School Schedule

Spring Semester: January 2 – April 21, 2017

Summer Semester: May 1 – August 18, 2017

Fall Semester: August 28 – December 15, 2017

Graduation Dates:

April 21, 2017

August 18, 2017

December 15, 2017

Class Times

WELDING FOR WARRIORS

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic

Instructor: Tim Palm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 1600-1900 Hrs
Saturday: 0900-1300 Hrs

Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Basic • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Intermediate • Flux Cored Arc Welding

Instructor: Lyle Palm
Monday, Thursday: 1700-2000 Hrs
Friday: 1400-1800 Hrs

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic • Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic

Instructor: Derek Beecher
Monday – Friday: 0800-1600 Hrs

Extracurricular Classes

AMADA FOM2 Laser and AMADA CNC Press Break TBD
Flowmaster Water Jet TBD
Snap-On Tools TBD
Forklift Safety TBD

MACHINING FOR WARRIORS

CNC Milling

Instructor: Pat Dorris
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 0800-1130 Hrs

SolidWorks

Instructor: Pat Dorris
Monday, Wednesday: 1230-1600 Hrs

CNC Lathe

Instructor: Pat Dorris
Tuesday, Thursday: 0800-1130 Hrs 

Mastercam

Instructor: Pat Dorris
Tuesday, Thursday: 1230-1600 Hrs

Immerse2learn

Instructor: Teaching Assistant
Friday: 1230-1600 Hrs

Welding Programs Courses

SMAWB – SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING BASIC

16 WEEKS (160 HOURS)

PRE-REQUISITE: NONE

Course Objectives: Introduction to safe welding practices, setup and operation of shielded metal arc welding equipment (SMAW). The basic SMAW course will cover an introduction to SMAW, safety and health of welders, installation setup and maintenance of SMAW equipment. Additional topics will cover:

Develop and understand the key variables that affect the quality of welds such as:

  • Base material preparation and fit-up
  • Welding machine amperage control and travel speed
  • Filler metal selection
  • Inspection and quality of welds
  • Trouble shooting and welder maintenance of SMAW equipment

The successful welding student will practice welding on square groove, V-groove butt welds and fillet welds in the lap and T-joint configurations, using E6010, E6011, E7024 and E7018 electrodes.

Qualification welds will be made utilizing the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), a successful single V- groove butt weld test in the 3G vertical and 4G overhead positions on carbon steel base materials. All qualification welds will be inspected and certified to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.

GMAWB – GAS METAL ARC WELDING BASIC

16 WEEKS (160 HOURS)

PRE-REQUISITE: SMAW

Course Objectives: Introduction to safe practices, setup and operation of gas metal arc welding equipment (GMAW). The basic GMAW course will cover an introduction to GMAW, safety and health of welders, installation, setup and maintenance of GMAW equipment.

Additional topics will cover:

  • Develop and understand the key variables that affect the quality of welds such as:
    • Base material preparation and fit-up
    • Welding machine voltage control and wire speed relationship with regards to travel speed
    • GMAW gun setup, control and electrode stick out
    • Filler metal selection
    • Quality of welds
    • Short circuit transfer and spray-transfer
    • GMAW shielding gases
  • The successful welding student will practice welding on square groove, V-groove butt welds and fillet welds in the lap and T-joint configurations, using ER 70S-6 wire on ASTM A-36 steel plate.
  • Qualification welds will be made utilizing the short circuit transfer GMAW process, successful square groove butt weld tests in the 3G vertical and 4G overhead positions on carbon steel base materials. Additionally a qualification weld will be made utilizing the spray transfer GMAW process, a successful single V-groove butt weld in the 2G horizontal position will be made on carbon steel base material. All qualification welds will be inspected and certified to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.

GTAWB – GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING BASIC

16 WEEKS (160 HOURS)

PRE-REQUISITE: SMAW

Course Objectives: Introduction to safe practices, setup and operation of gas tungsten arc welding equipment (GTAW). The GTAWB course will cover an introduction to GTAW, safety and health of welders, installation, setup and maintenance of GTAW equipment.

Additional topics will cover:

  • Develop and understand the key variables that affect the quality of welds such as:
    • Base material preparation and fit-up
    • Amperage control and travel speed
    • Tungsten electrode selection, electrode manipulation and electrode stick out
    • Filler metal selection
    • Electrode angles and electrode preparation
    • GTAW shielding gases
    • Learn and understand the working knowledge of metallurgy and the weldability of carbon steel base materials
  • The successful welding student will practice welding on square groove butt welds and fillet welds in the lap and T-joint configurations, using ER 70S-2 wire on ASTM A1008 steel plate.
  • Qualification welds will be made on utilizing the GTAW process in all positions (vertical, horizontal and overhead) on 18 and 10 gauge carbon steel base materials. All qualification welds will be inspected and certified to the American Welding Society (AWS) B2.1 Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification.

GTAWI – GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING INTERMEDIATE

16 WEEKS (160 HOURS)

PRE-REQUISITE: SMAW, GTAWB

Course Objectives: Continue the practice of safe practices, setup and operation of gas tungsten arc welding equipment (GTAW). The GTAWI course will further cover the safety and health of welders, installation, setup and maintenance of GTAW equipment.

