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STI 213 - Structural Ironworking 3

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: STI 198  

This course focuses on the fundamentals of erecting structural steel.  Concepts include reading crane charts, sequencing, rigging and structural component assembly.  Skills are developed through classroom instruction and hands-on projects.  Projects include erecting a two-story steel structure.  Evaluations are made using written and performance assessments. Knowledge and application of safe industry practices are emphasized throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:


  1. Interpret crane charts in order to successfully and safely hoist structural steel members.
  2. Select the correct size of a crane according to the weight to be lifted. 
  3. Identify the correct rigging components using charts, configuration calculations and listed load ratings in order to safely hoist material.
  4. Create a written list of tasks in order to successfully erect a steel structure.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to properly rig structural members for the erection process.
  6. Erect a steel structure.
  7. Bolt up a steel structure by assembling a bolted structural connection.
Listed Topics
  1. Steel erection
  2. Crane charts
  3. Crane components
  4. Structural rigging
Reference Materials
Ironworkers Structural Steel Erection - Reference Manual
Ironworkers Structural Steel Erection - Student Workbook
Ironworkers Cranes - Reference Manual
Ironworkers Cranes - Student Workbook
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/27/2020
Last Reviewed: 2/27/2020

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