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Students begin with an introduction to the process of welding and fabrication. We will focus our efforts on tools and safety and begin oxyacetylene welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) commonly referred to as MiG welding. At the grade 10 level, students have an option of 3-credits or 5-credits. Students in the 5-credit option will gain the added skill of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), commonly called Stick welding. Each level of fabrication is bigger and better than the first. As student’s skills develop, not only will they be given an opportunity to make ornamental projects for themselves but they may also be given the chance to do some custom fabrication for clients. The emphasis in general is 60% of time on skill development and 40% of time project based. In the intermediate level, students are introduced to oxyacetylene cutting and basic forging skills.
The underlying emphasis throughout the three years is learning to work with both hands simultaneously, a skill that transverses into many fields. In the advanced level, we will try to focus on your interests whether that is welding or the art of ornamental design and construction. In Fabrication 30, we will introduce Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW) or commonly referred to as Tig. As much as possible we will try to focus the program around individual’s interests while still maintaining a project and skill component.