Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer (Apprenticeship)

Program description

This 360-hour program, consisting of two 180-hour levels, 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 details

Code: 1335
Delivery: Apprenticeship
Length: 360 hours
Start: Varies
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program contacts


Academic school

Trades & Apprenticeship

Fees & payment

  • Fees are set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
  • Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional. For details, visit Orientation & support.
  • Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Awards & scholarships

Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers many awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants. Information and application forms for numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships are administered by Student Financial Services.

Many program-specific awards are administered by individual programs. Students should speak to their faculty or program coordinators about additional awards available in their program specific areas.

Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Drawings I
DRWG1305

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.

  • Hours: 60
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Trade Skills and Practices
MECH1620

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.

  • Hours: 18
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Installation I
MECH1630

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.

  • Hours: 102
  • Credits: 7
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 2

Course Details

Drawings II
DRWG2260

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.

  • Hours: 54
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Worksite Practices
MECH2280

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.

  • Hours: 18
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Installation II
MECH2290

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.

  • Hours: 108
  • Credits: 7
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Program outcomes

  1. Identify materials used in the trade, types and applications of seams, notches, connector allowances and notching techniques.
  2. Identify safe work practices.
  3. Describe environmental protection practices.
  4. Select and use hand tools, power tools, material handling equipment, ladders and scaffolding effectively and safely to perform residential sheet metal installations.
  5. Produce and interpret sketches, drawings, and specifications to determine modifications or work to be performed.
  6. Read and interpret related codes, manuals and specifications, and identify symbols used in residential drawings.
  7. Describe the requirement of a duct distribution system and the planning requirements for the installation.
  8. Demonstrate the methods for connecting, hanging, and fastening in the low-rise residential installation.
  9. Demonstrate the assembly and installation of duct work and fittings required in the low-rise residential installation.
  10. Describe and apply directives in the completion of work assignments, communicate with tradespersons, customers and others.
  11. Complete job site reports and describe injury reporting procedures.
  12. Install residential heating equipment, residential ventilation systems, residential air side cooling components, and residential air system accessories.
  13. Describe principles of home construction.
  14. Identify load bearing and non-load bearing walls and supports.
  15. Install supply air duct work, return air duct work, and grills and registers.
  16. Describe principles and properties of air.

Program handbook

Program handbook

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