James "JT" Thomas - Training Director
Don Graham - Instructor
Martha Caicedo - Administrative Assistant
Apprenticeship Classes run for two weeks every six months with On-the-job training occurring when apprentices are not in class. Safety certification classes will be conducted on various weekends.
Click on the courses below for a full course description
1. Applicable Safety Certifications
Fork Lift Training
High Reach Training
The fabrication and placement of steel bars in concrete.
Whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentages, averages, measurements.
Rigging procedures and precautions, characteristics of various fiber and wire ropes, the proper use of slings, rigging hardware, tools and devices. The crane portion involves pre-lift planning and set up, principles of crane operation, quadrants, load charts, capacity factors and crane signaling.
Safely erecting steel structures, bridges, towers, wind turbines and amusement park structures.
5. Architectural and Ornamental
Installing curtain walls, window walls, doors, store fronts, composite panel walls, catwalks, grating, stairs, and the proper application of various sealants.
Reading and interpreting: Welding, architectural, rigging, structural, and reinforcing steel drawings. Foreman Training: Leadership skills such as effective communication, problem solving, proper documentation, safety and quality control and team building.
Welding safety, theory, quality, electrodes, basic metallurgy, equipment set up, various processes, oxy fuel, carbon arc and plasma arc cutting.
At the completion of this course the student will be certified to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 welding codes in the Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) processes.
9. Survival of the Fittest