Metalworking & Machining
 
The Metalworking section of this course introduces students to the tools used to manipulate and form metal into products. Through several projects involving metals, students develop planning, layout, and measurement skills; gain experience in cutting, bending, and welding metal; and complete projects according to blueprints; Correct use of tools and equipment is stressed.

The Machining section of this course enables students to create metal parts using various machine tools and equipment. Course content may include interpreting specifications for machines using blueprints, sketches, or descriptions of parts; preparing and using lathes, milling machines, and grinders with skill, safety, and precision; developing part specifications; and selecting appropriate materials.