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Machining Basics - Jan.


with Ben Scott

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This course is for beginner students.  Included is basic machine shop safety, determining speeds and feeds, proper use of dial calipers and micrometers, theory, and basic set up and operations of a milling machine and lathe; math tutorial available.  Bring safety glasses and wear reinforced-toe shoes to class.

Welding - MIG I
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Welding - MIG I


with Alex Fowles

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 36-hour course is for students with no prior or little experience in MIG welding. This course will cover shop safety, trouble-shooting problems, machine settings, basic metal joints and how to weld them.  Safety is covered in the first two sessions and students will be given access to an online industry recognized training course in Welding Safety through S/P2®.

Outboard Basics


with Scott Lord

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Get to know how your outboard motor works. Classroom time will include an overview of 2 & 4 stroke gas powered motors; the engine and its components, and the electronic fuel injection system. Shop skills will include changing oil, draining the carburetor, and the basic maintenance schedule. Our workshop will provide the motors for instruction.  If time allows, individual projects may be introduced with permission from the instructor.

Aerial Lift Training - Feb.


with Brad Costigan

Calendar Feb 8, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Be in compliance with the changing standards by taking Veterans Safety and Health Consulting LLC’s OSHA Compliant Personal Lift certification class.  Learn how to safely and correctly operate aerial lifts and scissor lifts. There are an average of 26 construction worker fatalities each year from lift accidents, often due to operator error or negligence, amounting to as much as 3% of all construction related deaths each year. Reduce YOUR risk of injuries and fatalities with proper OSHA-compliant lift certification. Three separate sessions are offered; choose the one you want.  Minimum of 10 participants to make this class run.

CNC Machining


with Ben Scott

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This 21-hour course is designed to help you learn the fundamentals of using a vertical CNC milling machine.  Discover how to generate a program using basic G and M codes.  It is helpful if you have had some prior machining experience, but newcomers are welcome.  

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $117.50, paid every two weeks.

Small Engine Repair


with Danny Hupp

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to bring your small engine equipment (ie. lawnmower, snow blower, weed wacker, small outboard, etc.) into the shop to learn how to maintain and repair most minor problems you may encounter during the year.  You will learn basic theory that will help you understand how an engine works, how to troubleshoot problems, maintain your engine, and how and where to order parts.  You must get instructor’s approval on the item you’re repairing at least 2 weeks before the course begins.  This course is designed for beginners.

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Welding - STICK Intro


with TBD TBD

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This 18 hour (SMAW) course provides a basic foundation in welding techniques. Topics will include shop safety, striking an arc and welding flat and horizontal positions. 

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $50.00, paid every two weeks.

Automotive Technology


with Tom Vannah

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This 10-week course will give you a basic understanding of your automobile as well as provide a launching pad to careers or further study at a community college level.  We will cover the following topics, aligned to ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) standards: Foundation and Safety, Basic Engine and Auto Transmission Fundamentals/Service, Steering System and Suspension, and Brakes.  By completion of class, the student will have a solid understanding of lubrication, fluids, tires, vehicle maintenance, and how systems work.  Safety is covered in the first two sessions and students will be assigned online safety modules to study at home.   This is not a bring-in-your-own-vehicle repair class; applied learning will occur in the shop on a demo vehicle.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 1 payment of $95.00, paid every four weeks.

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