Sheet Metal Technology

Enroll in the Sheet Metal Technology program and look forward to union salary and benefits.

Degree-earning student wages start at $30.78 per hour plus great benefits. Bates Technical Colleges’ Sheet Metal Program has been training students for more than 80 years. This program was one of the first ten programs started at Bates when the college opened its doors to meet the community’s need for skilled workers back in 1940. This program is the only one in the region that prepares students for direct entry into the Local 66 apprenticeship. Upon completion, graduates are credited one full year towards their apprenticeship. Get started today.

Contact Information:

Jason Carroll, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Bates offers the only program in the region that prepares students for apprenticeship employment in the sheet metal industry. Customer projects completed in the classroom, shop, and the field, provide students with the necessary foundational skills to succeed in this high demand and rewarding occupation. Instruction includes equipment operation, fabrication and installation of various ventilation systems, blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting, air distribution, and material handling. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.  

Students who complete all required elements of the selected Sheet Metal Technology course offerings will be awarded direct entry into the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC Local 66 building trades or residential apprenticeship program. Students will be placed at the end of the out of work list. Prior educational credits are recognized upon entrance into the apprenticeship.

 

 

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Sheet Metal Technology
  • Certificate of Competency: Sheet Metal Technician
  • Certificate of Training: Sheet Metal Production Support
  • Certificate of Training: Sheet Metal Residential Installer
  • CIP: 48.0506

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 3 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Steve MacKay

253.680.7394

smackay@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    Plan Code: SMTSTAPT

     
    • 6 quarter AAS
    • Maximum class size:
    • Student to teacher ratio:
    • Enrollment point:
    • This degree is primarily in person and hands-on with some online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses. See course descriptions for more details.
    • Shop is fully equipped, well lit with a well maintained classroom area.

    General Education Requirements

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME101Introduction to Sheet Metal Technology3
    SHME103Fitting Fabrication I7
    SHME105Materials Technology3
    SHME150Hand Tools and Machines5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME107Applied Math5
    SHME151Safety and Health4
    SHME152Drafting I6
    SHME217Energy Codes2
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME112Fitting Fabrication II8
    SHME153Architectural Sheet Metal5
    SHME213Introduction to Blueprint Reading4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME203Blueprint Reading Applications5
    SHME206Complex Components Fabrication5
    SHME250Drafting II7
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME251Duct Design and Air Balancing Concepts5
    SHME252Field Installation I6
    SHME253Field Installation II6
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME254Commercial Projects6
    WBAS101Welding Basics8
  • Description: Plan Code: SMTSRC45
     
    6 quarter Certificate of Completion

    General Education Requirements

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME101Introduction to Sheet Metal Technology3
    SHME103Fitting Fabrication I7
    SHME105Materials Technology3
    SHME150Hand Tools and Machines5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME107Applied Math5
    SHME151Safety and Health4
    SHME152Drafting I6
    SHME217Energy Codes2
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME112Fitting Fabrication II8
    SHME153Architectural Sheet Metal5
    SHME213Introduction to Blueprint Reading4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME203Blueprint Reading Applications5
    SHME206Complex Components Fabrication5
    SHME250Drafting II7
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME251Duct Design and Air Balancing Concepts5
    SHME252Field Installation I6
    WBAS101Welding Basics8
  • Description: Plan Code: SMTSPC20
     
    3 quarter Certificate of Training Required Courses 44
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME103Fitting Fabrication I7
    SHME105Materials Technology3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME107Applied Math5
    SHME150Hand Tools and Machines5
    SHME217Energy Codes2
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME112Fitting Fabrication II8
    SHME253Field Installation II6
    WBAS101Welding Basics8
  • Description: Plan Code: SMTSRC20
     
    3 quarter Certificate of Training Required Courses: 46
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME120Introduction to Sheet Metal Technology3
    SHME124Fitting Fabrication4
    SHME125Applied Math3
    SHME150Hand Tools and Machines5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME127Prefabricated Components2
    SHME128Materials Handling Technology2
    SHME129Wood working Tools1
    SHME130Carpentry Installation3
    SHME131Air Properties Technology1
    SHME132Duct Installation3
    SHME137Duct Design Technology3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SHME133Residential Venting Technology2
    SHME134Unit Operations2
    SHME135Code Principals2
    SHME136Gas Piping Technology2
    SHME138Preventive Maintenance2
    SHME253Field Installation II6

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $50,400
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 12,700

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

No accreditation or related information have been provided.

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