Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to work as a journey-level Glazier, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Industrial Technology. A four-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. The Glazier cuts and installs all types of glass. Materials include clear and heat absorbing glass, obscure glass, mirrors, leaded glass panels and insulating glass. The glazier also fabricates aluminum entrances, sidelights and show windows, and works with plastic and porcelain panels in metal and wood frames.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Aptitude Test – contact program coordinator for information
  • Intent-to-hire agreement with participating contractor

Other Information

  • Participant must be working in an apprenticeship in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Apply basic math concepts to accurately determine material and labor needs for a specific task.
  2. Apply fundamentals of workplace health and safety related to the construction site commensurate with state, federal, local, contractors and customer’s standards and policies.
  3. Identify and resolve unexpected issues that impede successful and timely completion of a specified task.
  4. Demonstrate effective listening, verbal, written, and conflict management skills to communicate accurately and respectfully with co-workers and customers.
  5. Apply finishing trade skills, techniques, and philosophies to complete the assigned task in an efficient, timely and professional manner.
  6. Interpret drawings and use principles of glass, layout techniques, math, materials, tools and equipment to properly fabricate, assemble, and install all types of glass window and door systems.
  7. Sit for welding certification as it relates to the glazing industry.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATGL-1330 Hand Tools for Glaziers 2
ATPT-1300 Introduction to Painting, Drywall Finishing, and Glazing 2
ATPT-1320 Safety Standards for Construction (OSHA-10) 3
MATH-1xxx 1000-level MATH course or higher3
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
CNST-1xxx
CNST Elective 
Construction Print Reading  
Personal Finance  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ATGL-1620 Glass and Mirror Replacement and Installation 2
ATGL-1630 Basic Welding 2
ATGL-1640 Door Fabrication and Installation 2
ATPT-1650 Blueprints I: Construction Fundamentals 2
Communication requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
CNST-1xxx
CNST Elective 
Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment  
Business Math Applications  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
ATGL-2330 Transits, Leveling Instruments, and Lasers 2
ATGL-2350 Curtainwall Fabric & Install 2
ATPT-2320 Safe Work Practices 3
Arts & Humanities requirements 3
Select one of the following: 2
ATDW-xxxx
ATDW Elective course 
ATGL-xxxx
ATGL Elective course 
ATPT-xxxx
ATPT Elective course 
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
CNST-xxxx
CNST Elective 
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
AIT-2990 Contracting in a Diverse World 3
ATGL-2340 Advanced Welding 2
ATPT-1640 Rigging & Hoisting 2
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
CNST-xxxx
CNST Elective 
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours61

Construction Management Electives

Recommended electives for Construction Management:

CNST-1281Construction Engineering Orientation3
CNST-1510Green Building & Sustainability I3
CNST-1731Construction Print Reading3
CNST-2130Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment3

Business & Supervision Electives

Recommended electives for Business & Supervision:

BADM-1020Introduction to Business3
BADM-1121Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior4
BADM-1210Labor-Management Relations3

Entrepreneur Electives

Recommended electives for Entrepreneur:

BADM-1300Small Business Management4
BADM-2450New Business Development5
BADM-2470Marketing Techniques for Small Business Management3

Personal Finance Electives

Recommended electives for Personal Finance:

ACCT-1011Business Math Applications3
FIN-1061Personal Finance3