certification; correctly identify instruments needed in Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) HVAC systems; accurately demonstrate basic welding skills needed to acquire American Welding Society GMAW D9.1 certification; correctly describe inner workings of a computer; demonstrate familiarity with AutoCAD interface, MEP, and HVAC specific programs; identify and sketch components of an HVAC system; accurately read equipment and schematic drawings; correctly demonstrate the use of Cartesian Coordinate System; accurately identify information on Architectural, Mechanical, and Structural drawings relevant to creating a sheet metal shop; correctly use contract specifications to develop shop standards; acquire EPA 608 compliance certification; use psychometric chart to determine relative humidity, dry and wet bulb temperatures and enthalphy; explain the relationship between voltage, amperage, resistance, and ohm's; correctly use formulas to calculate heat transfer and power; accurately demonstrate how fan curves are used in testing and balancing; identify common fans and their applications; identify the components of a hydronic system; correctly demonstrate basic welding skills needed to acquire American Welding Society GMAW D9.1 Stainless Steel metal; demonstrate the correct procedure for conducting a pressure test on ductwork; use pump laws to determine break horse power gallons per minute and pressure differential in a hydronic system; accurately measure pressure and flows in a hydronic system; demonstrate proportional air balancing on a duct system; correctly identify components of computer hardware and maintenance and demonstrate basic and advanced understanding of Microsoft Office applications; demonstrate understanding of project correspondence and effective writing; identify team members and their responsibilities within construction management and job documents; correctly outline proper techniques and equipment for use during field measuring; outline the process of coordination and the related three-dimensional software; correctly calculate heating and cooling loads for a residential duct system; accurately describe electronic and pneumatic control circuits; list proper evacuation practices; and demonstrate the task for inspecting and servicing the residential HVAC systems.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Drafting: linework; lettering; geometric constructions; orthographic projections; elevations; shop drawings; single line drawings; job sketching (by computer); introduction to Versacad. HVAC systems: duct systems; central air conditioning equipment; electromechanical devices; control systems; HVAC systems; properties of air; refrigeration cycle; heat load and cooling load calculations; testing and balancing. Industrial safety: shop safety considerations; material handling; federal safety standards; Red Cross CPR/First Aid training. Print reading: architectural plans; electrical plans; structural drawings; mechanical drawings; sheet metal drawings; plan-elevation-sections. Sheet metal working and installation: shop equipment; materials; hand tools; soldering; shop fabrication procedures; safe shop practices; power equipment; laying out patterns and fabrication of ducts, elbows, transitions, offsets, gutters, louvers, and architectural sheet metal; field installation and safety; duct installation; HVAC installation; ceiling installation. Technical math: fractions; decimals; use of algebraic formulas; geometry of right triangles; calculator use. Welding processes: oxyacetylene welding; shielded metal arc welding; welding safety; welding power sources; electrode codes; arc initiation; running beads; flat, vertical down, vertical up, and overhead positions; carbon arc; flame cutting; GMAW (gas metal arc welding) process; GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) process. Version 3: Drafting: linework; lettering; geometric constructions; orthographic projections; elevations; shop drawings; single line drawings; job sketching (by computer); introduction to AutoCAD. HVAC systems: duct systems; central air conditioning equipment; electromechanical devices; control systems; properties of air; refrigeration cycle; heat load and cooling load calculations; testing and balancing; servicing. Industrial safety: shop safety considerations; material handling; federal safety standards; Red Cross CPR/First Aid training. Print reading: architectural plans; electrical plans; structural drawings; mechanical drawings; sheet metal drawings; plan-elevation-sections. Sheet metal working and installation: shop equipment; materials; hand tools; soldering; shop fabrication procedures; safe shop practices; power equipment; plasma arc cutting using computer control; laying out patterns and fabrication of ducts, elbows, transitions, offsets, gutters, louvers, and architectural sheet metal; field installation and safety; duct installation; HVAC installation; ceiling installation. Technical math: fractions; decimals; use of algebraic formulas; geometry of right triangles; calculator use. Welding processes: oxyacetylene welding; shielded metal arc welding; welding safety; welding power sources; electrode codes; arc initiation; running beads; flat, vertical down, vertical up, and overhead positions; carbon arc; flame cutting; GMAW (gas metal arc welding) process; GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) process. Version 4, 5 and 6: Drafting: linework; lettering; geometric constructions; orthographic