Students will be expected to:
- Develop an attitude of pride in work and craftsmanship
- Gain effective work habits
- Develop a collaborative work environment
- Be able to give and receive constructive criticism
- Develop problem solving techniques
- Build and develop safe work habits
- Maintain a clean and safe working environment
- Pencil and pen
- Folder for assignments
- Quad Ruled Notebook for note taking
- Be Professional
- Be Respectful
- Be an Advocate
- Be Responsible
- Be Safe
- Be Clean
A+(99.0 percent), A(93.0 percent), A-(90.0 percent), B+(87.0 percent), B(83.0 percent), B-(80.0 percent), C+(77.0 percent), C(73.0 percent), C-(70.0 percent), D+(67.0 percent), D(63.0 percent), D-(60.0 percent), F+(55 percent), F(<54.9 percent)
Grades will be figured from the following:
- Class participation
- Individual and group projects
- Presentations and papers
- Shop cleanup
Extra credit may apply for grades in the D- to A- range. Extra credit may not be used to raise an F grade to a D- grade. Extra credit or retakes may not be used to raise a grade above the A- level. Students who receive “F+” grades are eligible for credit completion assistance from the Academic Success counselor.
Students that miss a day or have missing work are expected to make up the work during early block.
Metals is a 2 quarter course that will focus on the following skills:
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is both safe and conducive to learning. Students will take, and pass with 100% accuracy, several safety tests at the beginning of the 1st quarter of the class. The machines will be explained, demonstrated, and discussed upon before testing.
Students will learn the basics of welding using the SMAW, MIG, and TIG processes. Students will be able to differentiate between the various welders, and be able to operate each welder.
Students will learn the basics of the metal lathe and the vertical mill. Students will build small projects using both machines.
Students will learn how to handle, layout, cut, and form sheet metal. Small projects will be completed 1st quarter.
Students will learn how to build molds and patterns related to metal casting. Students will be able to create a new pattern or use an existing pattern to make a casting project.
Metals Final Project
During the second quarter of the course, students will design, plan, and build a final project of their choosing. The project will be a majority of the grade for the 2nd quarter. Students that don’t complete their projects will receive an F for the 2nd quarter grade. Students will receive a $10 credit towards the purchase of the metal for their project, any cost above that is the responsibility of the student. The size and cost of the project carry no weight in the grading process. Projects are graded on design, accuracy, and craftsmanship. If material cost is an issue please contact me for further assistance or information. Students will bring home a permission slip along with a sketch of their plans for their final project prior to starting.
After talking to many employers about what they look for in an employee the department has decided to include an employability grade in project based course such as metalworking. The employability grade is an assessment of the students ability to be at work (class) daily, be on time, be productive, and follow daily procedures (including cleanup responsibilities). Students in metalworking have the ability to earn 3 points per day of class. 1 point for attendance, 1 point for productivity, and 1 point for their cleanup job. The employability grade is 10% of their 2nd quarter grade. Students that have excused absences can make up their days work, and points, by coming in outside of class time.