Area of Study: Applied Industrial Technology (Ironworking) Apprenticeship Program
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Industrial Technology with a concentration in Ironworking
Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
The apprenticeship program prepares student to earn a journey-level status in Ironworking, as well as an Associate of Applied Science Degree. A 3-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman.
- The Ironworker erects, assembles, and installs fabricated structural metal products, usually large metal beams, in the erection of industrial, commercial, or large residential buildings.
- Structural Ironworkers erect the steel framework of bridges and buildings.
- Reinforcing Rod Ironworkers set steel bars or mesh in concrete forms to strengthen concrete in buildings and bridges.
- Ornamental Ironworkers install metal stairways, catwalks, gratings, grills, screens, fences, and decorative ironwork.
- The Rigger is an ironworker whose job is to move heavy machinery, using rollers, forklifts, and other sources of power.