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PLHE 2145

HVAC Sheeting/Duct Fabrication

Credits: 2

Description: This course is designed to give the learner a basic understanding of sheet metal tools, sheet metal layout and common fittings used in duct design and layout. The learner will make furnace plenums, takeoffs, duct transitions, and other common residential and light commercial duct fittings. Prerequisite(s): None

Credit Breakdown: 1/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  2. Demonstrate technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  5. Scientific, Mathematical & Technological
  6. Work Safely


  1. Demonstrate safe operating skills when working with tools and materials
  2. Demostrate proper layout and design techniques
  3. Acquire skills for layout
  4. Demonstrate effecitve material use to minimize waste
  5. Construct fittings and other projects from patterns or prints

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with the Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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