Welding I

Students will learn how to cut steel with oxygen and acetylene, and how to join metal using standard arc welding, and Mig welding.  The program will begin with an orientation to the shop and equipment to be used during the class.  Safety instruction focuses on personal safety, PPE, and on the job safety as it applies to the welding trade.

Students will work with oxygen and acetylene for cutting operations. They will be shown the technique and secrets of arc welding.  Students will use 7018 rods to weld up ½” plate in four positions. Students will practice flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead.

Mig welding instruction will be using Argon/ CO2 gas shielded environment to join light gauge sheet metal in various procedures.

Welding II

This welding class will begin where Welding I ended.  Students will work with advanced stick welding techniques. Students will practice their new found Mig welding skills, begin the process of design and layout to produce a finished product.   The instructor will utilize his many years of experience to aid students and guide them during this process.

Students will bring materials from their Welding I kit.   A fixed amount of material is covered by the supply fees charged.  Usage of these supplies will be monitored by the instructor.  Material and stock above this set amount for large projects that students may wish to produce will be the responsibility of the student to purchase and arrange for delivery.

Mig Welding and Decorative Metal Art

Learn the basics of MIG welding (welding with a wire) and the art of metal forming. The course will cover welding safety, operation of an electric MIG welder, operating an oxygen and acetylene torch, use of a plasma cutter and grinders.

Students will be able to utilize their new skills to create one-of-a-kind creations, including metal sculptures, decorative metal artwork, and ornamental home fixtures.  Students will be required to provide material for projects.  Fees cover the gas and tools used by the class.

Carpentry and Skills for Remodeling

This 10-week course will cover basic home remodeling and repair techniques.  Topics will include window and door installation, interior trim, tiling, sheetrock repairs, vinyl siding repairs, roofing, dust protection, tool and jobsite safety.  Safety glasses will be provided.

Residential House Wiring

An excellent combination of hands-on course work and electrical theory.  Step-by-step procedures needed to wire a typical single family home are provided.  Safety glasses included.

Residential Plumbing

Learn the principles of residential plumbing systems. Topics include home plumbing systems, tools, pipes, fittings, joining pipes, faucet and toilet repair. Hands-on labs included soldering 1/2” and 3/4” copper, joining DMV pipe, and the use of brazing to repair home piping.  Safety glasses included.