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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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FBR-100

Program Orientation And Introduction

6 hours

This course provides an overview of the trade, the organization and goals of the program and the expectations and requirements to successfully complete the program of study. In addition, expectations concerning safe work practices in the shop will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-101

Trade Math Problems

40 hours

During this course you will learn to apply math to solve problems as they relate to the metal fabrication trade.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-102

Trade Tools And Equipment

20 hours

This course is designed to teach the correct and safe use of hand tools, power tools and trade equipment, and the ability to apply knowledge in a confident and competent manner. This course will also teach the student to calculate and apply safe working tonnages when they are required to use a press brake. Press brake testing will be without prior notice and the learner will be expected to apply and demonstrate knowledge in a safe and competent manner.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-103

Oxy-Fuel Cutting

45 hours

This course is designed to teach all safety aspects of oxy-fuel equipment cylinders and their use. This course will also teach the student to operate the oxy-fuel equipment and cylinders in a confident, safe and competent manner.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-104

Welding

75 hours

This course is designed to teach welding safety, and welding machine fundamentals such as the different types and their intended use. The student will be taught the different types of electrodes and their application. This course is designed to also allow the student to safely use welding machines and electrodes, and apply distortion control.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-105

Basic Drafting

18 hours

This course is designed to teach basic sketching, drafting and the views and lines used, with the intent to allow sketching as an alternative method of communication. Also to develop an understanding of how drawings are made with the intent to understand blueprint reading.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-106

Blueprint Reading

30 hours

This course is designed to teach student how to read blueprints of varying types with the intent to fabricate the object or objects that are on the blueprint and to develop a necessary bill of materials and/or cut list and the need for item numbers and their application. The interpretation of standard welding symbols is also a part of this course.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-107

Material Handling Equipment

10 hours

This course is designed to teach the reason for correct material handling procedures and methods, also to operate material handling equipment. Students will learn how to calculate mass for safe lifting; and load carrying capacity of rope, chains, cable and synthetic slings. This course also teaches safe rigging and disconnecting.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-108

Structural Layout and Development Techniques

20 hours

This course is designed to teach identification of the structural shape used in the structural steel industry, how structural shapes are made at the steel mill and why mill tolerance would need to be taken into consideration. This course also teaches the student the fundamentals of structural template development,and fitting techniques. Also taught are the interpretation of engineer data sheets such as clip placement, hole pitch, hole gauge and edge distance, as well as the interpretation of abbreviations and symbols as used on structural drawings (Blueprints).

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-109

Plate And Sheet Development

30 hours

This course is designed to teach plate and sheet pattern development, with emphasis placed on layout terms, line development; bend allowance, tolerances and nesting. This course also will allow the student to perform shop layout and processing.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-110

Surface Preparation

10 hours

This course is designed to teach the student the common methods of metal preparation such as brushing, grinding, sand blasting, scraping, chemical, etc. Also covered are the methods of finishing after the metal has been prepared, such as: galvanizing, spray painting, anodizing, electroplating, etc. and the safety, and environmental considerations and property damage.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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FBR-111

Projects

386 hours

This course is designed to apply common fitting practices used in the metal fabrication industry. Students will fabricate a project that will allow them to apply knowledge and develop fitting skills, as well as, reinforce material learned in the previous courses.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Metal Fabrication Program


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