The Fundamentals of Fabrication program combines the theories, rules and practices of metal fabrication skills.
Areas of instruction include: safety, tape measure reading and calculations, industry math practices, MIG welding on flat and round materials, TIG welding on flat and round materials, rosette splice, fluff and buff, sheet metal, notching and bending, part construction, forming, pattern layout drilling, shocks, suspension basics, aluminum shaping and forming, mill and lathe operations, blocking and smoothing, chassis engineering, advanced project front suspension, rear suspension, static, career opportunities and life skills, and project build.
Examples of projects students may work on include: welding bench, trash can, bending, a-arm, sheet metal vase, tube transfer, wheel spacer, bowl, interactive group chassis project, software interactive of vehicle analysis, business research, and interactive group project build.
This program is 600 clock hours and can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis. The information below is a breakdown of each module within the program and the amount of lecture hours and supervised lab hours.
* This program does not lead to a certifying welder license.
|Module||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours|
|MIG Welding 101||7||42|
|TIG Welding 101||4||31|
|Notching & Bending 101||8||16|
|Part Construction & Forming 101||7||16|
|Suspension Basics 101||11||0|
|MIG Welding 200||0||22|
|TIG Welding 200||0||22|
|Lathe Operations 101||4||16|
|Mill & Lathe Operations 200||4||20|
|Blocking & Smoothing 101||3||16|
|Chassis Design 200||4||44|
|Advanced Project Front System 300||51||18|
|Front Suspension Software 300||0||8|
|Rear Suspension 300||38||18|
|Career Opportunities & Life Skills 100||3.5||0|