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BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION

Since 1952, the Apprentice School has produced more than 4,000 graduates in support of Ingalls’ operational needs. The program involves comprehensive two- to four-year curriculum for students interested in shipbuilding careers. More than 1,500 apprentice alumnae fill approximately 50 different types of jobs at Ingalls, from pipe welders to senior executives. Over 60 members of our faculty and staff deliver instructions for our programs and over 120 course offerings that enable apprentices to gain not only the skills, knowledge and pride of workmanship, but also the educational foundation and personal qualities needed to fully meet the challenges of a shipbuilding career. Focus on Values: Citizenship, Scholarship, Leadership, Craftsmanship

ACADEMICS

The Ingalls Apprentice School programs are recognized as the backbone of a well-trained workforce. Therefore, every effort is made to provide each apprentice with opportunities to learn all the phases of a selected craft. This is done by job-rotation, a system that allows the apprentice to perform in the various job assignments within the particular craft.

Training at the Ingalls Apprentice School is designed to provide an opportunity for men and women to master one of the crafts of shipbuilding. The regular indentured apprentice programs consist of well-balanced curriculum of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Following successful completion of the program, the apprentice is promoted to the status of journeyman.

Our Apprentice programs range in length from two to four years of instruction and hands-on development. This allows our apprentices to receive an education, build work ethic, gain experience and develop into world-class journeymen of their crafts.


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Why apprentice?

Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentices earn competitive wages and receive comprehensive benefits packages from the time they begin the Apprentice Program.

 

 

Let the Numbers Speak for Themselves

Advancement in the apprenticeship wage schedule is based on the length of participation in the apprentice program. All overtime hours go towards the apprentice’s hours worked. The top-out pay at apprentice completion is $26.05 an hour. Apprentices attend class 1 day per week for 4.5 hours.
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ADMISSIONS

Ingalls Shipbuilding is an equal opportunity employer and offers equal opportunities in employment to all applicants and employees without regard to an individual’s protected status, including ethnicity, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Apprentices are selected and hired to the program as vacancies occur. On-the-job training and courses begin immediately after hire. Academic course work begins within the first six months of apprenticeship.

1. Meet Requirements

All applicants will be screened by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Employment Office for security and employability. Employment will contact applicants if they are denied employment. Online applications are then sent to the Ingalls Apprentice School Admissions Office for further screening and educational verification. If an applicant meets the requirements, they are then called for an intake interview, where original documents must be submitted. Applicants must submit an online application.

To qualify for consideration for The Ingalls Apprentice School, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit High School Transcript or GED Transcript with test scores
  • State issued Driver’s License or ID
  • Military Discharge Papers (DD214) if you have ever served active duty in the Armed Services
  • Be physically able to perform the essential duties of the shipbuilding discipline requested or assigned
  • Be able to obtain the proper security clearance and be a United States person

2. Apply Online

Submit an online application:
  1. Go to buildyourcareer.com
  2. Click on Apprentices
  3. Click on start your search
  4. Look for the “APPRENTICE” opening with Ingalls Shipbuilding
  5. If available click on “Apply to job” to complete the application process
For questions call Ingalls Apprentice School Admissions Staff:
Sherri Kovar (228) 935-0917
Shelley McElroy (228) 935-7330
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LOCATIONS and facilities

The Ingalls Apprentice School is conveniently housed in the Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy on Jerry St. Pe’ Highway off of Highway 90 in Pascagoula, Miss. The Training Academy is located beside Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Human Resources building and Navigator Credit Union. See Map.
Contact Us:

Bobby Lamb (228) 935-1277
Mitch Moorman (228) 935-4933
Teresa King (228) 935-0110
Nina Martin (228) 935-0478
To learn more about the opportunities you can pursue at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School, contact us.
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, in partnership with Ingalls Apprentice School, works to meet the training needs of apprentices as outlined by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training of the U.S. Department of Labor. A person who has completed an approved apprenticeship program may receive 36 semester hours of credit toward the Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education (AASOE) degree. Other requirements for the AASOE degree are outlined under “Graduation information” on the MGCCC web site.

Haley reeves barbour maritime training academy

Named for Haley Reeves Barbour, Mississippi’s 62nd Governor, the newly opened Maritime Training Academy serves as the training epicenter for Ingalls’ Apprentice School. 

The 70,000 square-foot facility features 24 classrooms, three computer labs, a library, a bookstore, 26 offices/conference rooms and several state-of-the-art craft labs for students to practice the various shipyard trades.


