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Shop Ironworker - Apprenticeship
Associate in Science
About the Program
The mission of Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training program is intended to ensure that
union ironworkers have the skills,
knowledge, and training necessary to be safe on the jobsite, competitive in the workplace, and satisfied in their careers. This
program ensures that local and shop members in Northern California receive the comprehensive and effective education and
training that will enable them to carry out their work safely and efficiently while meeting the highest standards of quality.
About the Degree
The Shop Ironworker Associates Degree provides basic through advanced level skills and knowledge based coursework intended to set up a Journey level ironworker necessary for a successful and rewarding career as a shop ironworker. Lecture based classroom work leads to knowledge that is used for practical shop floor applications covered in hands on skills laboratories. Blueprints, welding, layout, labor studies as well as safety is covered.
Shop Ironworker, Ornamental Iron Fabricator, Metal Fabricator, and Welder Fitter.
- Upon completion of the AS in Shop Ironworker, students are able to operate safely in an ironworker shop environment.
- Upon completion of the AS in Shop Ironworker, students are able to demonstrate AWS code quality welding.
- Upon completion of the AS in Shop Ironworker, students are able to demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blueprints used in the ironworker shop.
- Upon completion of the AS in Shop Ironworker, students are able to demonstrate the ability to layout and fabricate steel stairs and handrail.
- Upon completion of the AS in Shop Ironworker, students are able to describe the benefi ts derived from collective bargaining and union membership.
|APIW 51 Blueprint Reading I||3|
|APIW 52 Shop Ironworkers Mathematics||1.5|
|APIW 53 Welding Technology||3|
|APIW 54 Structural I||3|
|APIW 55 Work Place Safety and Machinery Operation/Labor Studies I||1.5|
|APIW 56 Structural II||3|
|APIW 57 Structural III||3|
|APIW 58 Welding Code/AISC/Metallurgy/Labor Studies II||1.5|
|APIW 59 Metal Stairs Layout and Fabrication||3|
|APIW 60 Metal Railing Layout and Fabrication||3|
|APIW 61 Ornamental Metal Fabrication/Structural IV||1.5|
|APIW 62 Blueprint Reading II||3|
|APIW 94 Occupational Work Experience - Ironworkers Apprenticeship||11|
|CMST 1 Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|CMST 10 Interpersonal Communication||3|
|SOC 1 Principles of Sociology||3|
ᅀRequired if a student uses the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree.
|Total Units in the Major||41|
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022