Construction/Fabrication Careers

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) Academy


Program Goal:

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Academy students are exposed to Precision Machining, Computer Aided Design and Welding Technologies, experiencing the interaction of multiple technologies in a real manufacturing environment and through field trips to local industries. In the second year students select an area of concentration in either Engineering, Precision Machining or Welding Technologies.

Curriculum:

Over the two year program students will follow approved industry methods and engineering standards while learning to fabricate industry specific metal products. Students learn to make components from blueprint to completion. Following the design phase, students utilize lathes, surface grinders, drill presses, and power saws. Upon successful completion of the program, students can earn Machining Level I certification. In addition, students learn how to weld using the four different welding processes. In the second year of machining, there is a focus on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining.


Units of Study:

  • Orientation
  • Safety (OSHA 10 certification)
  • Print reading
  • Layout work
  • Technical math
  • Metrology
  • Manual machining- Lathes, Mills, Grinders
  • CNC training-Lathe, Mill
  • Design Technologies- CAD/AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works CAM/Master CAM, Plasma CAM, Tooling University
  • Drill press
  • Surface grinding
  • Estimating and Quotations
  • Quality Control
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Measurement Tool Competency- Micrometers, Dial calipers, Height stand, Gauge pins, Gauge blocks
  • CMM machine
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW-stick)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GT AW-TIG)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW-MIG)
  • Power saws
  • Plasma Arc cutting (Manual and CNC)
  • OXY-Acetylene cutting
Teacher: Dan Bradley
Teacher: Dan Gersbach
Teacher: Keith Rotach

Carpentry

Program Goal:

The Carpentry program is a combination of hands-on skill development and technical training that uses the most up-to-date equipment and resource materials.

Curriculum:

The program employs a standardized curriculum that was developed by experts in the construction trades industry through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students earn NCCER and OSHA 10 certification. Safety is a full time focus of the Carpentry Program ever reminding the students of the ever-present dangers associated with this trade. Students build a variety of large projects on and off campus as part of their experience.

Units of Study:

  • Fundamentals of Carpentry Construction
  • Stationary Machines, Hand and Power Tools
  • Safety
  • Framing
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Interior Systems
  • Cabinet Making
  • Alternative Renewable Energy
  • OSHA 10 Certification - Construction

Teacher: Bill Stobie
Teaching Assistant: Cheryl Shields

Electrical Trades

Program Goal:

The purpose of the Electrical Trades program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the various electrical trades.

Curriculum:

Throughout the program, students gain daily practical experience working with residential, commercial and industrial wiring. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to become a Network Cabling Specialist. Students explore renewable energy technologies. The Electrical Trades program has received national certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).


Units of Study:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Theory
  • Introduction to Electrical Code
  • Wiring Methods
  • Motor Controls
  • Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • Intro to Solar, Wind and Geo Thermal
  • OSHA 10 Certification - Construction
Teacher: Jim Keenan
Teaching Assistant: Sherry Brandt