Boilermaker Apprentice

Boilermaker Apprentice program provides comprehensive training to prepare apprentices for the Black Seal License.

Comprehensive training to prepare apprentices for the Black Seal License.

Developed to meet the apprentice subject requirements set forth in the standards established by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), the Boilermaker Apprentice program provides comprehensive training to prepare apprentices for the Black Seal License.

In addition to pre-technical and basic industrial skills courseware, the curriculum covers electrical principles, tanks, pumps, boilers, and steam generators. Operation and maintenance are stressed throughout each component and students finish with instruction in print reading.

Arrange for your employees to also receive on-the-job training to supplement this curriculum. Successful graduates of the program will be able to:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Boilermaker Apprentice Training course list below.

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Boilermaker Apprentice Course List


Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Precision Measuring Tools (Video)VB03XX
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and TrigonometryBlock X02
Algebra: Monomials and Polynomials X0201
Algebra: Factoring X0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions X0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of Fractions X0204
Algebra: Linear Equations X0205
Algebra: Simultaneous Linear Equations X0206
Algebra: Determinants X0207
Algebra: Quadratic Equations X0208
Algebra: Exponents X0209
Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary Numbers X0210
Applied Geometry X0211
Practical Trigonometry X0212
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Material Handling Safety186006
Electrical Safety for the Trades186005
Working Safely with Electricity (Video)VB06XX
Jobs, Companies, and the Economy: Basic Concepts for Employees186034
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036
Hand and Power ToolsBlock X24
Common Hand Tools, Part 1 186052
Common Hand Tools, Part 2 186053
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1 186068
Electric Drilling and Grinding Tools 186054
Power Cutting Tools 186055
Pneumatic Hand Tools 186056
Plumbing and Pipefitting Tools 286042
Electricians' Tools 006026
Tool Grinding and Sharpening 186057
Woodworking Hand Tools 186058
Routers, Power Planers, and Sanders 186059
Jacks, Hoists, and Pullers 186060
Bench Work, Part 35004C
Reading Prints and SchematicsBlock X25
Introduction to Print Reading 186039
Dimensioning 186040
Tolerancing and Symbols 186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting 186042
Building Drawings 186043
Electrical Drawings and Circuits 186044
Electronic Drawings 186045
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings 186046
Piping: Drawings, Materials, and Parts 186047
Welding Symbols 186048
Sheet Metal Basics 186049
Sketching 186050
Blueprint Reading Skills Explained (Video)VB04XX
Bearings and Seals, Part 1286093
Bearings and Seals, Part 2286094
Industrial Seals (Video)VS62XX
Introduction to Power TransmissionX0612


DC PrinciplesBlock A21
Nature of Electricity 086001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law 086002
Capacitors and Inductors 086003
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 086004
Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries 086005
DC Motors and Generator Theory 086006
Optional Laboratory Experiments:
Electronics Workbench 086800
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for DC Principles (Block A21) 387009C
AC PrinciplesBlock A22
Alternating Current 086007
Alternating Current Circuits 086008
Inductors in AC Circuits 086009
Capacitors in AC Circuits 086010
Transformers 086011
Alternators 086012
Electrical Energy Distribution 086013
Rectification and Basic Electronic Devices 086014
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for AC Principles (Block A22)387012C


Steam Boiler Operation and Maintenance6734
Tanks and Pumps5389
Pumps, Part 1286001
Pumps, Part 2286002
Pumps, Part 3286003
Air Compressors, Part 1286013
Air Compressors, Part 2286014
Pressure Vessel and Tank Print Reading6691


Types of Steam Generators6632
Steam Generator Design2598A-B
Pressure Parts for Steam Generators2588
Steam Generator Settings, Ducts, and Stacks2587
Steam Generator Testing6802
Steam Traps (Video)VS70XX


Fundamentals of Welding, Part 1286025
Fundamentals of Welding, Part 2286066
Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding186004
Welding Shop Safety (Video)VB26XX
Gas Welding Equipment6272A-B
Arc Welding Equipment, Part 1286032
Arc Welding Equipment, Part 2286033
Arc Welding Equipment, Part 3286053


Arc Welding of Low Carbon Steel5249A-B
Arc Welding of Nonferrous Metals and Overlaying5251
Inspection and Testing of Welds5160
Fundamental Principles of Rigging Technology286016
Planning the Rigging Operation286017
Working with Rigging Tools, Part 1286018
Working with Rigging Tools, Part 2286019
Rigging: Lifting Equipment and Applications, Part 1286020
Rigging: Lifting Equipment and Applications, Part 2286021
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Fundamentals286035
Gas Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals286059
Nondestructive Testing of Castings5961
Introduction to Oxyfuel Welding (Video)VS08XX
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc (Video)VS12XX
Introduction to GMAW (Video)VS14XX


Elements of Print Reading6719A-B
Drafting Kit1200M
Geometrical Drawing (includes 5 plates)5544A-B
Elements of Projection Drawing (includes 5 plates)5649
Development of Surfaces (includes 7 plates)5399

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 1,146 hours (excluding videos and optional lab experiments).

Number of Exams: 105.

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