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METAL 8
 
Students will be introduced to measurement, layout, soldering, forging, riveting, cutting, filing, and drilling. Using hese processes students will be building a few simple projects made of metal.
 
 
METALWORK 9
 
This introductory course is designed to teach students skills in the following areas:
  • Mig Welding
  • Oxyacetylene welding and brazing
  • wax casting
  • jewelry making
  • forging, sheet metal
  • aluminum casting
  • lathe work
  • grinding
  • drilling
 
Safety and safe shop practices are emphasized throughout the course. This is a project oriented course with prescribed skill builder projects outlined by the teacher followed by projects chosen by the students.
 
 
APPLIED DESIGN SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY – METALWORK 10
 
Prerequisite: Metalwork 9 preferred
 
The Metalwork 10 course emphasizes student safety throughout the course as students learn to use both hand and power tools in a safe and proper manner.
 
Various project(s) will be completed throughout the course to demonstrate skills learned.
 
Reducing energy use and waste and the effects on society and the environment will be recognized throughout the course.
 
Students will learn about the following:
  • Identification of various metals
  • Selection of various metals with regards to shape, size, strength and application
  • Proper use, maintenance and storage of tools and equipment
  • Start-up, shut-down and handling procedures for compressed gas cylinders
  • Welding methods including gas and arc
  • Precision measurement
  • Machining
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) applications
  • Reading and preparing drawings, plans and cutting lists
 
Students will be better equipped for this course if they have completed Metalwork 9 but it is not a necessity.
 
This introductory course is designed to teach students skills in the following areas:
 
  • Mig welding
  • Oxyacetylene welding and brazing
  • Lost wax casting, Lathe work
  • Jewelry making, Aluminum casting
  • Forging Sheet Metal
 
Safety and safe shop practices are emphasized throughout the course. This is a project oriented course with prescribed skill builder projects outlined by the teacher followed by projects chosen by the students.
 
Students who have completed Metalwork 9 will work on more advanced projects than students taking the course for the first time.
 
 
METALWORK 11 
 
Prerequisite: Metal 10 preferred, but not required
 
This course will provide a challenge for students with interests in machining, fabrication and design. (e.g. Jewelry)
 
Course content includes:
 
  • systematic planning and procedures
  • safe work habits
  • skills and knowledge in the use of the lathe
  • milling machine
  • drill press
  • grinders
  • skills in casting aluminium and non-ferrous metals
  • skills in oxy-acetylene brazing and welding
  • care and maintenance of equipment
 
Metal 11 is a project-oriented course. The teacher assigns skill building projects, and others are designed or chosen by the student. A course fee will be assessed.
 
 
METALWORK 12 
 
Prerequisite: Metal Fabrication 11
 
The course content is a continuation of Metal Fabrication 11. Areas like the milling machine, lathe work, welding, plasma cutting, and advanced lost wax casting are part of the program. Projects involving art metal and Jewellry may also be included. This is a project-oriented course.
 
ART METAL AND JEWELRY 12
 

This course is designed for students in Grades 10-12 with a range of ability and skill levels from beginner to more advanced. Students who wish to have a career as a Jeweler, Silver Smith, and Artist or those who want to create for themselves will learn the skills required to make various types of products. Students will learn soldering, buffing and polishing, shaping, filing, sawing with a jeweler saw, braiding, weaving, carving, forging, detail welding, brazing, and casting. Students will create rings, pendants, broaches, chainmail, necklaces, and sculptures using both power and non-power tools. As students develop their skills, they are encouraged to create self- designed projects. Most projects will be made of silver, copper, and brass. Gold is available, but seldom used due to the expense. Students are expected to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their projects that can be used as part of their Career Life Connections 12 (Graduation Requirement).