WELDING/MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY

Welding Technology

Students learn the various welding processes: OxyFuel weld and cutting, Shielded metal arc weld (stick), Gas metal arc weld and Flux core arc weld (wire feed), Gas tungsten arc weld (Tig), Plasma arc cutting, and Air arc gouging. General shop safety and theory of each weld process along with blueprint reading, weld symbols, weld joints and positions, properties of metals are also studied. Students completing this course will be eligible to test for A.W.S. Entry Level Weld Certification. Students may articulate credits earned to N.D.S.C.S., Northwest Tech, and Northland Tech welding programs. Welding students may participate in the student organization Skills USA.

Emerging Technology

An applied technology course studying our ever changing technology in today's society. A hands-on course designed to further students knowledge in some of the more advanced, as well as practical technology fields. Emergency Technology students may participate in the student organization Skills USA.

Machine Tool Technology

Students study and learn shop and machine safety, operations of metal Lathes and Mills, reading of micrometers, calipers and dial indicators. math skills are essential! Through hands-on experience students are taught skills such as basic shaft turning, thread forming, tapers, knurling, facing, milling key seats, along with other lathe and mill processes. Introductory use and instruction of modular Computer Numerical Controlled (C.N.C.) Lathes and mills will be covered in the program. A member of Skills USA.

Course Offerings: Welding Technology 

Welding Technology (17236-1CR/17237-2CR) Grade Level 10-12 Credits: 1 or 2 per year

Instructor: Bryan Stastny Prerequisite: None

Students learn the various welding processes: Oxy-Fuel weld and cutting, Shielded metal arc weld (Stick), Gas metal arc weld and Flux core arc weld (wire feed), Gas tungsten arc weld (Tig), Plasma arc cutting, and Air arc gouging. General shop safety and theory of each weld process along with blueprint reading, weld symbols, weld joints and positions, and properties of metals are studied. Students completing required standards will be eligible to test for A.W.S. entry level weld certification. Welding students may participate in the student organization SkillsUSA.

Emerging Technology (17113) Grade Level 10-12 Credits: 1 per year Instructor: Bryan Stastny Prerequisites: None

An applied technology course studying our ever changing technology in today's society. A hands-on course designed to further students’ knowledge in some of the more advanced, as well as practical technology fields. Students learn the application of peripheral computer hardware by learning basic programming procedures utilizing both a microprocessor and a microcomputer and various peripheral material handling devices. This is aided by the use of such equipment as a C/N/C lathe/mill to produce self-designed products. Students will also receive training in other CNC areas such as in the laser engraver, 3D printer, 3D Plastic Molding, and embroidery machine.

Welding Cooperative Work Experience (17999) Grade Level 11-12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Bryan Stastny Prerequisites: Must have completed at least 2 Welding Credits

This class involves working both inside and outside of the classroom. The outside classroom duties may be done for an area employer. The work may be paid or volunteer, depending on the work agreement. Cooperative Work Experience needs to be approved by Instructor & Center Director.

All Welding students may participate in the student organization SKILLS USA!