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Sheet Metal Technology


Programs in sheet metal technology prepare people to shape extruded metals into products such as heating ducts.

Sheet metal technology programs include topics such as:


Many sheet metal technology programs include paid apprenticeships. As an apprentice, students learn the skills of the trade while working with experienced workers.


Many career and technical schools as well as several community colleges and two-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in sheet metal technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Some programs require you to be a sheet metal apprentice before you are admitted.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many sheet metal technology programs are offered part time, with day and evening classes.

Many schools offer combined apprenticeship-degree programs. These programs typically take five years to complete. Students are awarded journeyman status as well as an associate degree.


King-Snohomish Area

Construction Industry Training Council (CITC)

Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Spokane Area

NE WA-N ID Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Training Program

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (South Campus)