Overview - 2020/2021
The satisfaction of working hard, with your hands, and seeing the results of your labour daily is as good as it gets. As a sheet metal worker, one of the most valuable jobs in the skilled trades, you’ll learn the skills to get your career going and your hands working. At Fanshawe and during your apprenticeship, you’ll learn to work with punches and drill presses, sheers and brakes.
You’ll work with the latest laser or plasma-cutting equipment, under the guidance of professionals who will offer guidance and inside information about this in-demand field. When you graduate, you’ll know how to fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products such as heating, cooling and ventilation shafts, eavestroughs and sheet metal buildings.
You want to combine training with earning power, so consider an apprenticeship where you mix workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers with shorter lengths of classroom or online training. You’ll find work with construction firms, heating and cooling companies and parts manufacturers. You’ll work with other tradespeople to build commercial, industrial and residential buildings or to customize equipment and products.
You need to be good with numbers, physically fit and comfortable working alone or as part of a team. You’ll leave the job site every day knowing you’re building a legacy.
Sheet Metal Apprentice-2020/2021
|Level 1 - Basic|
|SHMT-1019||Fabricates for Shop & Field||3.5|
|This course focuses on the best practices for the shop fabrication and installation of various sheet metal objects by the sheet metal apprentice. This includes the layout, cutting, bending, forming and rolling of sheet metal to make products within specific criteria, tolerances and measurements. The students will also study the different metals and materials used by the sheet metal worker in both the shop and the field. They will also learn how to solder sheet metal fittings and objects properly in accordance with best practices. They will study the various edges, seams and duct connections that can be used to fabricate various sheet metal items and learn how to best decide which ones to use depending on the situation. Also, the students will examine the safe practices of rigging and hoisting of loads in the shop and field.|
|SHMT-1020||Hand/Power Tools & Shop Equipment||2.5|
|Apprentices will learn about the various hand and power tools used in both the sheet metal shop and in field installations, specifically the selection, proper use and specific safety measures required. They will also study the proper selection, setup and safe use of equipment and machines used in the sheet metal shop to fabricate various sheet metal items. Classroom learning will be reinforced with the students use of many of the tools and machines discussed by fabricating sheet metal items in the shop to meet specific tolerances and requirements.|
|SHMT-1021||Lay-out & Drafting 1||4.5|
|Level 1 Lay-out and Drafting Equipment and Applied Geometry This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of developing fittings and products, using parallel line, radial line and triangulation. The apprentice will have demonstrated the ability to develop and cut patterns accurately, for fittings, employing the parallel line, radial line and triangulation method, to the tolerances required by drawings and specifications.|
|SHMT-1022||Read, Interpret & Produce Drawings||2|
|Topics include: Read Drawings and Specifcations to Determine Work to be Performed; Produce Free-hand Sketches and Drawings to Illustrate to Others Work to be Performed.|
|WELD-1053||Weld & Cut 1||1.5|
|The apprentice will have demonstrated the ability to set up and operate oxy-fuel cutting equipment and plasma arc cutting equipment. The apprentice will have demonstrated the ability to weld using shielded metal arc welding(S.M.A.W) and gas metal arc welding(G.M.A.W) equipment.|
|SHMT-3010||Install HVAC Systems & Components||2.5|
|Recommend installation procedures for a completed duct system, including components in accordance with manufacturers specifications and SMACNA standards. Recommend installation procedures for a completed industrial duct system including components in accordance with SMACNA specifications. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish the need for sound abatement and recommend installation techniques according to specifications and SMACNA standards.|
|SHMT-3011||Install Roofing & Architectural Metal||1.5|
|Identify, fabricate and install required flashing, metal roof and drainage systems for residential, commercial and industrial buildings in accordance with SMACNA standards and specifications. Recommend installation and fabrication procedures for various roofing accessories.|
|SHMT-3012||Lay-out & Drafting 2||5|
|Level 2 Lay-out and Drafting This course will enable the students to demonstrate the ability to develop and cut patterns accurately for fittings employing parallel line lay-out, radial line lay-out and triangulation method.|
|SHMT-3013||Interpret & Design Systems 1||5|
|Calculate and design a complete residential HVAC system. Calculate and produce a residential duct design. Complete a takeoff for residential duct system.|
|WELD-3012||Weld & Cut 2||1.5|
|Level 2 Weld and Cut This course will enable the students to demonstrate the ability to Gas Metal Arc Weld(GMAW), adhering to codes and standards as specified and Gas Tungsten Arc Weld(GTAW), adhering to codes and standards as specified.|
|Level 3 - Advanced|
|SHMT-5002||Test, Adjust & Balance||2.5|
|Define the properties of air and their relationship to moisture for human comfort. Recommend installation and testing techniques required for air moving devices. Measure, record and adjust to produce a balanced system.|
|SHMT-5003||Fabricate/Install Specialized Systems||3|
|This course will enable the students to demonstrate the ability to: Describe techniques for installation and fabrication of industrial components based on applicable standards and job specifications. Design an industrial material handling system using velocity reduction. Recommend installation procedures for grilles, registers, diffusers and troffers to provide effective air distribution based on applicable codes, standards and regulations.|
|SHMT-5004||Lay-out & Drafting 3||5.5|
|Level 3 Lay-out and Drafting This course will enable the students to demonstrate the ability to develop and cut patterns accurately for rectangular fittings requiring triangulation to tolerance, employing the principal method of triangulation to tolerances required and employing short cuts to triangulation to tolerances required.|
|SHMT-5005||Interpret & Design Systems 2||3|
|This course will enable the students to demonstrate the ability to: Produce a load estimate on a commercial and industrial building both manually and with related computer software. Design a commercial duct system using the equal friction method of duct sizing. Complete a job take-off for both a commercial and an industrial job.|
|WELD-5006||Weld & Cut 3||1.5|
|Level 3 Weld and CutThis course will enable the students to demonstrate the ability to Gas Metal Arc Weld(GMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Weld(GTAW) on light gauge metal.|
More Information - 2020/2021
- The Fanshawe College 2020 United Way campaign kicked off October 8, 2020 and will run until the end of January 2021.
- Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research and Innovation has developed a safe, rapid and inexpensive method to identify the effectiveness of potential COVID-19 drug treatments.