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 provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning. 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 Safety, Health & Environment This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to reinforce attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. 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 Project Management This course is designed to provide the apprentice with the foundation skills needed to understand roles and responsibilities of construction, supervision and managing projects. 72