One Term Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective
In this class students will study the principles of metal and the processes used to fabricate them into consumer products and industrial uses. Students will learn about cost calculations used in manufacturing products. Participants will learn welding techniques used in manufacturing and the marketing skills necessary to deliver the product in the most cost effective way. This class will explore many hands on activities with some individual projects, exploring the welding techniques of aluminum, gas, wire feed, and stick arc welding. These activities will include the uses of electric welding devices and gases such as acetylene, argon, helium, oxygen and carbon dioxide. Applications to current issues will also be presented.