ENT-106: Sheet Metal Fabrication

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Examines the process of layout and fabrication of standard sheet metal fittings and how to construct standard fittings. Also covers sheet metal hand and power tools, and proper safety protocols.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

This core class will be applied to Heating and Cooling/Power Engineering Basic Certificates, Advanced Certificates, or Associate Degree.

Core Course Topics
  1. Sheet Metal Careers
  2. Sheet Metal Working Tools and Machinery
  3. Sheet Metal Shop Safety
  4. Sheet Metal Types
  5. Materials of the Sheet Metal Trade
  6. Fasteners for Sheet Metal
  7. Patterns and Cutting Metal.
  8. Punching, Drilling, and Riveting
  9. Folding Edges and Making Seams
  10. Turning, Burring, and Raising
  11. Forming, Crimping, Beading, and Grooving
  12. Drawing and Notching Simple Patterns
  13. Parallel Line Development
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate procedures for sheet metal layout.
  2. Demonstrate by fabricating HVAC industry's most popular sheet metal fittings.
  3. Apply safety protocols related to the sheet metal craft, and apply them in the lab.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use sheet metal hand tools.
  5. Demonstrate the use of sheet metal power tools and forming machinery.
Detailed Learning Objectives (Optional)

Students will learn how to prepare, layout, and then make paper patterns before making metal fittings. Esses and drives will be standard on all fittings.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

The following assessment tools will be common to all sections:

Lab assignments
Multiple-choice question tests
Multiple-choice question final exam

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Due to the nature of this course, attendance is mandatory.

Effective Term
Fall 2020