Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation program is designed to provide apprentice insulators with trade related classroom training as required by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, and the State of Arizona, Apprenticeship Division. It is a program consisting of courses in trade calculations, safety, piping insulation skills, fabrication, shop layout, and pattern making, supervision, blueprints and firestopping.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Fall 2015
Admission criteria

Admission to the program by the following registered apprenticeship program: Arizona Heat and Frost Insulators Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation (CER)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Program Accreditation/Certification or Licensure Information: Journeyman status through the Arizona Department of Commerce, Apprenticeship Services Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select from twenty- eight (28) to forty-five (45) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.
HFA101Introduction to Insulation5
HFA102Insulation Tools and Equipment: Use and Care3
HFA110Math for Heat and Frost Technology5
HFA115Fundamental Insulation Skills: Piping I5
HFA150Shop Fabrication: Layout and Pattern-making for Insulators I5
HFA204Scaffolding for Insulators2
HFA215Fundamental Insulation Skills: Piping II5
HFA250Shop Fabrication: Layout and Pattern-making for Insulators II5
HFA260Blueprints and Firestopping5
HFA270Supervision for Foreman5
  • Describe occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) safety precautions, regulations, first aid, and personal protection specific to the Insulation trade. (HFA101, HFA102)
  • Bend, crimp and shape metal suing proper shaping tool/equipment. (HFA102)
  • Describe proper and safe use, maintenance and repair of tools, equipment, materials and accessories specific to the Insulation trade. (HFA102, HFA115)
  • Examine principals of insulation, materials, methods, application, seal and finish. (HFA102, HFA115)
  • Perform trade calculations including operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. (HFA110)
  • Perform trade calculations using metrics, algebraic operations, and geometric measurements applicable to the Insulation trade. (HFA110, HFA115)
  • Draw, bisect, trisect, divide and construct geometric linear and curvilinear geometric constructions. (HFA150)
  • Layout and design templates and patterns for tees, valves, flanges, end caps, radius elbows, cones, bevels, and tank heads. (HFA150, HFA250)
  • Demonstrate proper use of cribbing tools, drills, shearing machines and their specific use. (HFA150, HFA250)
  • Demonstrate safe and proper erection, use, maintenance and disassembly of various types of scaffolding. (HFA204)
  • Identify insulation for piping for cryogenic service, underground piping, and ductwork in air handling systems. (HFA215)
  • Insulate vertical and horizontal cylinders, finished heads and bodies. (HFA215)
  • Read architectural, isometric, structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and ductwork drawings related to insulation projects. (HFA260)
  • Examine firestopping systems, materials and installation techniques. (HFA260)
  • Review supervision, management, communication, and leadership techniques required for the effective foreman. (HFA270)

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