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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Program Number: 50-417-1
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Glazier Careers

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Glaziers are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing, replacing and removing all types of glass. Residential glazing work involves replacing glass in home windows; installing glass mirrors, shower doors and bathtub enclosures; and fitting glass for table tops and display cases. On commercial interior projects, glaziers install items; such as, heavy often etched, decorative room dividers or security windows. Glazing projects also may involve replacement of storefront windows for supermarkets, auto dealerships or banks. In the construction of large commercial buildings, glaziers build metal framework extrusions and install glass panels or curtain walls.

Details and Requirements

  • 4-year training program
  • 5,840 hours on-the-job training
  • 400 hours paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction may be required
  • Courses include basic mathematics, blueprint reading and sketching, general construction techniques, safety practices and first aid

Apprenticeship Information

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Valid driver's license or reliable transportation

Wisconsin Technical College Glazier Programs

Milwaukee Area Glazier at Milwaukee Area