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Labor Partners

In addition to the educational partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the Ingalls Apprentice School is jointly sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 733 the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council.

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Boilermaker

BOILERMAKERS learn to use multiple tools, machines, and blueprints when they become members of the boilermaker team. Their job tasks involve layout, fitting, tack welding, service burning, and metal grinding. A boilermaker fits the plates and shapes that make up the ship structure.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for ShipfittersThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
5Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
6Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must understand on how major marine systems operate and function along with the shipboard equipment.72
7Journeyman Essentials for ShipfittersThis course is designed to introduce various cutting and burning processes, plasma arc cutting, advanced structural print reading, fitting, reference control lines and basic level surveying. The apprentice will be able to successfully and safely demonstrate proper Ingalls Shipbuilding practices and procedures to NAVAL requirements.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for ShipfittersThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
5Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
6Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must understand on how major marine systems operate and function along with the shipboard equipment.72
7Journeyman Essentials for ShipfittersThis course is designed to introduce various cutting and burning processes, plasma arc cutting, advanced structural print reading, fitting, reference control lines and basic level surveying. The apprentice will be able to successfully and safely demonstrate proper Ingalls Shipbuilding practices and procedures to NAVAL requirements.72

carpenter

CARPENTERS in the shipbuilding environment are responsible for scaffold erection and removal; providing temporary flooring of ship’s compartments and suspended platforms; installing permanent and temporary ladders and handrails; laying out ship’s names, numbers, and draft marks; measuring and cutting blocks and building cradles for ship shoring; installing sound dampening and ballasting material; building crates for shipping equipment back to the vendors and various detailed carpentry shop work.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for CarpentersThis course is a comprehensive guide to interpreting drawings commonly found in the shipbuilding industry. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Carpentry Shop IEmphasis is placed on carpentry orientation and study of hand tools, materials, ethics and history of the trade and operations.72
5Carpentry Shop IIThis course is designed to make the Carpenter apprentice well-rounded with studies in interior finish, cabinet making, and blueprint reading and estimating.72
6Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
9Production Control and PlanningThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for CarpentersThis course is a comprehensive guide to interpreting drawings commonly found in the shipbuilding industry. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Carpentry Shop IEmphasis is placed on carpentry orientation and study of hand tools, materials, ethics and history of the trade and operations.72
5Carpentry Shop IIThis course is designed to make the Carpenter apprentice well-rounded with studies in interior finish, cabinet making, and blueprint reading and estimating.72
6Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
9Production Control and PlanningThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72

Electrician

ELECTRICIANS master the techniques involved in the layout, installation, hookup and testing of every electrical system aboard ship. As today’s modern warship becomes more dependent upon its technological infrastructure, the skill and expertise of the electricians tasked with its construction is of vital importance.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1DC CircuitsThis course is designed for students to know the principles and theories associated with DC circuits. This course includes the study of electrical circuits, laws and formulae, and the use of test equipment to analyze DC circuits.72
2AC CircuitsThis course is designed to provide students with the principles and theories associated with AC circuits. This course includes the study of electrical circuits, lays and formulae, and the use of test equipment to analyze AC circuits.72
3Digital ElectronicsA course designed to introduce the student to number systems, logic circuits, counters, registers, memory devices, combination logic circuits, Boolean algebra, and a basic computer system.72
4Solid State Devices and CircuitsThis course is designed to introduce the student to active devices, which include PN junction diodes, bipolar transistors, bipolar transistor circuits, and unipolar devices with emphasis on low frequency application and troubleshooting.72
5Solid State Motor ControlsThis course covers the principles and operation of solid state motor control as well as the design, installation, and maintenance of different solid state devices for motor control.72
6Programmable Logic ControllersThis course covers use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in modern industrial settings as well as the operating principles of PLCs and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLCs.72
7Electronic CommunicationsThis course is designed to provide the student with concepts and skills related to analog and digital communications.72
8Fiber Optics with Marine CapstoneThis course will serve as a capstone to the formal electrical apprenticeship educational experience. Students will review subject matter from all previous coursework and OJT experiences. The course will provide for an extensive demonstration of competencies learned throughout this period of time in the apprenticeship encompassing both training and education.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1DC CircuitsThis course is designed for students to know the principles and theories associated with DC circuits. This course includes the study of electrical circuits, laws and formulae, and the use of test equipment to analyze DC circuits.72
2AC CircuitsThis course is designed to provide students with the principles and theories associated with AC circuits. This course includes the study of electrical circuits, lays and formulae, and the use of test equipment to analyze AC circuits.72
3Digital ElectronicsA course designed to introduce the student to number systems, logic circuits, counters, registers, memory devices, combination logic circuits, Boolean algebra, and a basic computer system.72
4Solid State Devices and CircuitsThis course is designed to introduce the student to active devices, which include PN junction diodes, bipolar transistors, bipolar transistor circuits, and unipolar devices with emphasis on low frequency application and troubleshooting.72
5Solid State Motor ControlsThis course covers the principles and operation of solid state motor control as well as the design, installation, and maintenance of different solid state devices for motor control.72
6Programmable Logic ControllersThis course covers use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in modern industrial settings as well as the operating principles of PLCs and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLCs.72
7Electronic CommunicationsThis course is designed to provide the student with concepts and skills related to analog and digital communications.72
8Fiber Optics with Marine CapstoneThis course will serve as a capstone to the formal electrical apprenticeship educational experience. Students will review subject matter from all previous coursework and OJT experiences. The course will provide for an extensive demonstration of competencies learned throughout this period of time in the apprenticeship encompassing both training and education.72

