Insulator

insulator_wideINSULATORS begin their careers with the Ingalls family in the pipe insulator apprentice program mastering proper insulating techniques for different types of pipe and ventilation systems aboard ships.

Curriculum:

Semester

Course

Course Description

Hours

1 Technical Math Covers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry. 72
2 Introduction to Shipbuilding and Blueprints This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of the design of the ships structure. This course also covers the basic blueprint reading required by the craft. 72
3 Blueprint Reading for Pipe Insulator This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft. 40
4 Metal Lagging This course is designed to instruct the apprentice on how to layout sheet metal for the lagging process on insulated piping or ducting systems. 36
5 Insulatation Theory and Installation This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to the theory and installation of insulation, discusing when to use types of insulation on the job. Instructing on how to install the insulation on the job. 72
6 Naval Architecture and Ship Structure Principles of ship construction and terminology. 72
7 Fundamentals of Drafting This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade. 72
8 Principles of Management This course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role. 72