The Metal Fabrication program includes an introduction to the basic machining metalworking processes as well as an introduction to the basic welding profession. The purpose of the course is to prepare students to continue study in a postsecondary metals program (Welding or Machine Tool Operation) and continue their college education.
Metal Fabrication I (Manufacturing Fundamentals)
The first year program is designed to give the student an overall orientation for leadership; basic safety; math, measuring tools, and instruments. Student will also learn to use hand and power tools; lathe theory and operation; milling machine theory and operation , and grinding operations and to read blueprints;. Safety is emphasized in each unit and every activity.
Metal Fabrication II
Metal Fabrication II includes advanced precision machining techniques and an emphasis on welding processes. Welding topics include employability skills, safety, basic oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting (PAC), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).