inside machinist

INSIDE MACHINISTS are skilled in operating the different machines and tools used in a typical machine shop. They learn to read precision instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and indicators. The inside machine shop equipment includes: lathes, drill presses, shapers, milling machines, grinding machines, boring mills, and portable tools used on a bench or floor area. The inside machinist is taught the basic principles of each machine and masters the techniques for cutting tools, adjustments, measurements, speeds, feeds and how to apply them in each process. In addition, the inside machinist will learn how to operate a computer numerical control machine known as the CNC machine.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for MachinistsThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.72
4Precision LayoutThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use precision tools such as micrometers in today’s machinist trade.72
5Power MachineryThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use the standard hand and machine tools found in today’s machinist trade.72
6Mechanical MaintenanceThis course provides instruction of the basic principles of mechanical systems.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must understand on how major marine systems operate and function along with the shipboard equipment.72
9Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for MachinistsThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.72
4Precision LayoutThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use precision tools such as micrometers in today’s machinist trade.72
5Power MachineryThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use the standard hand and machine tools found in today’s machinist trade.72
6Mechanical MaintenanceThis course provides instruction of the basic principles of mechanical systems.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must understand on how major marine systems operate and function along with the shipboard equipment.72
9Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72

INSULATOR

INSULATORS begin their careers with the Ingalls family in the pipe insulator apprentice program mastering proper insulating techniques for different types of pipe and ventilation systems aboard ships.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for Pipe InsulatorThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Metal LaggingThis course is designed to instruct the apprentice on how to layout sheet metal for the lagging process on insulated piping or ducting systems.36
5Safety, Health & EnvironmentThis course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to reinforce attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits.72
6Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Project ManagementThis course is designed to provide the apprentice with the foundation skills needed to understand roles and responsibilities of construction, supervision and managing projects.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for Pipe InsulatorThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Metal LaggingThis course is designed to instruct the apprentice on how to layout sheet metal for the lagging process on insulated piping or ducting systems.36
5Safety, Health & EnvironmentThis course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to reinforce attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits.72
6Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Project ManagementThis course is designed to provide the apprentice with the foundation skills needed to understand roles and responsibilities of construction, supervision and managing projects.72

joiner

JOINERS are skilled craftsmen who working with their hands. Joiner apprentices master the techniques required to install furniture, join bulkheads, and finish the living quarters on the naval vessels.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of the design of the ships structure. This course also covers the basic blueprint reading required by the craft.nstruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for JoinersThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Layout IThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice on how to use hand and shop machine tools safely. Also teaching the apprentice how to layout basic design within the sheetmetal craft using blue print, written instruction, or verbal instruction.72
5Layout IIThis course is designed to extend the apprentices education on layout, enabling the apprentice to be challenged with more complex blue prints, verbal instruction, written instruction to be able to designs with sheetmetal.72
6Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
7Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
8Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
9Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of the design of the ships structure. This course also covers the basic blueprint reading required by the craft.nstruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for JoinersThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Layout IThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice on how to use hand and shop machine tools safely. Also teaching the apprentice how to layout basic design within the sheetmetal craft using blue print, written instruction, or verbal instruction.72
5Layout IIThis course is designed to extend the apprentices education on layout, enabling the apprentice to be challenged with more complex blue prints, verbal instruction, written instruction to be able to designs with sheetmetal.72
6Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
7Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
8Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
9Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72

