ATSM-1010 Benefits Management

1 Credit

The collective bargaining process, worker wages and benefits including hospitalization and pension plans including annuities. Also covered are membership investments, dues structure and personal money management.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1020 Trade History

1 Credit

An introductory course covering the sheet metal industry and its history. Included is a discussion of the roles and responsibilities of the sheet metal worker.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1030 Layout and Fabrication I

2 Credits

Introduces various techniques that are required to layout and fabricate fittings from sheet metal. In addition, the transferring of measurements from mechanical and shop drawings, to fabrication of metal, and safety in using tools and machinery for cutting metal will be discussed.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1040 OSHA 16 Hour Safety Training

1 Credit

Introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Topics include employee responsibilities and rights, standards, and basic hazard training.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1210 Estimating and Bidding

1 Credit

Covers the estimating and bidding process used by contractors to justify costs and to be awarded contracts for sheet metal projects. Included is bid information, contract language and field costs.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1220 Layout and Fabrication II

2 Credits

Covers sheet metal layout and design applications in conjunction with parallel line and radial line development. Included are shop exercises involving applied math and geometric concepts that are required for calculating cut sizes for ductwork. Soldering techniques for assembling sheet metal patterns will also be covered.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1230 Field Installation

3 Credits

Covers the techniques required to layout, cut and fabricate components necessary to construct plenum boxes in heating and cooling systems installations. Included are applied math concepts for layout and cutting operations and drafting exercises.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1803 Special Topics: HVAC Cleaning

1 Credit

Course covers the cleaning of various Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC ) systems including methods, health and safety issues and restoration and remediation evaluations. Included are demonstrations and applications of cleaning procedures using required tools and equipment.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheetmetal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-1805 Special Topics in Fire Life Safety Tech I

1 Credit

Course covers the purpose of life safety as it pertains to dampers in HVAC systems and fire protection. Included are discussions related to codes, standards and installation procedures as prescribed by the manufacturer and the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) also mounting brackets, operating components and access doors. Testing procedures and schedules and maintenance procedures will be addressed.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2310 Refrigeration I

1 Credit

Introduces refrigeration theory, heat transfer, and the refrigeration cycle, including the piping of residential split systems using refrigeration tubing, with concentration on installation techniques including brazing and soldering. Also included are various layout procedures using mechanical and shop drawings.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2330 Layout and Fabrication III

3 Credits

Covers sheet metal layout, fabrication, and design applications in conjunction with the triangulation method of development. Included are shop exercises involving applied math, trigonometry, and geometric concepts that are required for calculating cut sizes for ductwork. Soldering techniques for assembling sheet metal patterns will also be covered.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2340 Advanced Field Installation

3 Credits

Develop team building skills by engaging in a group exercise that requires interaction among the participants to design, construct, and install the required ductwork for a project in accordance with the parameters of tolerance within a designated work area. Develop a set of construction and mechanical drawings that are needed for this specific learning exercise.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2350 Duct Design and Testing

2 Credits

Covers duct configuration and design concepts including plenum requirements and aspect ratios covering air loss due to friction. Also included is a section on performing a system leak test.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2360 Load Calculations

1 Credit

Covers heating and air conditioning load calculations required for selecting the proper size equipment for various types of buildings. Included are sections dealing with heat transmission, design temperatures, and air infiltration.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's Apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2410 Residential Heating

3 Credits

Identifies the different types of heating systems, discusses the combusion process including fuel-air mixtures and atomization of fuel oil. Also covered are electrical circuitry, air circulation, controls and safety limits.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2420 Refrigeration II

2 Credits

Covers the components of refrigeration systems, applications to air conditioning and the use of specialty tools including vacuum pumps and gages. Installation methods, maintenance and troubleshooting are also covered.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2510 Commercial Roof Top Units

2 Credits

Describes the different types of heating/air conditioning systems used on commercial buildings, including the use of specialty roof mounting systems. Also covered are electrical circuitry, air circulation, gas piping and optional accessories.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker’s apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2520 Project Management

2 Credits

Covers the leadership and motivational aspects of roject management including contract administration, project organization and site supervision.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's Apprenticeship Program.

ATSM-2530 Direct Digital Controls

2 Credits

Covers the different types of electronic and pneumatic control circuits that are used in the heating and air conditioning industry. Included are sections covering control components, loops and applications and installation procedures. Advantages and disadvantages of using digital controls are also covered.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2801 Special Topics: Fire Life Safety Tech I Supervisor

1 Credit

Certification course covering the management systems of Fire Life Safety including the principals of fire and smoke resistance and fire stages. Included is a comprehensive study of the features and components of FLS dampers and testing requirements.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2802 Special Topics: SMART ICRA

1 Credit

This course is designed to promote the awareness of infection control in existing health-care facilities. Infection control techniques used to prevent the spread of infectious agents to other patients, other areas of the facility and to the workers themselves, will be emphasized. An awareness of the types of hazards presented to workers in health-care facilities will be covered as part of this course.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2803 Special Topics: FLS Tech II Supervisor

1 Credit

Advanced course covering different Fire Life Safety FLS systems related to property protection, occupancy uses and supervisory qualifications required for smoke management and control. Included will be a review of general FLS considerations.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheetmetal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2804 Special Topics: Sheet Metal Foreman Training

1 Credit

Course covers the qualifications and characteristics required for sheet metal foremanship in the construction industry. Identifying and explaining the required attributes and the management processes and job planning, workforce scheduling and material tracking and coordination skills is included. The course also reviews worker motivation and evaluation techniques and other skills needed to be an effective sheet metal foreman.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's Apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2807 Special Topics: Commercial Roof Top Units

2 Credits

This course describes the different types of heating/air conditioning systems used on commercial buildings, including the use of specialty roof mounting systems. Also covered are electrical circuitry, air circulation, gas piping and optional accessories.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2809 Special Topics: Plans and Specifications

2 Credits

This course introduces the student to construction and shop drawings. Interpretation of the drawings and how they are generated will be discussed. In addition, specifications and how they are used in conjunction with drawings will be covered.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2812 Special Topics: Sheet Metal Weld I

3 Credits

Course covers the application of welding in the sheet metal industry including cutting and burning and a discussion of the various welding groups and positions, electrode classifications, and maintenance and repair of welding machines. Included is a demonstration and student application of the various welding techniques, fit-ups, and welding processes.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's apprenticeship program.

ATSM-2818 Special Topics: Sheet Metal Lagging and Mechanical Insulating.

4 Credits

A specialty course in the sheet metal industry covering the practices of insulating heating, ventilating and air conditioning units and supply lines and transmission pipes of different sizes. Types of insulation and lagging and special tools and equipment will be discussed and demonstrated and specific safety concerns for field installations is included. In addition, applications required on various vessels, including large tanks, boilers and chutes will be addressed. The student will apply demonstrated techniques on projects similar to those used on construction projects and in accordance with industry standards.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental Approval: Admission to Sheet Metal Worker's Apprenticeship Program.

ATSM-2819 Special Topics in Architectural Sheet Metal

6 Credits

Course covers the function and forms of architectural sheet metal including consequences resulting from expansion and contraction on various metals, methods of maintaining moisture control and procedures employed to counter environmental effects on structures. Included are fabrication and application techniques used to install architectural sheet metal using flashings, laps, seams and different sealants.

Lecture: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Sheet Metal Worker's Apprenticeship program.