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Metal Technology I: Syllabus

Metal Technology I
Metals Fabrication & Metal Work
Metal Technology I
Program Code: 171710 Course Code: 11
Grades 10 - 12
Grad Standard: New Product Development, Technical Reading.
1 semester credit , meets 89 times, 47 minutes each time for 69.7 hours

Course Description
Production of metal products is precise and specialized. This class is designed to give you an understanding of metal and forming processes and the careers available in these fields. Students will be required to make a major product of their choice.

Course Assignments
Assignment I: Background material about different types of metals and classifications.
Assignment II: Measurement using rules, micrometers and calipers.
Assignment III: Threads and Threading. Learn thread classifications. Students will cut internal and external threads.
Assignment IV: Personal Safety. OSHA regulations and personal safety rules regarding area safety.
Assignment V: Lathe. Students will learn proper operation of a metal lathe and use the knowledge to turn the handle and swivel for the foundry project.
Assignment Vl: Foundry. Methods and procedures of foundry. Students will produce a mold and cast an aluminum C-clamp.
Assignment VIl: Sheet metal. Sheet metal methods and tools will be covered. A toolbox will be built using proper hems and seams.
Assignment VIIl: Welding. Students will learn stick and gas shielded welding and set-up and use of an oxy-acetylene cutting torch.
Assignment lX: Computer Numeric Control (CNC). Students will program the mill to engrave and the lathe to turn a piece of a chess set.
Assignment X: Final project. Students will build a major project of their choice using as many of the procedures as necessary.

Additional requirements
Attendance: Since this a task performance type of class, you need to be in class in order to perform the tasks required and receive the information presented. Class time is spent working in the lab. Points will be deducted from your daily grade for absences and tardies. Students can replace missed points by making up lab time before or after school or presenting missed lecture notes to instructor. 2 days for make up are allowed for each day absent per school policy.
Due dates: Written assignments will be due on or before the date given. Late assignments will be downgraded 10 percent for each day after the due date.

Grading Policy
Quarter grades will be determined by total points of all assignments and tests.

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
Below 60 % F


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