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WORK PROCESS 

Work Process:                                                 Approximate Process Hours:  

Safety                                                                          250 - 300 

Rigging                                                                       250 - 300         

High Pressure Steam Systems                                     1000 - 1250  

Process Piping                                                             1050 - 1250  

Steam & Hot water heating                                        2550 

Welding                                                                      2550 - 3000  

Pumps                                                                         200 - 300  

Automatic Control Equipment & Piping                    100 - 250  

HVACR                                                                      300 - 600  

Blue Print Reading                                                     250 

Total Hours                                                                 8,500 - 10,000 


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 

History and Heritage of UA   UA text                          9

 

Tools and Safety Class           UA text                          49.5               

  

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-arc 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                   

 

Basic layout skills                   UA text                          48                        

 

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)                 training in shielded metal-arc welding

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF THIRD YEAR

 

COURSE                                  Text                         Hours                  

 

Steam & Steam Systems         UA text                          52                        

 

3rd Year Welding                     UA text                          58.5

 

Saturday Class                                    Shop class                      20      

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF THIRD YEAR

 

COURSE                                  Text                         Hours                   

 

Hydronics & Hydronic Sys.   UA text                          48                        

 

3rd Year Welding                     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)                training in shielded metal-arc welding

(5)                rigging and hand signaling certifications

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF FOURTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                      

 

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

4th Year Welding                     UA text                          58.5                     

 

Rigging Certification/             UA text                          52

Hand Signal Certification                           

 

SECOND SEMESTER OF FOURTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                     

   

Blueprint & ISO's                   UA text                          48                          

 

4th Year Welding                     UA text                          54

 

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 Med-Gas License N.I.T.C.

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

(3)                training in gas tungsten arc welding

(4)                foreman certification

 

FIRST SEMESTER OF FIFTH YEAR

 

COURSE                               Text                            Hours                      

 

Med-Gas License                    UA text                          52                                                                                                                                  

5th Year Welding                     UA text                          58.5                       

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

          

SECOND SEMESTER OF FIFTH YEAR

 

 

COURSE                               Text                             Hours                    

 

 

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

                                                                                                                                  

5th Year Welding                    UA text                           54

 

Iowa Hydronics                       N/A                                54

 

Total hours for 5th year =   314.5 

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