Our program relies on academics to ensure our students are well rounded when they enter the work force. Each of our classes are designed for students to learn concepts that will not only help them with the hands on work in our shops but also assist them in their careers. Our goal is that our students are highly motivated, punctual, and high quality employees when they enter the work force.
We believe math is the foundation of what the students need to understand in order to thrive in our shops. Students take a math class once a week for the duration of the program. Because math is a core part of our program, we offer tutoring once a week for students who need additional assistance.
Shop theory introduces our students to the basics of manufacturing principles. We combine this class with online seminars through a program called Tooling U.
This course gives students the basics of reading and understanding orthographic views and characters in two dimensions that represent three dimensional objects.
This class builds on the foundations learned in shop theory, math and blue print by teaching students a system for defining and communication of engineering tolerances.
The majority of our classes focus on manual machining as we believe students need to understand the basics of machining. Towards the end of the program, we start to introduce computer numerical control for students to learn the machine codes and use of programs to break down the print into a method for creating quality characteristics step by step in a computer controlled machine.
We offer this class once a month for students to work together to develop a class project. Students are guided through a business plan that allows them to imagine, design, plan and create a project using the concepts they learn in the shop and academics.
In order to ensure our students are ready for the work force, we teach them concepts in resume writing, interviewing, human resources subjects such as barrier to success and other skills needed to be a successful, intelligent, and highly motivated worker.
This 4 week class allows students to learn about the tools and measuring devices needed to ensure quality precision work.
Students learn about the contextual language strengths needed to work in manufacturing. The development of manufacturing systems, their impact, and how quality systems have evolved.
Students learn the basics of computer concepts and Power Point design by working together to create a slideshow to remember their time in the program.
Our technical academic classes are on Saturday and allow students to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to the shop environment. We start our technical academic courses by ensuring safety is the first concept students learn and is applied through out the entire program.
Students will learn to use a variety of the machines in the shop and how to apply their knowledge from their academic courses to their hands-on work. Our shop has a variety of lathes, mills, and CNC machines that we will introduce through out the course. Students will learn to create materials such as a hammer handle and the parts needed to complete their class project.
All students will receive ten weeks of metal fabrication through out the academic year. Students will learn the basic concepts of working with a variety of metals
Applications for our Spring program are now closed. Our next program will be Fall 2024. All applicants will be contacted sometime this summer.