Assemble staging and move heavy loads during ship construction...

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Rigger apprentices assemble a variety of steel, pipe and wood staging for other trades, provide all the blocking and shoring the ship sits on during initial construction and move large sections as the ship is being assembled. Rigger apprentices learn to properly hook up loads and signal cranes to pick up and move components to locations aboard ships.

Trade Related Education Courses (TREC)

X361 Stagebuilding, Blocking, and Shoring Theory 30 Hours 2 Credits

X362 Lifting and Handling Equipment Theory 30 Hours 2 Credits

X363 Mooring and Ventilation Theory 31 Hours 2 Credit

World Class Shipbuilder Curriculum (WCSC)

The WCSC supports the entire apprentice program by providing each apprentice with the technical knowledge required for the mastery of a trade, and an opportunity to obtain an associate degree in business administration, engineering technology, or engineering. The curriculum provides the educational foundation necessary for continued growth throughout a career.