ABC Sheet Metal

A four-year sheet metal apprenticeship program. Applications should be directed to Associated Builders and Contractors, 13825 Kirkham Way, Poway CA 92064; (858) 513-4700. Only students accepted as apprentices under Associated Builders and Contractors are eligible for enrollment in the following sheet metal courses.
Proficiency in oxy-fuel cutting of straight, curved and bevel cuts, and shielded metal arc welding of mild steel plate and thin gauge metal is required for completion of the apprenticeship program. Welding proficiency can be achieved through non-credit courses offered through the San Diego Community College District Continuing Education division.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Sheet Metal Apprenticeship students will:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successful transition to the Journeyman level designation and professional certification by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards for Sheet Metal.
  • Illustrate procedures utilized for Sheet Metal practices in use of tools techniques and handson skills and competencies for Journeyman-level practices in Sheet Metal.
  • Identify and utilize equipment and related components of the Sheet Metal professsion to meet standards for measurement, calibration and Sheet Metal practices at Journeyman levels.
  • Read, comprehend and apply Sheet Metal instructions and design standards for Sheet Metal outcomes as required by Sheet Metal practices and industry standards.

Certificate of Achievement: Sheet Metal Apprenticeship

courses required for the majorUnits
SHEE 060A Level I Sheet Metal/HVAC3
SHEE 301B Level I Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3
SHEE 302A Level 2 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3
SHEE 302B Level 2 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3
SHEE 304A Level 3 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship
3
SHEE 304B Level 3 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship
3
SHEE 305A Level 4 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3

 
Total Units21

Associate in Science Degree: Sheet Metal Apprenticeship:

Associate in Science Degree Requirements: The Associate in Science degree is conferred upon successful completion of the required apprenticeship program of Associated Builders and Contractors. Proficiency in oxy-fuel cutting of straight, curved and bevel cuts, and shielded metal arc welding of mild steel plate and thin gauge metal is required for completion of the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship program. Welding proficiency can be achieved through non-credit courses offered through the San Diego Community College District Continuing Education division.

courses required for the majorUnits
SHEE 060A Level I Sheet Metal/HVAC3
SHEE 301B Level I Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3
SHEE 302A Level 2 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3
SHEE 302B Level 2 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3
SHEE 304A Level 3 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship
3
SHEE 304B Level 3 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship
3
SHEE 305A Level 4 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship3

 
Total Units21
Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in
the Academic Requirements section of catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.
Recommended electives: English 101.
Semester Sequence Units First SHEE 301A Level 1 Sheet Metal/HVAC



301A Level 1 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 38, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M30.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 60A or 105.
This course is an introduction the Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades. Topics include the tools of the trade, safety practices, trade mathematics, blueprints and drawings, and basic rigging. This course is designed for apprentices in Sheet Metal/HVAC. (FT) AA/AS.

301B Level 1 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Sheet Metal 301A or 60A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 60B or 110.
This course is a continuation of Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades at the introductory level. Topics include intermediate math, duct and air distribution theory and installation, welding concepts, insulation, and electricity related to the HVAC trade. This course is designed for apprentices in the Sheet Metal and HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

302A Level 2 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Sheet Metal 60B or 301B, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 65A or 115.
This course is an intermediate level introduction to the concepts of cooling and sheet metal layout. Topics include layout and line development, mathematics and measurements used in the trade, bend allowances and triangulation. This course is designed for apprentices in the Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) fields. (FT) AA/AS.

302B Level 2 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Sheet Metal 65A or 302A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 65B or 120.
This course is an intermediate study of heating and metering for the Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades. Topics include basic electronics, metering devices, compressors, heat pumps, and leak detection, evacuation, recovery and charging. This course is designed for apprentices in the Sheet Metal/HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

304A Level 3 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Sheet Metal 65B or 302B, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 70A or 125.
This course is an intermediate level study of blueprints and specifications for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) ductwork. Topics include Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors of North America (SMACNA) Manuals, duct and fabrication standards, gutters and downspouts, roof flashing, and principles of air flow. This course is designed for apprentices in the sheet metal and HVAC trades. (FT) AA/AS.

304B Level 3 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Sheet Metal 70A or 304A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 70B or 130.
This course is an advanced study of blueprint reading and system design for the sheet metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades. Topics include indoor air quality, types of duct systems, and field measuring and fitting. This course is designed for apprentices in the sheet metal and HVAC trades. (FT) AA/AS.

305A Level 4 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Sheet Metal 70B or 304B, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 75A or 135.
This course covers advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Sheet Metal applications. Topics include system start-up and shut-down, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, hydronic heating and cooling systems, and how to design fume and exhaust systems per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) standards. This course is designed for apprentices in Sheet Metal/HVAC. (FT) AA/AS.

305C Level 4 Sheet Metal/HVAC Apprenticeship - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Sheet Metal 75A or 305A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 75B.
This course covers advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) troubleshooting and Sheet Metal roofing. Topics include troubleshooting and repair of gas and electric heating systems, cooling systems, heat pumps, and electronic controls, as well as system balancing. Sheet Metal topics include metal roof system applications and installation. This course is designed for apprentices in Sheet Metal/HVAC. (FT) AA/AS.

349 Sheet Metal Work Experience - 300 hours per semester, 4 units (Pass/No Pass Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade and concurrently enrolled in a related apprenticeship class.
The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS.