SMART 33 has five training centers throughout its territory. Each of these training centers offers a unique curriculum to the apprentices that train there. Below is a basic description of the training that is offered at the various training centers, but may not be the exact curriculum that is offered at the training center nearest to your location. Additionally, each training center offers evening courses for residential installation and service.

What You Can Expect from SMART 33 Training Centers

SMART 33 apprentices must undergo five years of classroom instruction while working on jobsites. In total, it is over 10,000 hours of training in the program – one of the most comprehensive in the construction industry.

First Year Curriculum

Subjects for the first year include:

  • 30-Hour OSHA Safety Training
  • Applied Sheet Metal Mathematics – fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, basic algebra, roots and scientific notation
  • Basic Sheet Metal Drafting
  • Geometric Construction and Orthographic Projection
  • Sheet Metal Layout and Pattern Development
  • Basic Layout – parallel line development, radial line development and triangulation
  • Sheet Metal Layout and Shop Fabrication
  • Hand Tools and Shop Equipment

Second Year Curriculum

Subjects for the second year are:

  • Sheet Metal Layout, Pattern Development, and Fabrication – more advanced than year one
  • Applied Sheet Metal Mathematics
  • Trigonometry
  • Architectural Sheet Metal Layout, Fabrication, and Installation
  • Oxy-fuel and Shielded Metal Arc Welding

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Third Year Curriculum

Subjects for the third year are:

  • Sheet Metal Layout, Pattern Development, and Fabrication – more advanced than year two
  • HVAC Theory
  • Airflow – ventilation, heating and refrigeration
  • HVAC Duct Systems, and Ductwork Design
  • Blueprint Reading, Shop Drawings, and Field Measuring
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding – including mild steel and stainless steel
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding of Mild Steel
  • An Introduction to Computers
  • Sign Fabrication and Installation

Fourth Year Curriculum

Subjects for the fourth year are:

  • Customer Service and Supervisory Training
  • Applied Sheet Metal Mathematics and Computer Estimating
  • Industrial Sheet Metal – blowpipe systems and material handling
  • System Commissioning and Energy Management
  • Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing
  • Automatic Controls
  • Food Service and Kitchen Equipment – fabrication, installation, and replacement
  • Exhaust Hoods – including laboratory hoods and exhausts
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding – stainless steel and aluminum
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding – stainless steels, kitchen equipment, aluminum, and exhaust hoods
  • Plastic Welding

Fifth Year Curriculum

Fifth year apprentices must use the knowledge and skills developed over the past four years to design an HVAC system and complete special sheet metal projects.

  • System Design

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