projections; elevations; shop drawings; single line drawings; job sketching (by computer); introduction to AutoCAD. HVAC systems: duct systems; central air conditioning equipment; electromechanical devices; control systems; properties of air; refrigeration cycle; heat load and cooling load calculations; testing and balancing; servicing. Industrial safety: Shop safety considerations; material handling; federal safety standards; Red Cross CPR/First Aid training. Print reading: architectural plans; electrical plans; structural drawings; mechanical drawings; sheet metal drawings; plan-elevation-sections. Sheet metal working and installation: shop equipment; materials; hand tools; soldering; shop fabrication procedures; safe shop practices; power equipment; plasma arc cutting using computer control; laying out patterns and fabrication of ducts, elbows, transitions, offsets, gutters, louvers, and architectural sheet metal; field installation and safety; duct installation; HVAC installation; ceiling installation. Technical math: fractions; decimals; use of algebraic formulas; geometry of right triangles; calculator use. Welding processes: oxyacetylene welding; shielded metal arc welding; welding safety; welding power sources; electrode codes; arc initiation; running beads; flat, vertical down, vertical up, and overhead positions; carbon arc; flame cutting; GMAW (gas metal arc welding) process; GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) process.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the associate degree/certificate category, 23 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 3 semester hours in HVAC Systems, 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 3 semester hours in Print Reading, 8 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation, 3 semester hours in Technical Math, 2 semester hours in Welding, or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 14 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 8 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation, and 2 semester hours in Welding (12/93). Version 3: In the associate degree/certificate category, 27 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 6 semester hours in HVAC Systems (3 lecture, 3 shop), 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 3 semester hours in Print Reading, 9 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (3 lecture, 6 shop), 3 semester hours in Technical Math, 2 semester hours in Welding, or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 21 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 6 semester hours in HVAC Systems (3 lecture, 3 shop) 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 9 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (3 lecture, 6 shop), and 2 semester hours in Welding (11/98 revalidation). Version 4: In the associate degree/certificate category, 25 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 4 semester hours in HVAC, 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 4 semester hours in Print Reading, 5 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (2 lecture, 3 shop), 2 semester hours in Technical Math, 2 semester hours in Welding, 3 semester hours in CAD, and 1 semester hour as general technical elective; or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 21 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 4 semester hours in HVAC Systems, 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 2 semester hours in Print Reading, 5 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (2 lecture, 3 shop), 2 semester hours in Welding, 3 semester hours in CAD, and 1 semester hour as general technical elective (8/03 revalidation) (4/09 revalidation). Version 5: In the associate degree/certificate category, 27 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 4 semester hours in HVAC, 2 semester hours in Industrial Safety, 4 semester hours in Print Reading, 5 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (2 lecture, 3 shop), 2 semester hours in Technical Math, 3 semester hours in Welding, 3 semester hours in CAD, and 1 semester hour as general technical elective; or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 23 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 4 semester hours in HVAC Systems, 2 semester hours in Industrial Safety, 2 semester hours in Print Reading, 5 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (2 lecture, 3 shop), 3 semester hours in Welding, 3 semester hours in CAD, and 1 semester hour as general technical elective (9/14 revalidation). Version 6: In the associate/certificate degree category, 28 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 4 semester hours in HVAC, 3 semester hours in Consturction Safety, 4 semester hours in Print Reading, 5 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (2 lecture, 3 shop), 2 semester hours in Technical Math, 3 semester hours in Welding, 3 semester hours in CAD, and 1 semester hour as general technical elective; or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 24 semester hours, distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Drafting, 4 semester hours in HVAC Systems, 3 semester hours in Construction Safety, 2 semester hours in Print Reading, 5 semester hours in Sheet Metal Working and Installation (2 lecture, 3 shop), 3 semester hours in Welding, 3 semester hours in CAD, and 1 semester hour as general technical elective (9/19 revalidation). 

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