Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer (Apprenticeship)
- Ontario College Certificate
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2019 / 2020
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the ProgramThis 360-hour program, which consists of a 180-hour level 1 and a 180-hour level 2, is designed to provide the apprentice with a theoretical knowledge of residential, low rise, low velocity installations of air handling or ventilation systems, together with the practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training.
Program InformationLength: 360-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in two components
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
- Information related to this apprenticeship program may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email Kitchener.Apprenticeship@ontario.ca.
- Conestoga College delivers the in-school component of this apprenticeship program as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). In addition, the MTCU requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on-the-job.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality and attendance as would be required by the business or industry in which they are employed.
What is Apprenticeship?For information on the apprenticeship system in Ontario, including how to register as an apprentice, visit the apprenticeship section of our website.
Tuition & FeesFees are set by MTCU as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional.
Refer to the apprentice orientation page for further details on these additional fees (First Day Checklist).
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Exemption TestingApprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
Description: The student will learn how to read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine work to be performed. The student will learn how to produce free hand sketches and drawings, read and interpret related codes, manuals and specifications, and identify symbols used in residential drawings.
|MECH1620||Trade Skills and Practices
Description: The student will learn how to identify materials used in the trade, the types and applications of seams, notches, connector allowances and notching techniques. The student will study safe work practices and environmental protection practices.
Description: The student will learn how to select and use hand tools, power tools, material handling equipment, ladders and scaffolding effectively and safely. The student will learn about the requirements of duct distribution systems and the planning requirements for the installation. The student will learn about the methods for connecting, hanging and fastening and the assembly and installation of duct work and fittings required in low-rise residential installations.
Description: The student will learn about the principles of home construction, load bearing and non-load bearing walls and supports, specifications, codes and manuals. The student will learn how to produce drawings and sketches for modifications.
Description: The student will learn how to complete work assignments, communicate with tradespersons, customers and others, complete job site reports and describe injury reporting procedures. The student will follow generally accepted trade practices that replicate the on the job learning.
Description: In this course, students will use the theory that they have learned to perform the installation of various residential sheet metal systems including supply and return air ducts, heating equipment and ventilation systems. They will also study the principles and properties of air as it relates to residential duct systems.
- Identify materials used in the trade, types and applications of seams, notches, connector allowances and notching techniques.
- Identify safe work practices.
- Describe environmental protection practices.
- Select and use hand tools, power tools, material handling equipment, ladders and scaffolding effectively and safely to perform residential sheet metal installations.
- Produce and interpret sketches, drawings, and specifications to determine modifications or work to be performed.
- Read and interpret related codes, manuals and specifications, and identify symbols used in residential drawings.
- Describe the requirement of a duct distribution system and the planning requirements for the installation.
- Demonstrate the methods for connecting, hanging, and fastening in the low-rise residential installation.
- Demonstrate the assembly and installation of duct work and fittings required in the low-rise residential installation.
- Describe and apply directives in the completion of work assignments, communicate with tradespersons, customers and others.
- Complete job site reports and describe injury reporting procedures.
- Install residential heating equipment, residential ventilation systems, residential air side cooling components, and residential air system accessories.
- Describe principles of home construction.
- Identify load bearing and non-load bearing walls and supports.
- Install supply air duct work, return air duct work, and grills and registers.
- Describe principles and properties of air.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.