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Sheet Metal - HVAC Ducts at Saint Paul College

Jun 18, 2020
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Program Information

The sheet metal worker reads blueprints, prepares layouts, and operates fabricating devices such as special hand tools, power shears, nibbler, brake, bar folder, turning machines, spot and arc welders, soldering equipment, and plasm​a cutting systems.

The skilled sheet metal worker gathers general information and specifications from blueprints for the fabrication and installation of ducts for heating, cooling, filtering, and humidifying air. Also, sheet metal workers fabricate and install metal roofing and siding, stainless steel equipment for homes and industry, chutes for material transfer, signs, and rain dispersal equipment.

​According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of sheet metal workers in construction is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations. Graduates of the Sheet Metal / HVAC programs may go to work for firms that fabricate sheet metal products and become skilled production, precision, or construction sheet metal workers.

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