with Joe Fountain
This course will include the basics of oxy-acetylene cutting, along with stick welding, most commonly done in industrial and commercial settings. Additionally, this course will include MIG and TIG welding, generally done on thinner material in a weld shop. The primary focus is on safety, along with other topics including identification of alloys, advantages and drawbacks of each welding type, and a general understanding of the welding arc. Students will be able to interpret and critique their own welds, making necessary adjustments to their machine or technique. The course will cover all joints and positions and students will be working with mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Students will learn basic terminology and techniques, including cutting steel with a torch and making bead welds with the most common types of stick welding (6010 & 7018). Students will gain the ability to critique and adjust their cuts and welds. The course will cover all joints and positions. Safety glasses, work boots, MIG or TIG gloves, welding shield, jeans and a cotton shirt are required for every class.
This class meets Tuesday for 10 weeks. Tuition for this course is $450.
Plumbing Tier 2
with Dan Brown
Prerequisite: You must have completed Tier 1. If you have completed this at a location other than the NightHawks Program, please provide a copy of your signed verification of school and shop hours form including hours completed. You must be currently working in the plumbing trade. A copy of your apprentice card is required at the time of registration. This class follows the state curriculum and is designed to prepare you for the Massachusetts State Examination for the Journeyman Plumbing License. Class will meet for the required 110 hours.
Required: All students must bring their current code book to all classes.