Algonquin College

Sheet Metal Worker (Apprenticeship)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (Ottawa)
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Metal Building Assembly/Assembler
Description:This apprenticeship program provides sheet metal worker apprentices with the trade skills and theory necessary to design, assemble, and install shop fabricated parts and fulfills the in-class requirements of the apprenticeship program. Growth in the construction business and increasing emphasis on complete environmental control ensure a steady demand for sheet metal workers. Modern buildings require up-to-date heating, cooling and ventilation systems, many of which depend upon air movement to satisfy design conditions. Fans and connected sheet metal duct work are the heart of such systems.

Prior to entering the in-class program, sheet metal worker apprentices typically have worked in the field for approximately one year. Apprentices attend three 8-week levels of 30 hours per week of in-class sessions. In the basic, intermediate and advanced levels, apprentices study basic design concepts, drafting and blueprint reading and welding. Seventy per cent of class time is spent in theory and 30 per cent learning practical, hands-on skills in the College`s shops.
URL:Sheet Metal Worker (Apprenticeship) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:24 Week(s)
Modified on December 15, 2015