Sheet Metal – Level 1
175 Hours Standardized
04101-08 Introduction to the Sheet Metal Trade (5 Hours)
Summarizes the history and development of the sheet metal trade. Explains the benefits of apprenticeship training and identifies career opportunities in the trade.
04102-08 Tools of the Trade (5 Hours)
Describes the hand and power tools used in the sheet metal trade, including layout tools and cutting, bending and forming machines. Includes safety and maintenance guidelines.
04103-08 Introduction to Sheet Metal Layout and Processes (7.5 Hours)
Introduces parallel line development, radial line development and triangulation. Covers the selection and use of layout, hand and machine tools. Discusses how to transfer patterns and how to cut, form and assemble parts.
04104-08 Trade Math One (20 Hours)
Builds and trainees’ basic math skills to solve trade-related problems. Covers calculations using denominate numbers, area and volume calculations, English-metric system conversions, basic geometry and calculation of stretchouts.
04105-08 Fabrication One – Parallel Line Development (22.5 Hours)
Covers the steps involved in using the parallel line development method to lay out fittings. Includes step-by-step procedures for selected fittings.
04106-08 Installation of Ductwork (15 Hours)
Addresses ductwork assembly, use of different types of sealants, using lifts and installation of ductwork. Describes the types of fasteners (screws, nuts, bolts and rivets) and supports used in an air distribution system. Discusses proper spacing of hangers, load ratings and installation of hangers and support systems.
04107-08 Installation of Air Distribution Accessories (5 Hours)
Describes how air distribution accessories such as louvers, dampers and access doors function as part of an air distribution system. Includes installation guidelines and checklist.
04108-08 Insulation (7.5 Hours)
Describes how to install fiberglass blanket, foam and pipe insulation using approved adhesives and fastening techniques. Also includes the fabrication and installation of fitting overs and preformed fitting covers.
04109-08 Architectural Sheet Metal (15 Hours)
Teaches how to lay out and fabricate sheet metal components of a roof drainage system, including flashing, gutters and downspouts.