Sheet Metal Technology

Only regional program that prepares students for direct entry into the Local 66 apprenticeship.

Enroll in the Sheet Metal Technology program and look forward to union wages and benefits. Degree-earning student wages start at $26.84 per hour. Bates Technical Colleges’ Sheet Metal Program has been training students for 77 years.  This program was one of the first ten programs started at Bates when the college opened the doors to meet the community’s need for skilled workers back in 1941. This program is the only one in the region that prepares students for direct entry into the Local 66 apprenticeship. Upon completion, graduates are credited one full year towards their apprenticeship. Get started today.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jim Field
253-680-7403 | jfield@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$57,590
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings16,200

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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SHEET METAL TECHNOLOGY - Associate of Applied Science: 115 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
SHME101 SHME101 - Introduction to Sheet Metal Technology
Students are introduced to basic hand tools and machines that are used within the sheet metal shop atmosphere. Students are provided instruction and training in workplace human behaviors and interpersonal skills required within the sheet metal occupation. Attendance, punctuality, self-management skills, classroom, shop participation and employer expectations are emphasized
3
SHME103 SHME103 - Fitting Fabrication I
Students demonstrate how to fabricate a variety of commonly used heating and air conditioning (HVAC) elbows, Y branches, and transitional fittings. Students assemble fabricated fittings to form a maze and fabricate custom fittings to complete final assembly. This area of the program begins developing students technical reading skills
7
SHME105 SHME105 - Materials Technology
Students are introduced to and demonstrate how to apply various elements of material handling and transporting goods used in the sheet metal industry. The subjects covered are tying knots, crane signals, creating travel plans and becoming certified for a straight mast forklift operator
3
SHME107 SHME107 - Applied Math
Students are introduced to and develop the skills to understand and solve mathematical problems that have direct application to the fabrication and cost estimation of sheet metal components. These assignments include the foundational principles of basic mathematics with equations involving fractions, decimals, percentages, practical geometry construction and trigonometry
5
SHME112 SHME112 - Fitting Fabrication II
Students mastery of fabrication and layout-skills are applied with the completion of the thirty fittings exam. Thirty commonly used components are produced within 30 hours. Students exercise their critical thinking skills as well as the production techniques that they have learned to this point in the program
8
SHME150 SHME150 - Hand Tools and Machines
Students learn how to use various specialty hand tools in the shop atmosphere and the proper use of metal cutting shears, bending machines, forming machines, and common power tools. Students learn about circumference rules, framing squares, numerous marking tools, metal cutting shears, and joining tools. Students learn about machines to form complex seams, cleats and locks used in the fabrication and assembly of ventilation fittings.
5
SHME151 SHME151 - Safety and Health
Students are introduced to the principles of safety and health and hazardous communications as they relate to construction. An introduction to the OSHA/WISHA guidelines, occupational standards are included. Students complete written assignments on these subjects. Students apply various principles in the shop area as they proceed through the program
4
SHME152 SHME152 - Drafting I
Students are introduced to basic terminology, drafting lines, labeling and object protection. Students create hand drafted assignemnts that develop basic, orthographic and isometric views of shapes and sheet metal components. Students develop the skills necessary to visualize and understand common and complex sheet metal components. Students apply triangulation principles and are introduced to parallel line development techniques.
6
SHME153 SHME153 - Architectural Sheet Metal
Intermediate students are introduced to principles and applications of architectural flashings, coping, gutters, downspouts, louvers, metal siding and conductor heads. Tasks involved design, fabrication and installation of these items using SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Standards.
5
SHME203 SHME203 - Blueprint Reading Applications
Advanced students research information from numerous types of blueprints dealing with all aspects of the construction process. Students are assigned plans and answer questions pertaining to the computer aided designs of highly detailed ventilation systems that are installed in current applications
5
SHME206 SHME206 - Complex Components Fabrication
Advanced sheet metal students are challenged to apply advanced principles to design, layout and efficiently fabricate complex HVAC ducting elbows, branches, offsets, tapers and transistors
5
SHME213 SHME213 - Introduction to Bluepringt Reading
Advanced students are introduced to blueprint organization, terminology, sketching techniques, symbols, and lines. Using the proper techniques, students hand sketch assignments that develop oblique, perspective, isometric and orthographic projections. Students are introduced to different scales of measurements and construction materials. Students learn to interpret various blueprint specifications relating to construction.
4
SHME217 SHME217 - Energy Codes
Intermediate students are introduced to the Washington State Energy Codes, Uniform Mechanical Codes and International Residential Codes. Open book research is conducted to answer numerous questions about items that direcly apply or are associated with the installation or fabrication practices of various sheet metal applications.
2
SHME250 SHME250 - Drafting II
Advanced sheet metal students continue to develop the spatial thinking skills necessary to visualize and understand more complex sheet metal components. Advanced sheet metal students apply principles dealing with parallel line, radial line, triangulation and/or combinations of all three areas of layout.
7
SHME251 SHME251 - Duct Design and Air Balancing Concepts
Advanced students are introduced to design and balancing terminology pertaining to this important area of the sheet metal industry. Students use mathematical formulas and computer programs to derive duct design variables such as friction loss, dynamic loss, cubic feet per minute, feet per minute, cross sectional areas, fan pulley sizes, BTUs, duct sizes and round substitutions are calculated for numerous applications.
5
SHME252 SHME252 - Field Installation I
Students will deisgn horizontal and vertical ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in an unconfined field/shop setting. Students will use a manual duct lift in an unconfined field/shop setting.
SHME103, SHME112, SHME152 6
SHME253 SHME253 - Field Installation II
Students will design horizontal ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in a confined field/shop setting. Students will install various types of HVAC units in a confined field/shop setting. Students design and install gas piping in a confined field/shop setting.
SHME152, SHME112, SHME252 6
SHME254 SHME254 - Commercial Projects
During this final stage of training, advanced sheet metal students apply their acquired knowledge of design, layout and fabrication to real world, client projects when these are available. When these types of projects are not available, students will receive assignments from the instructor. This includes handing the project from the beginning working from the client's requirements. This will include but is not limited to the project estimation of materials and shop overhead costs of the finished product or assignment.
SHME251, SHME252, SHME253 6
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to the industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

