Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    Intensive Program: 8 monthsPart-Time Program: 11.5 months
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible

Program Description

The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare students for entry into the sheet metal field as apprentices. Throughout the program, students will acquire essential skills in fabricating air conditioning ducts, architectural metalwork, welding, fabricating plastics, and pattern development. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are often offered employment opportunities by the Sheet Metal Union, highlighting the recognition and value placed on their training and qualifications.

Degrees & Certificates


Associate of Applied Science – Sheet Metal & Plastics Technology (62 credits) – Tuition: $8,122


Certificate of Achievement – Sheet Metal & Plastics Technology (29 credits) – Tuition: $3,799

In addition to the tuition, there are other costs to consider, which include tools, instruments, and textbooks, totaling approximately $625.


After completing the Sheet Metal & Plastics Technology course, graduates have pursued various career opportunities in the field. These include positions such as cutting, punching, and press machine operators, model makers, patternmakers, rolling machine operators, and sheet metal workers. These occupations offer diverse paths within the metal and plastic industry, providing graduates with opportunities to apply their skills and contribute to various manufacturing and construction projects.

Learn more about Honolulu Community College’s Sheet Metal & Plastics Technology program