SLCC General Catalog

Ironworkers JATC Technology AAS

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

Ironworkers erect structural steel, work with ornamental iron, reinforcing steel, rigging and machinery moving. Work is very physical, strenuous and precise. The JATC Ironworker is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for additional registration and certification. The program is directed by the National Ironworker JATC and approved by the local sponsors.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.   

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Ironworkers JATC Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

All incoming apprentices must gain approval from the local JATC before registering for classes.

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

APPR 1470

Math for the Trades (QS)

5

A

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

3

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

2-3

 

Distribution Areas: (18 Credits)

Choose three credits from each of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (30 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ISA 1110

Ironworker IA

5

F

JATC approval

ISA 1120

Ironworker IB

5

Sp

ISA 1110

ISA 1210

Ironworker IIA

5

F

ISA 1120

ISA 1220

Ironworker IIB

5

Sp

ISA 1210

ISA 2310

Ironworker IIIA

5

F

ISA 1220

ISA 2320

Ironworker IIIB

5

Sp

ISA 2310

NOTE: ISA students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

APPR 1470 (QS) *

5

ISA 1110

5

ISA 1120 5

Total

0-5

Total

5

Total

5

* If CPT score not adequate, students should complete the following course to begin the program in the fall; The course is required for an AAS degree.

2nd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENGL 1010

3

ISA 1210

5 ISA 1220 5

CM

3

 

ID

3-4

 

 

Total

9-10

Total

5

Total

5

3rd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BS

3-4

ISA 2310

5

ISA 2320 5
HR 2-3

HU

3

 

 

Total

8-10

Total

5

Total

5

4th Year Schedule

Summer Semester

 

 

FA 3-4    
PS 3    
SS 3    

Total

9-10

 

 

Advising Notes

The classes are held fall and spring semesters and more often when requested by the JATC. Check with the ironworker training director for class availability. All major ISA course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship curriculum.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Ironworkers JATC Technology is also available.  For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

www.slcc.edu/apprenticeship 

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus 
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty
Generally, apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.