SHEET METAL TECHNICIAN - Certificate of Competency: 92 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
SHME101 SHME101 - Introduction to Sheet Metal Technology
Students are introduced to basic hand tools and machines that are used within the sheet metal shop atmosphere. Students are provided instruction and training in workplace human behaviors and interpersonal skills required within the sheet metal occupation. Attendance, punctuality, self-management skills, classroom, shop participation and employer expectations are emphasized
3
SHME103 SHME103 - Fitting Fabrication I
Students demonstrate how to fabricate a variety of commonly used heating and air conditioning (HVAC) elbows, Y branches, and transitional fittings. Students assemble fabricated fittings to form a maze and fabricate custom fittings to complete final assembly. This area of the program begins developing students technical reading skills
7
SHME105 SHME105 - Materials Technology
Students are introduced to and demonstrate how to apply various elements of material handling and transporting goods used in the sheet metal industry. The subjects covered are tying knots, crane signals, creating travel plans and becoming certified for a straight mast forklift operator
3
SHME107 SHME107 - Applied Math
Students are introduced to and develop the skills to understand and solve mathematical problems that have direct application to the fabrication and cost estimation of sheet metal components. These assignments include the foundational principles of basic mathematics with equations involving fractions, decimals, percentages, practical geometry construction and trigonometry
5
SHME112 SHME112 - Fitting Fabrication II
Students mastery of fabrication and layout-skills are applied with the completion of the thirty fittings exam. Thirty commonly used components are produced within 30 hours. Students exercise their critical thinking skills as well as the production techniques that they have learned to this point in the program
8
SHME150 SHME150 - Hand Tools and Machines
Students learn how to use various specialty hand tools in the shop atmosphere and the proper use of metal cutting shears, bending machines, forming machines, and common power tools. Students learn about circumference rules, framing squares, numerous marking tools, metal cutting shears, and joining tools. Students learn about machines to form complex seams, cleats and locks used in the fabrication and assembly of ventilation fittings.
5
SHME151 SHME151 - Safety and Health
Students are introduced to the principles of safety and health and hazardous communications as they relate to construction. An introduction to the OSHA/WISHA guidelines, occupational standards are included. Students complete written assignments on these subjects. Students apply various principles in the shop area as they proceed through the program
4
SHME152 SHME152 - Drafting I
Students are introduced to basic terminology, drafting lines, labeling and object protection. Students create hand drafted assignemnts that develop basic, orthographic and isometric views of shapes and sheet metal components. Students develop the skills necessary to visualize and understand common and complex sheet metal components. Students apply triangulation principles and are introduced to parallel line development techniques.
6
SHME153 SHME153 - Architectural Sheet Metal
Intermediate students are introduced to principles and applications of architectural flashings, coping, gutters, downspouts, louvers, metal siding and conductor heads. Tasks involved design, fabrication and installation of these items using SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Standards.
5
SHME203 SHME203 - Blueprint Reading Applications
Advanced students research information from numerous types of blueprints dealing with all aspects of the construction process. Students are assigned plans and answer questions pertaining to the computer aided designs of highly detailed ventilation systems that are installed in current applications
5
SHME206 SHME206 - Complex Components Fabrication
Advanced sheet metal students are challenged to apply advanced principles to design, layout and efficiently fabricate complex HVAC ducting elbows, branches, offsets, tapers and transistors
5
SHME213 SHME213 - Introduction to Bluepringt Reading
Advanced students are introduced to blueprint organization, terminology, sketching techniques, symbols, and lines. Using the proper techniques, students hand sketch assignments that develop oblique, perspective, isometric and orthographic projections. Students are introduced to different scales of measurements and construction materials. Students learn to interpret various blueprint specifications relating to construction.
4
SHME217 SHME217 - Energy Codes
Intermediate students are introduced to the Washington State Energy Codes, Uniform Mechanical Codes and International Residential Codes. Open book research is conducted to answer numerous questions about items that direcly apply or are associated with the installation or fabrication practices of various sheet metal applications.
2
SHME250 SHME250 - Drafting II
Advanced sheet metal students continue to develop the spatial thinking skills necessary to visualize and understand more complex sheet metal components. Advanced sheet metal students apply principles dealing with parallel line, radial line, triangulation and/or combinations of all three areas of layout.
7
SHME251 SHME251 - Duct Design and Air Balancing Concepts
Advanced students are introduced to design and balancing terminology pertaining to this important area of the sheet metal industry. Students use mathematical formulas and computer programs to derive duct design variables such as friction loss, dynamic loss, cubic feet per minute, feet per minute, cross sectional areas, fan pulley sizes, BTUs, duct sizes and round substitutions are calculated for numerous applications.
5
SHME252 SHME252 - Field Installation I
Students will deisgn horizontal and vertical ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in an unconfined field/shop setting. Students will use a manual duct lift in an unconfined field/shop setting.
SHME103, SHME112, SHME152 6
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to the industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