OUTSIDE MACHINIST

OUTSIDE MACHINISTS are skilled in the installation of propulsion machinery, sea valves, steering gear, anchor handling equipment, elevators, pumps, ventilation fans, cooling coils, refrigeration units, compressors, weapons systems, remote operators, radars and antennas. In the process of installing this equipment, experience is gained in the use of math, blueprints, precision tooling, and portable machine tools. Outside machinists also become familiar with the procedures for precision line boring, precision alignment of machinery, bearing fitting, machinery assembly, surface machining, precision reaming, and machinery and weapons testing.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for MachinistsThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Precision LayoutThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use precision tools such as micrometers in today’s machinist trade.72
5Power MachineryThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use the standard hand and machine tools found in today’s machinist trade.72
6Mechanical MaintenanceThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to repair shipboard equipment in today’s machinist trade.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must understand on how major marine systems operate and function along with the shipboard equipment.72
9Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for MachinistsThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Precision LayoutThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use precision tools such as micrometers in today’s machinist trade.72
5Power MachineryThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use the standard hand and machine tools found in today’s machinist trade.72
6Mechanical MaintenanceThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to repair shipboard equipment in today’s machinist trade.72
7Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
8Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must understand on how major marine systems operate and function along with the shipboard equipment.72
9Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1DC CircuitsThis course is designed for students to know the principles and theories associated with DC circuits. This course includes the study of electrical circuits, laws and formulae, and the use of test equipment to analyze DC circuits.72
2AC CircuitsThis course is designed to provide students with the principles and theories associated with AC circuits. This course includes the study of electrical circuits, lays and formulae, and the use of test equipment to analyze AC circuits.72
3Digital ElectronicsA course designed to introduce the student to number systems, logic circuits, counters, registers, memory devices, combination logic circuits, Boolean algebra, and a basic computer system.72
4Solid State Devices and CircuitsThis course is designed to introduce the student to active devices, which include PN junction diodes, bipolar transistors, bipolar transistor circuits, and unipolar devices with emphasis on low frequency application and troubleshooting.72
5Solid State Motor ControlsThis course covers the principles and operation of solid state motor control as well as the design, installation, and maintenance of different solid state devices for motor control.72
6Programmable Logic ControllersThis course covers use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in modern industrial settings as well as the operating principles of PLCs and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLCs.72
7Electronic CommunicationsThis course is designed to provide the student with concepts and skills related to analog and digital communications.72
8Fiber Optics with Marine CapstoneThis course will serve as a capstone to the formal electrical apprenticeship educational experience. Students will review subject matter from all previous coursework and OJT experiences. The course will provide for an extensive demonstration of competencies learned throughout this period of time in the apprenticeship encompassing both training and education.72

Painter

PAINTERS are trained as experts in the painting processes, from proper preparation techniques to the ever-changing weather conditions such as dew points and relative humidity.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Surface PreparationThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to abrasive blasting techniques, machine cleaning and other means of surface preparation as well as the pretreatment of the different types of surfaces used marine applications. Upon completion of this course the apprentice will receive their SSPC-QP1 certification card.72
2Spray PaintingAn introduction of the use of coating systems for the protection of steel surfaces, describes powder coating, materials, application methods, substrates and curing techniques.72
3Environmental Health and SafetyThis course is designed to provide the apprentice with the basic information needed to understand safety problems within the painting trade. The apprentice will also gain a better understanding of environmental issues and how they are responsible for safety and reducing environmental issues.72
4Inspection FundamentalsThis course is designed to instruct the apprentices on proper job inspection techniques. The apprentices will also be taught what constitutes as marine coating quality defects and how to recognize defects. Apprentice will be instructed on proper procedures when using test equipment and instruments needed to verify compliance with inspection standards.72
5Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
6Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Surface PreparationThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to abrasive blasting techniques, machine cleaning and other means of surface preparation as well as the pretreatment of the different types of surfaces used marine applications. Upon completion of this course the apprentice will receive their SSPC-QP1 certification card.72
2Spray PaintingAn introduction of the use of coating systems for the protection of steel surfaces, describes powder coating, materials, application methods, substrates and curing techniques.72
3Environmental Health and SafetyThis course is designed to provide the apprentice with the basic information needed to understand safety problems within the painting trade. The apprentice will also gain a better understanding of environmental issues and how they are responsible for safety and reducing environmental issues.72
4Inspection FundamentalsThis course is designed to instruct the apprentices on proper job inspection techniques. The apprentices will also be taught what constitutes as marine coating quality defects and how to recognize defects. Apprentice will be instructed on proper procedures when using test equipment and instruments needed to verify compliance with inspection standards.72
5Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
6Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72

