Sheet Metal (SHEE)



60A Level I Sheet Metal/HVAC - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 38, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M30.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 105 or 301A.
This course is an introduction the Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades. Topics include the tools of the trade, safety practices, trade mathematics, blueprints and drawings, and basic rigging. This course is designed for students planning a career in the Sheet Metal and HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

60B Level I Sheet Metal/HVAC - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Sheet Metal 60A or 301A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 110 or 301B.
This course is a continuation of Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades at the introductory level. Topics include intermediate math, duct and air distribution theory and installation, welding concepts, insulation, and electricity related to the HVAC trade. This course is designed for students planning a career in the Sheet Metal and HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

65A Level II Sheet Metal/HVAC - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Sheet Metal 60B or 301B, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 115 or 302A.
This course is an intermediate level introduction to the concepts of cooling and sheet metal layout. Topics include layout and line development, mathematics and measurements used in the trade, bend allowances and triangulation. This course is designed for students planning a career in the Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) fields. (FT) AA/AS.

65B Level II Sheet Metal/HVAC - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Sheet Metal 65A or 302A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 120 or 302B.
This course is an intermediate study of heating and metering for the Sheet Metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades. Topics include basic electronics, metering devices, compressors, heat pumps, and leak detection, evacuation, recovery and charging. This course is designed for students planning a career in the Sheet Metal/HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

70A Level III Sheet Metal/HVAC- 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Sheet Metal 65B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Sheet Metal 302B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 125 or 304A.
This course is an intermediate level study of blueprints and specifications for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) duct work. Topics include Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors of North America (SMACNA) Manuals, duct and fabrication standards, gutters and downspouts, roof flashing, and principles of air flow. This course is designed for students majoring in the sheet metal and HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

70B Level III Sheet Metal/HVAC - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Sheet Metal 70A or 304A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 130 or 304B.
This course is an advanced study of blueprint reading and system design for the sheet metal and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trades. Topics include indoor air quality, types of duct systems, and field measuring and fitting. This course is designed for students majoring in the sheet metal and HVAC trades. (FT) AA/AS.

75A Level IV Sheet Metal/HVAC - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Sheet Metal 70B or 304B, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 135 or 305A.
This course covers advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Sheet Metal applications. Topics include system start-up and shut-down, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, hydronic heating and cooling systems, and how to design fume and exhaust systems per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) standards. This course is designed for students planning a career in the Sheet Metal and HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

75B Level IV Sheet Metal/HVAC - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Sheet Metal 75A or 305A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Sheet Metal 305B. This course covers advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) troubleshooting and Sheet Metal roofing. Topics include troubleshooting and repair of gas and electric heating systems, cooling systems, heat pumps, and electronic controls, as well as system balancing. Sheet Metal topics include metal roof system applications and installation. This course is designed for students planning a career in the Sheet Metal and HVAC fields. (FT) AA/AS.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.