SHEET METAL TECHNOLOGY - Certificate of Competency: 115 Credits

For more information, please view program details on a larger device screen.

General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
SHME101 SHME101 - Introduction to Sheet Metal Technology
Students are introduced to basic hand tools and machines that are used within the sheet metal shop atmosphere. Students are provided instruction and training in workplace human behaviors and interpersonal skills required within the sheet metal occupation. Attendance, punctuality, self-management skills, classroom, shop participation and employer expectations are emphasized
3
SHME103 SHME103 - Fitting Fabrication I
Students demonstrate how to fabricate a variety of commonly used heating and air conditioning (HVAC) elbows, Y branches, and transitional fittings. Students assemble fabricated fittings to form a maze and fabricate custom fittings to complete final assembly. This area of the program begins developing students technical reading skills
7
SHME105 SHME105 - Materials Technology
Students are introduced to and demonstrate how to apply various elements of material handling and transporting goods used in the sheet metal industry. The subjects covered are tying knots, crane signals, creating travel plans and becoming certified for a straight mast forklift operator
3
SHME107 SHME107 - Applied Math
Students are introduced to and develop the skills to understand and solve mathematical problems that have direct application to the fabrication and cost estimation of sheet metal components. These assignments include the foundational principles of basic mathematics with equations involving fractions, decimals, percentages, practical geometry construction and trigonometry
5
SHME112 SHME112 - Fitting Fabrication II
Students mastery of fabrication and layout-skills are applied with the completion of the thirty fittings exam. Thirty commonly used components are produced within 30 hours. Students exercise their critical thinking skills as well as the production techniques that they have learned to this point in the program
8
SHME150 SHME150 - Hand Tools and Machines
Students learn how to use various specialty hand tools in the shop atmosphere and the proper use of metal cutting shears, bending machines, forming machines, and common power tools. Students learn about circumference rules, framing squares, numerous marking tools, metal cutting shears, and joining tools. Students learn about machines to form complex seams, cleats and locks used in the fabrication and assembly of ventilation fittings.
5
SHME151 SHME151 - Safety and Health
Students are introduced to the principles of safety and health and hazardous communications as they relate to construction. An introduction to the OSHA/WISHA guidelines, occupational standards are included. Students complete written assignments on these subjects. Students apply various principles in the shop area as they proceed through the program
4
SHME152 SHME152 - Drafting I
Students are introduced to basic terminology, drafting lines, labeling and object protection. Students create hand drafted assignemnts that develop basic, orthographic and isometric views of shapes and sheet metal components. Students develop the skills necessary to visualize and understand common and complex sheet metal components. Students apply triangulation principles and are introduced to parallel line development techniques.
6
SHME153 SHME153 - Architectural Sheet Metal
Intermediate students are introduced to principles and applications of architectural flashings, coping, gutters, downspouts, louvers, metal siding and conductor heads. Tasks involved design, fabrication and installation of these items using SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Standards.
5
SHME203 SHME203 - Blueprint Reading Applications
Advanced students research information from numerous types of blueprints dealing with all aspects of the construction process. Students are assigned plans and answer questions pertaining to the computer aided designs of highly detailed ventilation systems that are installed in current applications
5
SHME206 SHME206 - Complex Components Fabrication
Advanced sheet metal students are challenged to apply advanced principles to design, layout and efficiently fabricate complex HVAC ducting elbows, branches, offsets, tapers and transistors
5
SHME213 SHME213 - Introduction to Bluepringt Reading
Advanced students are introduced to blueprint organization, terminology, sketching techniques, symbols, and lines. Using the proper techniques, students hand sketch assignments that develop oblique, perspective, isometric and orthographic projections. Students are introduced to different scales of measurements and construction materials. Students learn to interpret various blueprint specifications relating to construction.
4
SHME217 SHME217 - Energy Codes
Intermediate students are introduced to the Washington State Energy Codes, Uniform Mechanical Codes and International Residential Codes. Open book research is conducted to answer numerous questions about items that direcly apply or are associated with the installation or fabrication practices of various sheet metal applications.
2
SHME250 SHME250 - Drafting II
Advanced sheet metal students continue to develop the spatial thinking skills necessary to visualize and understand more complex sheet metal components. Advanced sheet metal students apply principles dealing with parallel line, radial line, triangulation and/or combinations of all three areas of layout.
7
SHME251 SHME251 - Duct Design and Air Balancing Concepts
Advanced students are introduced to design and balancing terminology pertaining to this important area of the sheet metal industry. Students use mathematical formulas and computer programs to derive duct design variables such as friction loss, dynamic loss, cubic feet per minute, feet per minute, cross sectional areas, fan pulley sizes, BTUs, duct sizes and round substitutions are calculated for numerous applications.
5
SHME252 SHME252 - Field Installation I
Students will deisgn horizontal and vertical ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in an unconfined field/shop setting. Students will use a manual duct lift in an unconfined field/shop setting.
SHME103, SHME112, SHME152 6
SHME253 SHME253 - Field Installation II
Students will design horizontal ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in a confined field/shop setting. Students will install various types of HVAC units in a confined field/shop setting. Students design and install gas piping in a confined field/shop setting.
SHME152, SHME112, SHME252 6
SHME254 SHME254 - Commercial Projects
During this final stage of training, advanced sheet metal students apply their acquired knowledge of design, layout and fabrication to real world, client projects when these are available. When these types of projects are not available, students will receive assignments from the instructor. This includes handing the project from the beginning working from the client's requirements. This will include but is not limited to the project estimation of materials and shop overhead costs of the finished product or assignment.
SHME251, SHME252, SHME253 6
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to the industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

