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Welding - MIG I - Sept.
with Michael Johnson
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. Students supply their own safety glasses, welding gloves and steel-toed footwear. Complete the attached forms to apply: welding forms 3part
Intro to Photography - Understanding the Camera - Sept.
with Joseph Corrado
In this live course, we'll start with the basics of photography, covering the settings that all cameras share, to the basics of light and composition. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have—from a smartphone to a DSLR—the basics of photography remain unchanged. If your camera is a phone, we’ll talk about some different camera apps that can give you the same controls that regular cameras have. The goal is to create great images. Understanding how your camera functions will help you make more compelling images that you can be proud of. The final class will be an editing workshop. Bring your camera of choice to class!
Chair Seat Weaving
with Susan Reidy
In this informational class, you will be introduced to various styles of seat weaving, with a focus on weaving a basic cane seat. A hands-on weaving practice session on a small frame will take place at the first class. This will be followed by supply information and 3 Zoom classes (1 hour in length, each) to assist and answer questions as you weave your seat. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair they plan to work on to the informational first session to have it evaluated.
Machining Part 1 - Oct.
with Ben Scott
This course is for beginner students. Included is shop safety, determining speeds and feeds, proper use of dial calipers and micrometers, theory and hands-on operation of basic machines found in a machine shop (lathe, milling machines and drill presses). Focus will be on basic setup and operation of a milling machine and lathe. Complete the attached forms to apply: welding forms 3part
Plumbing Basics - Oct.
with Michael Kee
Join Master Plumber Mike Kee as he demonstrates how plumbing works in a home, discusses preventative maintenance and shows you how to tackle common problems and make simple repairs. He will show you how to install or repair faucets, repair a toilet, clear drain clogs, sweat a pipe, determine what type of piping and fittings to use for specific projects, and when to call a professional. This live class will also cover student questions and topics.
CNC Machining - Oct.
with Ben Scott
This 21 hour course introduces students to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) manufacturing. Machine functions, tooling set-up, reading machine language, part set-up and machine manipulation will be covered. Basic CNC mill operations and manual programming techniques will be used. Learn the fundamentals of using a vertical CNC milling machine and how to generate a program using basic G and M codes. Upon course completion, students are eligible for employment through several area businesses. Prerequisite: completion in the Machining Part 1 course, employment in the industry, or enrollment in Tooling university courses. Complete these forms to apply: welding forms 3part
Aviation Ground School
with Jeremy Harmon
Learn to fly...for a possible career or simply recreation! Certified flight instructor Jeremy Harmon from Higher Ground Aviation will provide classroom instruction to assist students in passing the FAA written exam, one major step toward certification as a private pilot. In addition to learning FAA regulatory expectations, you'll learn aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight controls, weather, navigation, aeromedical factors, airspace, control tower operations, as well as other essential aspects. There is NO requirement for previous aviation knowledge in order to take this class. Actual flight training may begin at any time with your instructor for an additional cost. A short supply list is provided upon enrollment.
Welding - TIG Nov.
with Micah Morin
This 36 hour course is for students with some training in STICK or MIG. TIG (GTAW) is most commonly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and light metals. It is the most difficult of all types of welding but can give you clean, strong, x-ray quality welds when mastered. Students will learn proper techniques for flat fillet welding with carbon steel using the GTAW process. Safety is covered in the first two sessions. Complete the attached forms to apply: welding forms 3part