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Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal workers fabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air conditioning. Sheet Metal workers typically do the following:
  • Select types of sheet metal or nonmetallic material
  • Measure and mark dimensions and reference lines on metal sheets
  • Drill holes in metal for screws, bolts, and rivets
  • Install metal sheets with supportive frameworks
  • Fabricate or alter parts at construction sites
  • Maneuver large sheet metal parts to be installed, and anchor the parts
  • Fasten seams or joints by welding, bolting, riveting, or soldering

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work

    Sheet Metal 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab
    supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Introduction to the Sheet Metal Trade
    • Tools of the Trade
    • Introduction to Sheet Metal Layout
    and Processes
    • Trade Math 1
    • Fabrication 1 — Parallel Line
    Development
    • Installation of Ductwork and Air
    Distribution Accessories
    • Insulation
    •Architectural Sheet Metal

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Evenings: Monday
    Time: 3:00 – 8:00 pm






    Sheet Metal 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Trade Math II
    • Basic Piping Practices
    • Fabrication II: Radial Line
    Development
    • Bend Allowances
    • Blueprints and Specifications
    • Air Properties and Distribution
    • Sheet Metal Duct Fabrication
    Standards
    • Soldering
    • Fiberglass Ducts

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate


    Evenings: Tuesday
    Time: 3:00 – 8:00 pm


     




    Sheet Metal 3

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Trade Math III: Field Measuring and
    Fitting
    • Air Systems
    • Introduction to Welding - Brazing and
    Cutting
    • Principles of Refrigeration and Airflow
    • Comprehensive Blueprint and
    Specification Reading
    • Fabrication III: Triangulation
    • Architectural Sheet Metal

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Evenings: Wednesday
    Time: 3:00 – 8:00 pm



    Sheet Metal 4

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Shop Production and Organization
    • Air Balance
    • Louvers, Dampers, and Access Doors
    • Fume and Exhaust System Design
    • Fabrication IV: Comprehensive Review
    • Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Evenings: Thursday
    Time: 3:00 – 8:00 pm