SHEET METAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT - Certificate of Training: 44 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
SHME103 SHME103 - Fitting Fabrication I
Students demonstrate how to fabricate a variety of commonly used heating and air conditioning (HVAC) elbows, Y branches, and transitional fittings. Students assemble fabricated fittings to form a maze and fabricate custom fittings to complete final assembly. This area of the program begins developing students technical reading skills
7
SHME105 SHME105 - Materials Technology
Students are introduced to and demonstrate how to apply various elements of material handling and transporting goods used in the sheet metal industry. The subjects covered are tying knots, crane signals, creating travel plans and becoming certified for a straight mast forklift operator
3
SHME107 SHME107 - Applied Math
Students are introduced to and develop the skills to understand and solve mathematical problems that have direct application to the fabrication and cost estimation of sheet metal components. These assignments include the foundational principles of basic mathematics with equations involving fractions, decimals, percentages, practical geometry construction and trigonometry
5
SHME112 SHME112 - Fitting Fabrication II
Students mastery of fabrication and layout-skills are applied with the completion of the thirty fittings exam. Thirty commonly used components are produced within 30 hours. Students exercise their critical thinking skills as well as the production techniques that they have learned to this point in the program
8
SHME150 SHME150 - Hand Tools and Machines
Students learn how to use various specialty hand tools in the shop atmosphere and the proper use of metal cutting shears, bending machines, forming machines, and common power tools. Students learn about circumference rules, framing squares, numerous marking tools, metal cutting shears, and joining tools. Students learn about machines to form complex seams, cleats and locks used in the fabrication and assembly of ventilation fittings.
5
SHME217 SHME217 - Energy Codes
Intermediate students are introduced to the Washington State Energy Codes, Uniform Mechanical Codes and International Residential Codes. Open book research is conducted to answer numerous questions about items that direcly apply or are associated with the installation or fabrication practices of various sheet metal applications.
2
SHME250 SHME250 - Drafting II
Advanced sheet metal students continue to develop the spatial thinking skills necessary to visualize and understand more complex sheet metal components. Advanced sheet metal students apply principles dealing with parallel line, radial line, triangulation and/or combinations of all three areas of layout.
7
SHME251 SHME251 - Duct Design and Air Balancing Concepts
Advanced students are introduced to design and balancing terminology pertaining to this important area of the sheet metal industry. Students use mathematical formulas and computer programs to derive duct design variables such as friction loss, dynamic loss, cubic feet per minute, feet per minute, cross sectional areas, fan pulley sizes, BTUs, duct sizes and round substitutions are calculated for numerous applications.
5
SHME252 SHME252 - Field Installation I
Students will deisgn horizontal and vertical ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in an unconfined field/shop setting. Students will use a manual duct lift in an unconfined field/shop setting.
SHME103, SHME112, SHME152 6
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to the industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