Additional topics will cover:

  • Develop and understand the key variables that affect the quality of welds such as:
    • Base material preparation and fit-up
    • Amperage control and travel speed
    • Tungsten electrode selection, electrode manipulation and electrode stick out
    • Filler metal selection
    • Electrode angles and electrode preparation
    • GTAW shielding gases
    • Learn and understand the working knowledge of metallurgy and the weldability of stainless steel and aluminum base materials
  • The successful welding student will practice welding on square groove butt welds and fillet welds in the lap and T-joint configurations, using stainless base materials and aluminum base materials.
  • Qualification welds will be made on utilizing the GTAW process in all positions (vertical, horizontal and overhead) on 18 and 10 gauge stainless steel and aluminum base materials. All qualification welds will be inspected and certified to the American Welding Society (AWS) B2.1 Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification.

FCAWB – FLUX CORED ARC WELDING BASIC

16 WEEKS (160 HOURS)

PRE-REQUISITE: SMAW

Course Objectives: Introduction to safe practices, setup and operation of flux cored arc welding equipment (FCAW).The FCAW course will cover an introduction to FCAW, safety and health of welders, installation, setup and maintenance of FCAW equipment.

Additional topics will cover:

  • Develop and understand the key variables that affect the quality of welds such as:
    • base material preparation and fit-up
    • Voltage control and wire speed relationship with regards to travel speed
    • FCAW gun setup, control and electrode stick out
    • Filler metal selection
    • Quality of welds
    • Uses of self-shielded wire
    • Uses of dual shielded wire
    • FCAW shielding gases
  • The successful welding student will practice welding on, V-groove butt welds and fillet welds in the lap and T-joint configurations, using E71T-1 and E71T-11 on ASTM A-36 steel plate. Additional FCAW practice will be performed on 2G Horizontal and 5G Vertical 6 inch schedule 80 carbon steel piping.
  • Qualification welds will be made utilizing the FCAW process, successful V-groove butt weld tests in the 3G vertical and 4G overhead positions using the FCAW process with E71T-1 and 90/10 Argon/Carbon Dioxide mix on carbon steel base materials. All qualification welds will be inspected and certified to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.

Machining Programs Courses

SOLIDWORKS

16 WEEKS (112 HOURS)

Course Description:
This course is designed as an introduction to the SOLIDWORKS computer aided design software. Topics will include part creation, use of features, assembly modeling, drawing creation, surface features and basic surfacing techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to earn the CSWA/CSWP certification.

Certification Opportunities:
CSWA – Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Mechanical Design
CSWP – Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional

MASTERCAM

16 WEEKS (112 HOURS)

Course Description:
This course includes an overview of the latest CAD/CAM Software MasterCam X7 and X8. Students will draw, create tool paths, create machine code, and run programs on CNC mills using CAD/CAM.

Certification Opportunities:
Mill Design and Toolpaths Associate Level
Mill Design and Toolpaths Certificate of Completion
Multi-axis Curve Drill and Circle Mill
Advanced Mill Design and Toolpaths

CNC LATHE

16 WEEKS (112 HOURS)

Course Description:
Upon the completion of this course the student will have gained the knowledge of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine modes depicting the work coordinate system (WCS) and be aware of its relationship to the machine coordinate system (MCS); comprehension of the homing procedure and valuing its purpose, along with work piece and tool geometry offsets; entering and making active programs into the CNC control while safely establishing a CNC program on a lathe.

Certification Opportunities:
NIMS: CNC Turning Operator
NIMS: CNC Turning Programming Setup and Operations NIMS: CNC Turning Skills II
Lathe Design and Toolpaths Certificate of Completion Lathe Design and Toolpaths Associate Level

IMMERSE2LEARN

16 WEEKS (56 HOURS)

Course Description:
After completing this unit, the student should have these capabilities: Step-By-Step Instruction For Safety For Machining, Shop Math Level I, Shop Math Level II, Blueprint Reading W/ GD&T, Precision Measurement Devices, Machinist Calc Pro, Feeds And Speeds, Mill Control Interface, Mill Setup, Mill Programming, Lathe Control Interface, Lathe Setup, Lathe Programming, Mastercam Mill, Mastercam Lathe, Advanced CNC, Dies And Molds.

Certification Opportunities:
3-Axis CNC Milling Machining Programming
3-Axis CNC Milling Machine Setup (New Control)
3-Axis CNC Milling Machine Setup (Old Control)
CNC Lathe Programming
CNC Lathe Setup (Old Control)
CNC Lathe Setup (New Control)

CNC MILLING

16 WEEKS (168 HOURS)

Course Description:
After completing this unit, the student should have these capabilities: Identify basic G & M codes used for CNC milling; define and explain linear interpolation for CNC milling; define and explain circular interpolation for CNC milling; describe facing operations for CNC milling; Perform CNC rough milling operations; Perform CNC finish milling operations; Perform tapping operations for CNC milling machines; Perform various canned cycles for CNC milling applications; define and explain the principles of cutter radius compensation (CRC) for CNC milling. Included in this course is an introductory piece on the CNC side of machining. Students will cover basic setup and programming offsets. Students will cover setup, boring, drilling, and rotary table work. Lab work is required. They will demonstrate and recognize proper principles and techniques in the milling machine work.

Certification Opportunities:
NIMS: CNC Milling Operator
NIMS: CNC Milling Programming Setup and Operations CNC Milling Skills II

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