By combining in-class theory and in-shop practical experience you will gain skills required to meet the ITA Level 1 technical training in Sheet Metal Work, Architectural Sheet Metal Work and Metal Fabrication. You will also gain precision sheet metal skills including those required in aircraft sheet metal fabrication and assembly.
What to expect
Located at our Interurban campus, the Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication Foundation program is 30 weeks long. Classes are scheduled from 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Homework commitments vary per student but amount to about one to three hours per day including weekends.
You'll be exposed to on-the-job conditions so be prepared to work outdoors regardless of the weather. Occasionally, you'll have to work longer than normal college hours depending on the project. You should be in good physical health and have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to:
- describe the metal trades
- use safe and acceptable work practices
- solve trade math problems
- use tools and equipment; use powered shop equipment
- cut and weld metals
- sketch & read drawings; layout and develop patterns
- fabricate sheet metal products
- install air handling systems
- examine architectural sheet metal systems, materials and fasteners
- install architectural sheet metal products and components
- use structural layout techniques
- use surface preparation and finishing methods
- fabricate plate fittings
- use precision sheet metal skills