pipe welder

PIPE WELDERS in the marine industry are widely considered “masters of the craft.” Pipe welders in shipbuilding are required to weld more types of metal in more types of positions than any other pipe welders. Pipe welders work in all phases of ship construction. Pipe welder apprentices are trained in the fundamental skills of blueprint reading, burning and welding. Pipe welders become certified with the U.S. Navy to use the SMAW (stick welding) and GTAW (tig welding) processes for various types of material. Ingalls pipe welders are required to become expert “mirror welders.”

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Welding Theory and TechniquesThis course is designed to give the apprentice the basic knowledge of the shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAQ) and Gas Metal Arc (GMAQ) welding processes.72
2Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
3Pipe Welding ShopThis course is designed to teach the apprentice the safe and proper techniques for: Burning, Plasma Arc Cutting, Carbon Arc Gouging and Mirror Welding.72
4Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to give the Apprentice the basic knowledge of the welding procedures used at Ingalls Shipbuilding.72
5Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
6Blueprint Reading for PipeThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.72
7Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Welding Theory and TechniquesThis course is designed to give the apprentice the basic knowledge of the shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAQ) and Gas Metal Arc (GMAQ) welding processes.72
2Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
3Pipe Welding ShopThis course is designed to teach the apprentice the safe and proper techniques for: Burning, Plasma Arc Cutting, Carbon Arc Gouging and Mirror Welding.72
4Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to give the Apprentice the basic knowledge of the welding procedures used at Ingalls Shipbuilding.72
5Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
6Blueprint Reading for PipeThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.72
7Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72

Pipefitter

PIPEFITTERS perform some of the most precise work in the shipbuilding industry due to the large amount of piping required to be installed in a limited amount of space aboard naval vessels. Pipefitters work in all phases of ship construction and must install many complex piping systems. Pipefitters are trained in the fundamental skills and techniques of piping fabrication, installation, inspection and testing. Pipefitters also become expert blueprint readers. Piping is to the ship as veins are to the body and without pipe the ship cannot function.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
3Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
4Blueprint Reading for PipeThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
5Marine PipefittingThis course is designed to teach the Marine Pipefitter the basic fundamentals of the pipe trade. Subjects will include pipe tools and their uses, pipe and pipe material, valves, and pipe fabrication techniques.72
6Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
7Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to teach the basics of the steam power plan, major piping systems, gas turbine plant, nuclear power plant and the central operations system.72
8Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72
9Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
3Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
4Blueprint Reading for PipeThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
5Marine PipefittingThis course is designed to teach the Marine Pipefitter the basic fundamentals of the pipe trade. Subjects will include pipe tools and their uses, pipe and pipe material, valves, and pipe fabrication techniques.72
6Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
7Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to teach the basics of the steam power plan, major piping systems, gas turbine plant, nuclear power plant and the central operations system.72
8Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72
9Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72

Quality Inspector

QUALITY INSPECTORS examine products and materials for defects or deviations from specifications. Their job tasks involve reading blueprints and specifications, monitoring operations to ensure that they meet production standards, recommending adjustments to the production process, accepting or rejecting finished items and discussing inspection results with those responsible for products.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
4Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to teach the basics of the steam power plan, major piping systems, gas turbine plant, nuclear power plant and the central operations system.72
5Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72
6Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
7Trade Specific CertificationTBD 72
8Quality Training & CertificationTBD72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
4Marine System IntegrationThis course is designed to teach the basics of the steam power plan, major piping systems, gas turbine plant, nuclear power plant and the central operations system.72
5Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72
6Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
7Trade Specific CertificationTBD 72
8Quality Training & CertificationTBD72

