Program Details

Photograph of a student in Sheet Metal class.
Photograph of a student in Sheet Metal class.

Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Full-time enrollment is required 

Students must be enrolled full time with a cohort of students. Technical courses only offered during days.  

Special supplies, tools, and estimated costs 
The list for required tools is supplied by the program advisor. The cost of tools for the program is approximately $300. Contact program faculty for more information.   

Additional Requirements/Recommendations 
Satisfactory preparation for the sheet metal program may include high school courses in algebra and geometry. Other helpful courses are mechanical drafting and metal shop. Much of the sheet metal work starts with two-dimensional objects and ends with a three-dimensional product. Sheet metal work requires good spatial perception. 

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Sheet metal fabrication companies 
  • Construction sheet metal worker 
  • Sheet metal production 
  • Advance on the job to foreman or job superintendent 
  • Own your own business

Potential Employers

  • Sheet Metal Connectors 
  • Albers Sheet Metal 
  • New Mech Mechanical Contractors 
  • Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors 
  • Northwest Sheet Metal 

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Sheet Metal/HVAC Ducts and Fittings AAS 

  • ​BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University  
  • BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead 

Sheet Metal/HVAC Ducts and Fittings Diploma

  • BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead 

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