Roofing Apprenticeship Program & Industry Training

  • First day of Roofing Apprenticeship Program
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The ABC Roofing Apprenticeship Program is a three-year accelerated program, offering a mix of classroom and hands-on training, in addition to on the job training. 

The program consists of 144 classroom hours per year, for a total of 432 hours and 2,000 on the job training hours per year (40-hour week) for a total of 6,000 hours. 

Skills Acquired

Students who successfully complete the Roofing Apprenticeship Program will be trained on industry-specific topics, by industry instructors and will have experience in the following areas:

  • Basic Safety - Complies with OSHA-10 Hour Training Requirements
  • Introduction to Hand Tools and Tools of the Trade
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Basic Rigging
  • Introduction to Material Handling
  • Overview of Built-Up Roofing
  • Roof Drains
  • Staging of Dumpster, Kettle and Chute or Crane
  • Roof Calculations and Measurements
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Nails, Fasteners and Adhesives
  • Physical Characteristics/Properties of Metal
  • Steel and Other Metals
  • Principles of Layout
  • Sheet Metal Processes
  • Rigging
  • Roof Flashing
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Soldering
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Overview of Low Slope Roofing Systems
  • Roof Decks, Roof Attachments, Testing/Estimating
  • Trim and Flashing
  • Tile Roofing
  • Hot Torching
  • Roofing Applications
  • Reroofing
  • Roof Insulations, Flat, Tapered and Crickets 
  • Application of Modified Bitumen: Field and Surfacing
  • Application of Hot Built-Up Roof Membranes: Field and Surfacing
  • Overview of Single Ply Roof Membranes
  • Application of Single Ply Flashings
  • Roof Panel Types and Systems
  • PhinoBond
  • Mechanically Attached Systems
  • Fully Adhered Systems
  • Hand Welding and Details
  • Liquid Applied Flashing
  • Low-Rise Adhesives
  • Maintenance of Adhesive Machines
  • Installing Standing Seam and Lap Seam Roof Systems
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Waterproofing and Dampproofing
  • Roof Coatings
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Cold Applied Roofing and Caulking
  • Spray Foam Roofing
  • Permitting/NOAs
  • Solar Roofing
  • Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

Training in Action

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