Steelworker Construction Trade Skills: Intermediate & Advanced

Courses provide specialized training in advanced construction trade skills. The list of courses is below:

  • Arc Welding (Structural);
  • Arc Welding (Pipe);
  • Gas Cutting and Welding;
  • Shielded Inert Gas Welding;
  • Maintenance Welding;
  • Sheet Metal Work;
  • Steel Reinforcing;
  • Rigging; and
  • Steel Erection.

Training Period: 2-5 Weeks. Continuing Education Units(CEU) Award: 8-20 depending on length of course.


Facility & Building Maintenance Technician

Lesson topics include:

  • Basic training in builder skills including carpentry, tile laying, and cement repair;
  • Interior and exterior finish including painting and preservation; 
  • Minor repairs of drywall, doors, windows, and suspended ceilings; 
  • Electrical maintenance and minor repairs of electrical outlets and interior wiring; 
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment including duct intake and exhaust systems, and of air conditioning and boiler malfunctions; 
  • Sheet metal layout and cutting to support repair and maintenance activities; and
  • Maintenance and installation of small plumbing fixtures, pipes, and ducts. 

Training Period: 5-15 Weeks. Continuing Education Units(CEU) Award: None at this time.


Piping Fabrication & Repair

Lesson topics include:

  • Fitup and joint assembly procedures;
  • Blueprint reading; 
  • Pipe cutting; 
  • End preparation; 
  • Targeting; 
  • Wire templates and allowances; 
  • Bending, fitting, joining, and assembly; 
  • Silver brazing;
  • RISIC connectors; and 
  • Swage fittings. 

Training Period: 3 Weeks. Continuing Education Units(CEU) Award: 12 Units.


Lesson topics include: 

  • Shop mathematics; 
  • Use of measuring and layout tools; 
  • Pattern development (parallel, radial, triangulation, and multi-method line development);
  • Operation of sheet metal production machinery; 
  • Spot welding; and 
  • Edges, seams, punching, drilling, and riveting. 

Training Period: 3 Weeks. Continuing Education Units (CEU) Award: 12 Units.

Sheet Metal Repair


Lesson topics include: 

  • Steelworker mathematics, 
  • Oxy/mapp gas cutting and welding basics, 
  • Gas welding and brazing, 
  • Electric arc welding equipment basics, and 
  • Electric arc welding. 

Training Period: 2-5 Weeks. Continuing Education Units (CEU) Award: 8-20 Units.

Steelworker I


Lesson topics include: 

  • Blueprint reading and drawing, 
  • Sheet metal layout, 
  • Fabrication basics and fabrication from patterns, 
  • Reinforcing steel, 
  • Fiber line, and 
  • Ppre-engineered building erection. 

Training Period: 2-5 Weeks. Continuing Education Units (CEU) Award: 8-20 Units.

Steelworker II


Lesson topics include:

  • Practice arc welding; 
  • Welding of 4-inch by 8-inch test plates in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions; and 
  • Assessment of welds for certification in accordance with current American Welding Society Standards. 

Training Period: 1 Week. Continuing Education Units (CEU) Award: 4 Units.

Welding Certification