Welding & Fabrication
Instructor: Adam Hipple
First year students enrolled in Welding are instructed in safety and workshop protocol and gain hands-on experience in basic Stick, MIG, gas and TIG welding, as well as oxy fuel and plasma cutting. Students are instructed in the use of a punch press, angle and bar sheer, drill press, brake and roller. First year students become proficient in flat and horizontal positions for welding. They are also brought up to speed reading a tape measure and dial indicator, with fractional math and decimal equivalent conversions practiced.
Second year students develop advanced arc welding skills in vertical and overhead positions in stick, MIG, TIG and gas welding. Students will gain valuable experience in fabrication abilities working in a job setting, as well as their own personal project. Exploring design and fabrication in ornamental iron is also covered.
All classes emphasize employability skills in preparation of full-time employment upon completion of the course. Some qualities stressed are professional conduct, appearance and language, with cooperation, respect and encouragement. Several real field trips are planned to show the application of these principles in the world of production and repair welding.
(13207A001 & 002)
Adam Hipple can be reached at (815) 786-9873, extension 240, or via e-mail at AHipple@kidsroe.org.