Curriculum

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 

2. Reinforcing Concrete / Mathematics for Iron Workers

  • The fabrication and placement of steel bars in concrete.

  • Whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentages, averages, measurements.

3. Rigging and Cranes

  • 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.

4. Structural Steel Erection

  • 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.

6. Blue Print Reading / Foreman Training

  • 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.

7. Welding 1, 2 and 3

  • 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.

8. Comet

9. Survival of the Fittest  

10. Pre-Cast Concrete Erection

11. Conveyor Installation and Maintenance