SHEET METAL RESIDENTIAL INSTALLER - Certificate of Training: 44 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
SHME101 SHME101 - Introduction to Sheet Metal Technology
Students are introduced to basic hand tools and machines that are used within the sheet metal shop atmosphere. Students are provided instruction and training in workplace human behaviors and interpersonal skills required within the sheet metal occupation. Attendance, punctuality, self-management skills, classroom, shop participation and employer expectations are emphasized
3
SHME103 SHME103 - Fitting Fabrication I
Students demonstrate how to fabricate a variety of commonly used heating and air conditioning (HVAC) elbows, Y branches, and transitional fittings. Students assemble fabricated fittings to form a maze and fabricate custom fittings to complete final assembly. This area of the program begins developing students technical reading skills
7
SHME105 SHME105 - Materials Technology
Students are introduced to and demonstrate how to apply various elements of material handling and transporting goods used in the sheet metal industry. The subjects covered are tying knots, crane signals, creating travel plans and becoming certified for a straight mast forklift operator
3
SHME107 SHME107 - Applied Math
Students are introduced to and develop the skills to understand and solve mathematical problems that have direct application to the fabrication and cost estimation of sheet metal components. These assignments include the foundational principles of basic mathematics with equations involving fractions, decimals, percentages, practical geometry construction and trigonometry
5
SHME112 SHME112 - Fitting Fabrication II
Students mastery of fabrication and layout-skills are applied with the completion of the thirty fittings exam. Thirty commonly used components are produced within 30 hours. Students exercise their critical thinking skills as well as the production techniques that they have learned to this point in the program
8
SHME150 SHME150 - Hand Tools and Machines
Students learn how to use various specialty hand tools in the shop atmosphere and the proper use of metal cutting shears, bending machines, forming machines, and common power tools. Students learn about circumference rules, framing squares, numerous marking tools, metal cutting shears, and joining tools. Students learn about machines to form complex seams, cleats and locks used in the fabrication and assembly of ventilation fittings.
5
SHME151 SHME151 - Safety and Health
Students are introduced to the principles of safety and health and hazardous communications as they relate to construction. An introduction to the OSHA/WISHA guidelines, occupational standards are included. Students complete written assignments on these subjects. Students apply various principles in the shop area as they proceed through the program
4
SHME152 SHME152 - Drafting I
Students are introduced to basic terminology, drafting lines, labeling and object protection. Students create hand drafted assignemnts that develop basic, orthographic and isometric views of shapes and sheet metal components. Students develop the skills necessary to visualize and understand common and complex sheet metal components. Students apply triangulation principles and are introduced to parallel line development techniques.
6
SHME153 SHME153 - Architectural Sheet Metal
Intermediate students are introduced to principles and applications of architectural flashings, coping, gutters, downspouts, louvers, metal siding and conductor heads. Tasks involved design, fabrication and installation of these items using SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Standards.
5
SHME203 SHME203 - Blueprint Reading Applications
Advanced students research information from numerous types of blueprints dealing with all aspects of the construction process. Students are assigned plans and answer questions pertaining to the computer aided designs of highly detailed ventilation systems that are installed in current applications
5
SHME206 SHME206 - Complex Components Fabrication
Advanced sheet metal students are challenged to apply advanced principles to design, layout and efficiently fabricate complex HVAC ducting elbows, branches, offsets, tapers and transistors
5
SHME213 SHME213 - Introduction to Bluepringt Reading
Advanced students are introduced to blueprint organization, terminology, sketching techniques, symbols, and lines. Using the proper techniques, students hand sketch assignments that develop oblique, perspective, isometric and orthographic projections. Students are introduced to different scales of measurements and construction materials. Students learn to interpret various blueprint specifications relating to construction.
