Training & Education – Dayton

Dayton Sheet Metal Worker apprentices receive classroom instruction for a period of four to five years, depending on the particular trade. The curriculum taught prepares apprentices for a successful career in the industry and is a great addition to the on-the-job training apprentices also receive.

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Architectural Sheet Metal Curriculum:
  • Historic overview
  • Roof systems
  • Wall systems
  • Roof drainage systems
  • Louvers and ventilators
  • Supports and substrates
  • Restoration and finishing
  • Shop layout and fabrication techniques
  • Field installation techniques
  • Architectural sheet metal tools and materials
  • Safety
  • Materials
  • Moisture Control
  • Measurement
  • Special ASM
Commercial HVAC Curriculum:
  • Introduction to HVAC systems and components
  • Heating
  • Refrigeration
  • Field Installation
  • Understanding electricity
  • Understanding automatic controls
  • Basic testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB)
  • Commissioning
  • Load calculation and duct design
  • Plans and specifications
  • Project management
  • Safety
Detailing Curriculum:
  • Specialized CAD drawing systems
  • Advanced measuring tools and techniques
  • Reading building plans and specifications
  • HVAC system design and installation
  • Building codes
  • Job site correspondence
  • Project management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Safety
Industrial Welding Curriculum:
  • Safety
  • Materials
  • Welding
  • Shop skills
  • Field skills
  • System design basics
  • Hoisting and rigging
Residential HVAC Curriculum:
  • Installation of HVAC systems and air distribution systems
  • Wiring and connecting HVAC equipment
  • Retrofitting and adding HVAC components to existing systems
  • Troubleshooting and repair
  • Safety
Service and Refrigeration Curriculum:
  • Electrical fundamentals
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Refrigeration principles
  • Refrigeration system components. Operation and troubleshooting
  • Air conditioning and air conditioning systems
Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Curriculum:
  • General care of instruments
  • Basics of HVAC
  • Airflow and psychometrics
  • Heat and heat transfer
  • Fundamentals of electricity and electrical measurements
  • Motors and starters
  • Air pressure, air flow, temperature, and speed measurement
  • Duct systems
  • Automatic controls
  • Fans, fan laws, and V-belt drives
  • Balancing methods: proportional and sequential
  • Hydronic systems: pressure and flow measurements
  • Pumps and pump laws
  • Principles of the cooling tower
  • Hydronic balancing: flow meter and thermal method
  • Safety