Metalshop (SCU2107.01)

John Umphlett

Have you ever wanted to work in steel and weld something together like in the movies when you see someone arcing metal under a bridge, or throwing sparks clear across the room with a space mask on? Take this class to understand what this is all about and learn how to create objects with all the basic understandings of fabricating in steel.

This seven week intensive class will involve basic safety instruction for all stationary power tools and hand tools. All demonstrations will be observed and understood before practicing on your own. The following processes will be covered in this course: introduction to the mild steel, oxygen and acetylene cutting and welding, plasma cutting, arc welding, MIG welding, hot and cold forging and every task involved in process preparation. The evaluations will be determined by class participation and prompt completion. All work should be on time of due dates. It is your responsibility that one class missed is made-up by my instruction. If two classes are missed during this seven-week intensive it will be hard to recover from failure.


Learning Outcomes:
This class prepares and covers what you need to know to become certified in SMAW plate and GMAW plate up to .375 thick.
Gives you understanding of fabrication techniques and tricks when working with metal for adapting to various real world applications.
Supports implicit memory building/ experiential learning and hones hand and eye coordination.



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
F 8:30AM - 12:10PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Sculpture , Fully In-Person
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