4
SHME217 SHME217 - Energy Codes
Intermediate students are introduced to the Washington State Energy Codes, Uniform Mechanical Codes and International Residential Codes. Open book research is conducted to answer numerous questions about items that direcly apply or are associated with the installation or fabrication practices of various sheet metal applications.
2
SHME250 SHME250 - Drafting II
Advanced sheet metal students continue to develop the spatial thinking skills necessary to visualize and understand more complex sheet metal components. Advanced sheet metal students apply principles dealing with parallel line, radial line, triangulation and/or combinations of all three areas of layout.
7
SHME251 SHME251 - Duct Design and Air Balancing Concepts
Advanced students are introduced to design and balancing terminology pertaining to this important area of the sheet metal industry. Students use mathematical formulas and computer programs to derive duct design variables such as friction loss, dynamic loss, cubic feet per minute, feet per minute, cross sectional areas, fan pulley sizes, BTUs, duct sizes and round substitutions are calculated for numerous applications.
5
SHME252 SHME252 - Field Installation I
Students will deisgn horizontal and vertical ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in an unconfined field/shop setting. Students will use a manual duct lift in an unconfined field/shop setting.
SHME103, SHME112, SHME152 6
SHME253 SHME253 - Field Installation II
Students will design horizontal ductwork systems. Students will install various types of ductwork using different types of hangers in a confined field/shop setting. Students will install various types of HVAC units in a confined field/shop setting. Students design and install gas piping in a confined field/shop setting.
SHME152, SHME112, SHME252 6
SHME254 SHME254 - Commercial Projects
During this final stage of training, advanced sheet metal students apply their acquired knowledge of design, layout and fabrication to real world, client projects when these are available. When these types of projects are not available, students will receive assignments from the instructor. This includes handing the project from the beginning working from the client's requirements. This will include but is not limited to the project estimation of materials and shop overhead costs of the finished product or assignment.
SHME251, SHME252, SHME253 6
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to the industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

Bates offers the only program in the region that prepares students for apprenticeship employment in the sheet metal industry. Customer projects completed in the classroom, shop, and the field, provide students with the necessary foundational skills to succeed in this high demand and rewarding occupation. Instruction includes equipment operation, fabrication and installation of various ventilation systems, blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting, air distribution, and material handling. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. Students who complete all required elements of the selected Sheet Metal Technology course offerings will be awarded direct entry into the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC Local 66 building trades or residential apprenticeship program. Students will be placed at the end of the out of work list. Prior educational credits are recognized upon entrance into the apprenticeship.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Lay out, measure, and mark dimensions and reference lines on material.
  2. Use calculators, scribes, dividers, squares, and rulers.
  3. Fasten joints together with a variety of fasteners.
  4. Install a variety of assemblies: flashings, heating and air conditioning ducts, and furnace casings.
  5. Interpret blueprints relating to construction sites.
  6. Perform basic computer functions
  7. Use shears, hammers, punches, or drills to fabricate or modify parts.
  8. Identify gauge types of sheet metal or nonmetallic materials.
  9. Install section components.
  10. Drill and punch holes in metal for screws, bolts, and rivets.
  11. Develop positive interpersonal abilities to create a team environment in the workplace.
  12. Work independently as well as cooperatively

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Follow the link for gainful employment info concerning this program: Gainful Employment

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Steve MacKay

    253.680.7254 | Email