rigger

RIGGERS in the shipbuilding environment are responsible for the lifting and moving of heavy and bulky objects, whether aboard ships or around the shipyard. They must develop a working knowledge of selecting and using the various rigging hardware, such as ropes, slings, shackles, clamps, chain falls, and come-a-longs. The rigger apprentice is trained on the proper hand signals involved in heavy lifts. Riggers must also be able to calculate the weight factors and angles used in the proper lifting and transferring of those heavy loads. They are responsible for installing the safety nets, anchor chains, elevator cables, and mooring ropes onboard the ships and for line handling of the cables and ropes when docking or undocking the ships.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Rigger Shop 1Emphasis is placed on carpentry orientation and study of hand tools, materials, ethics and history of the trade and operations.72
4Rigger Shop 2This course is designed to make the Carpenter apprentice well-rounded with studies in interior finish, cabinet making, and blueprint reading and estimating.72
5Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
6Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
7Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
8Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Rigger Shop 1Emphasis is placed on carpentry orientation and study of hand tools, materials, ethics and history of the trade and operations.72
4Rigger Shop 2This course is designed to make the Carpenter apprentice well-rounded with studies in interior finish, cabinet making, and blueprint reading and estimating.72
5Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
6Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
7Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
8Production Planning and ControlThis course provides managerial information regarding material requirements, capacity planning and control techniques, master production scheduling, and techniques in cost analysis.72

Sheetmetal

SHEETMETAL workers are essential to the shipbuilding team. The sheetmetal apprentice explores the trade of ventilation and air conditioner systems consisting of fabricating air ducts, and using various gauges of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for SMThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
5Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
6Layout IThis course is designed to instruct the apprentices on safety in relation to hand tools and shop machines. The apprentice will also study basic trade theory in hand processing, machine process and basic layout.72
7Layout IIThis course is designed to cover basic principles of parallel and radial line development as related to intermediate Sheetmetal layout work. The apprentice will have to demonstrate layout skill of basic components within the Sheetmetal craft and the Sheetmetal shop.72
8Layout IIIThis is an advance Sheetmetal layout course that is designed to cover triangulation method, approaches and solutions to special problems.72
9Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to provide the apprentice with the foundation skills needed to understand roles and responsibilities of construction, supervision and managing projects.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Technical MathCovers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry.72
2Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
3Blueprint Reading for SMThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft.40
4Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
5Fundamentals of DraftingThis course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade.72
6Layout IThis course is designed to instruct the apprentices on safety in relation to hand tools and shop machines. The apprentice will also study basic trade theory in hand processing, machine process and basic layout.72
7Layout IIThis course is designed to cover basic principles of parallel and radial line development as related to intermediate Sheetmetal layout work. The apprentice will have to demonstrate layout skill of basic components within the Sheetmetal craft and the Sheetmetal shop.72
8Layout IIIThis is an advance Sheetmetal layout course that is designed to cover triangulation method, approaches and solutions to special problems.72
9Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to provide the apprentice with the foundation skills needed to understand roles and responsibilities of construction, supervision and managing projects.72

Welder

WELDERS learn proper welding procedures, processes and how to prepare various types of AC and DC electric arc welding equipment.

Curriculum

SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
2Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
3Welding Procedures 1This course is designed to introduce to welder apprentices the basic machine types and set up with a Focus on the SMAW / TIG welding processes.36
4Welding Procedures 2This course is designed to introduce welder apprentices to advanced welding principles with a focus on the FCAW/GMAW welding processes.36
5SMAW and FCAW ProcessesThis course is designed to teach a basic knowledge of the accessory equipment used in semi-automatic welding processes.72
6Journeyman Essentials for WeldThis course will familiarize the Apprentice with information and knowledge about weld cost, definitions and terms, welding joint design, filler metal selection, welding symbols, visual inspections, and weld defects. In addition, this course will provide the student with the understanding of “Work Orders” and “Physical Progression”.36
7Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72
SEMESTERCOURSECOURSE DESCRIPTIONHOURS
1Introduction to Shipbuilding and BlueprintsThis course provides instruction in basic shipbuilding, blueprint reading and the process of ship design and planning.72
2Naval Architecture and Ship StructurePrinciples of ship construction and terminology.72
3Welding Procedures 1This course is designed to introduce to welder apprentices the basic machine types and set up with a Focus on the SMAW / TIG welding processes.36
4Welding Procedures 2This course is designed to introduce welder apprentices to advanced welding principles with a focus on the FCAW/GMAW welding processes.36
5SMAW and FCAW ProcessesThis course is designed to teach a basic knowledge of the accessory equipment used in semi-automatic welding processes.72
6Journeyman Essentials for WeldThis course will familiarize the Apprentice with information and knowledge about weld cost, definitions and terms, welding joint design, filler metal selection, welding symbols, visual inspections, and weld defects. In addition, this course will provide the student with the understanding of “Work Orders” and “Physical Progression”.36
7Principles of ManagementThis course is designed to prepare the graduating apprentice to be a leader in the company. The course covers the “day to day” operations of a foremen as well as training scenarios designed to prepare the apprentice for situations he/she will face in a manager’s role.72

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