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Work Process 

 

Work Process:                                                           Approximate Process Hours: 

 

Mechanical & Electrical Principles                                                     4500 - 5400

 

Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls                    595 - 700

 

Heating & Steam Systems                                                                  1105 - 1300

 

Piping                                                                                                  255 - 300

 

Rigging & Lifting                                                                               255 - 300

 

Safety and Environmental                                                                  340 - 400

 

Customer Relations, Foreman, & Labor Heritage                              1020 - 1200

 

Applied Mathematics and Blueprint Reading                                                340 - 400

             

 

TOTAL                                                                                               8500 - 10000

 


First Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the first year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)               an awareness of the history and heritage of the United Association.  The National Committee recommends that presentations and discussions on heritage and the future of the pipe trades continue throughout the entire period of apprenticeship.

(2)               instruction in the identification and use of tools

(3)               instruction in the proper care of tools

(4)               the training and skills necessary to install all types of pipe, tube, fittings and valves.

(5)               an understanding of job safety and health

(6)               training in soldering and brazing

(7)               training in oxy-fuel cutting

(8)               the fundamentals for solving math problems, and the necessary math for taking pipe measurements

(9)               a knowledge of rigging and signaling

(10)           an introduction to matter, liquids, hydraulics, the science required to understand the work of the pipe trades

(11)           OSHA training 30 hour in construction safety   

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF FIRST YEAR

 

COURSE                                     Text                      Hours           

 

Tools and Safety Class                 UA text                    49.5

  

Heritage Class                               UA text                      9

  

Math Class                                    UA text                    52       

  

Saturday Class                                          Shop Class               20              

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF FIRST YEAR

  

COURSE                                     Text                      Hours            

Tools and Safety Class                 UA text                    54                   

Science Class                                UA text                    48    

Saturday Class                              Shop Class               20       

  

Total classroom hours for 1st year = 252.5 

Second Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the second year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                 instruction in basic electricity and its practical application on the job

(2)                 advance instruction in electricity

(3)                 an introduction to the components and devices of the refrigeration system

(4)                 training in oxy-acetylene welding

(5)                 training in shielded metal-are welding

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF SECOND YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                    

 

Basic Refrigeration/                UA text                          52                         

Basic Electricity

 

2nd Year Welding                    UA text                          58.5   

 

Saturday Class                        Shop Class                     20      

                                                        

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF SECOND YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                   

 

Advanced Electricity/             UA text                          48                         

Advanced Refrigeration

 

2nd Year Welding                    UA text                          54    

 

Saturday Class                        Shop Class                      20

                     

                                                                                                                    

Total classroom hours for 2nd year = 252.5  

 

Third Year of Instruction

  

The objectives of the third year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                Introduction in the theory and installation of pumps and steam systems

(2)                Instruction concerning boilers and hydronic heating systems

(3)                The necessary instruction to prepare for installation and service work

(4)                Instruction in air conditioning, including an understanding of heat humidity, air requirements, and fans.

(5)                a knowledge of the operation and application of electric controls.

(6)                a knowledge of heat pumps

(7)                a knowledge of the operation and application of pneumatic controls.

(8)                CFC Certification & 410A Certification

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF THIRD YEAR

 

COURSE                                 Text                          Hours                  

 

Steam & Steam Sys.                 UA text                        52                           

 

Refrigeration Vol. 1                 UA text                        58.5                       

 

Saturday Class                          Shop Class                  20                        

SECOND SEMESTER OF THIRD YEAR

 

COURSE                                  Text                          Hours                  

 

Hydronics & Hydronics Sys.     UA text                        48                         

 

CFC/Refrigeration Vol. 2          UA text                        54                   

 

Saturday Class                            Shop Class                  20                       

 

 

Total classroom hours for 3rd year = 252.5 

Fourth Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the fourth year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                the necessary instruction to prepare for Prometric/ACAD License

(2)                training in pipe drafting and blueprint reading, and auto CAD

(3)                introduction in the gas codes

(4)                an opportunity to become familiar with air conditioning equipment

(5)                introduction to evaporators and compressors and condensers

(6)                rigging and hand signaling certifications

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF FOURTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                    

 

Prometric License/ACAD       N/A                             48 evening classes, 1 night per week

 

Heating Equip./Burner            Carrier text                  58.5                          

Operation

 

Rigging Certification/             UA text                       52                             

Hand Signal Certification                                                        

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF FOURTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                     

 

Blueprint & ISO's                   UA text                          48                          

 

Air Conditioning/                    UA text                          54                          

Reciprocation Compressors

 

Total classroom hours for 4th year - 260.5 

 

Fifth Year of Instruction

 

The objectives of the fifth year courses will provide each apprentice with: 

 

(1)                      the necessary instruction to prepare for a medical gas certification

(2)                      the necessary instruction to prepare for a Omaha City License

(3)                      a knowledge of centrifugal machines and systems

(4)                      foreman certification

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF FIFTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                      

 

HVAC STAR Exam               UA text                           52                          

 

Chiller & Chiller Sys.              Trane/York                     58.5                        

 

Omaha City License               N/A                                48 evening classes, 1 night per week        

                                  

                                                                                                                      

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF FIFTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours             

 

Iowa HVAC                            N/A                                54

                                                                                                                      

Chillers & Chiller Sys.            Trane/York                     54                           

 

Foreman Class 20 hours          UA text                          48 evening classes, 1 night per week

 

 

 

Total classroom hours for 5th year = 314.5 

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