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Sheet Metal


The Sheet Metal Program will teach a student how to assemble, install and service an extensive range of heating, air conditioning, roofing, restaurant, and hospital equipment. The program will show a student how to install ducts, pipes, gutters, cabinets, flashings and supporting devices.

The Sheet Metal Program will also teach students how to test, balance, and troubleshoot duct systems; and weld, grind and polish metals. The Sheet Metal Program will generally take 4 years to complete with roughly 24 of those weeks spent in a classroom environment.

After graduation, the Sheet Metal worker should be well versed in using welding equipment to join sheets of metal and must have knowledge of the specialized welding techniques used for the many different metal alloys they will encounter.

Most graduates of the Sheet Metal Program will take jobs in fabrication shops, sheet metal product manufacturing companies and sheet metal work contractors.


Careers

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Wage: $52,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.8%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Employed Part Time: 1.9%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sheet Metal Workers
Wage: $43,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 6.7%
Self Employed: 4.7%
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%
Employed Part Time: 4.2%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
Wage: $40,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -25.1%
Self Employed: 2.3%
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%
Employed Part Time: 2.1%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers
Wage: $36,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 5.1%
Self Employed: 6.3%
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
Employed Part Time: 1.9%

Education Requirements:
Postsecondary vocational award
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Wage: $35,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -0.2%
Self Employed: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Employed Part Time: 2.4%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Assemblers and Fabricators
Wage: $31,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -8.7%
Self Employed: 1.6%
Unemployment Rate: 8.8%
Employed Part Time: 6.2%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training