Sheetmetal

sheetmetal_wideSHEETMETAL workers are essential to the shipbuilding team. The sheetmetal apprentice explores the trade of ventilation and air conditioner systems consisting of fabricating air ducts, and using various gauges of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

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 SM 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 Naval Architecture and Ship Structure Principles of ship construction and terminology. 72
5 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
6 Layout I This course is designed to instruct the apprentices on safety in relation to hand tools and shop machines. The apprentice will also study basic trade theory in hand processing, machine process and basic layout. 72
7 Layout II This course is designed to cover basic principles of parallel and radial line development as related to intermediate Sheetmetal layout work. The apprentice will have to demonstrate layout skill of basic components within the Sheetmetal craft and the Sheetmetal shop. 72
8 Layout III This is an advance Sheetmetal layout course that is designed to cover triangulation method, approaches and solutions to special problems.
9 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