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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Metalworking 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will understand the relationship of metals, manufacturing and how it impacts the world we live in.

Standard 1
Understand basic elements of the metalworking industry.

  1. Identify career opportunities in metal fabrication.
  2. Describe the integration of metalworking into construction schedules.

Standard 2
Define the term technology.

Standard 3
Explain how various types of technology contribute to advances in industry.


Strand 2
Students will be able to understand safe practices in a metals shop.

Standard 1
Follow safety manuals and all safety regulations and requirements.

Standard 2
Use protective equipment.

  1. Wear protective safety clothing as recommended by OSHA, UOSHA, and the Utah State Risk Management Office.
  2. Maintain and use appropriate protective guards and equipment on machinery.
  3. Locate and properly use protective equipment.
  4. Use lifting aids when necessary.

Standard 3
Follow safe operating procedures for hand and power machine tools.

  1. Identify and understand safe machine operating procedures.
  2. Demonstrate safe machine operations at all times.

Standard 4
Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

  1. Keep work areas clean.
  2. Clean machine and hand tools when work is completed.
  3. Put tools away when work is finished.
  4. Keep aisles clear of equipment and materials.
  5. Perform preventive maintenance as required.
  6. Understand chemical hazards and the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  7. Keep storage rooms well organized and free of clutter.

Standard 5
Request a courtesy UOSHA or State Risk Management inspection at least every 2 years.

  1. Keep accurate records of and take appropriate action on their findings.
  2. Make a copy of their findings available to your administration.

Standard 6
Each student should earn a score of 100% on a required safety exam relating to general shop safety and each piece of equipment he/she will be operating.


Strand 3
Students will be able to apply mathematical concepts.

Standard 1
Perform basic arithmetic functions.

  1. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.
  2. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
  3. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.
  4. Use a ruler or measuring tape to measure within a sixteenth (1/16) of an inch.

Standard 2
Convert fractions to decimal equivalents.

  1. Convert fractions to decimal equivalents.
  2. Convert decimal values to nearest fractional equivalent.
  3. Use Decimal Equivalent Chart for conversions.

Standard 3
Convert metric to inch measurements.

  1. Convert inch dimensions to metric.
  2. Convert metric dimensions to inch.
  3. Use metric/inch conversion chart.

Strand 4
Students will be able to interpret engineering drawings.

Standard 1
Review blueprints.

  1. Explain basic blueprint terminology.
  2. Identify the types of dimensions.
  3. Interpret commonly used abbreviations and terminology.
  4. List the essential components found in the general drawing notes.

Standard 2
Identify basic layout of drawings.

  1. Identify types of lines within a drawing.
  2. Identify item number symbols.
  3. Identify general note symbols.
  4. List the essential components found in the title block.
  5. Locate bill of materials on a drawing.

Standard 3
Identify basic types of drawings.

  1. Identify orthographic views.
  2. Identify positions of views (top, front, side, and auxiliary).
  3. Visualize one or more views from a given view.
  4. Identify isometric views.
  5. Determine the scale of the view or section.

Strand 5
Students will understand the relationship of metals, machines and processes.

Standard 1
Explain how metals are classified.

Standard 2
Describe the properties and characteristics of many different metals.

Standard 3
Identify how metals and alloys are developed for specific applications.


Strand 6
Students will understand metal forming operations and processes using both hand and machine tools.

Standard 1
Sheet-metal operations and processes.

  1. Explain the need for patterns and stretch-outs.
  2. Use the different methods for pattern development.
  3. Cut and bend sheet metal using a number of different tools.
  4. Identify and use a variety of sheet metal tools.
  5. Make hems, edges, and seams in sheet metal.
  6. Bend sheet metal into three-dimensional shapes using machines.
  7. Join sheet metal sections with rivets and other mechanical fasteners.
  8. Apply sheet metal safety rules.

Standard 2
Forging operations and processes.

  1. Identify the tools used in hand forging.
  2. Demonstrate several forging techniques.
  3. Bend, draw out, and upset metal by hand forging.
  4. Practice hand forging safety rules.
  5. Explain industrial forging processes.

Standard 3
Welding operations and processes.

  1. Describe the basic welding processes.
  2. Identify the parts of a gas welding outfit.
  3. Recognize basic weld joints.
  4. Safely light, adjust, and use a gas torch.
  5. Select the correct rod and flux for a job.
  6. Prepare a joint for gas welding.
  7. Explain the difference between welding and brazing.
  8. Dress properly and use safety precautions when welding.
  9. List various components of SMAW system.
  10. Interpret basic welding symbols.
  11. Select the proper electrode for the job.
  12. Perform basic SMAW operations.

Standard 4
Foundry operations and processes.

  1. Explain various casting techniques.
  2. Explain the sand casting process.
  3. Demonstrate the correct way to make a silicon mold with pewter.
  4. Demonstrate the correct way to make a green sand casting with aluminum.
  5. Describe simple patterns, split patterns, and match plate patterns.
  6. Heat and pour molten metal safely.
  7. Use a pyrometer.
  8. Follow safe casting procedures.

Standard 5
Metal Machining operations and processes.

  1. Explain the operation of typical grinding machines.
  2. Adjust and prepare a grinding machine for operation.
  3. Select and safely use the correct drill and drilling machine for a given job.
  4. Make safe setups on a drill press.
  5. Calculate cutting speeds.
  6. Understand drill size classifications.
  7. Properly drill, countersink, counter bore, and tap steel.
  8. Select proper coolant for drilling select materials.
  9. Identify various types of drilling machines.
  10. Properly use a hand hack saw.
  11. Describe the operation of the three principle metal-cutting power saws.
  12. Mount work properly for sawing.
  13. Safely operate a power saw.
  14. Describe how a lathe works.
  15. Identify the various parts of a lathe.
  16. Sharpen lathe cutting tools.
  17. Safely setup and operate a lathe using various work-holding devices.
  18. Practice proper safety precautions when operating metal cutting machines.

Strand 7
Students will be gain an understanding of Metalworking Technology as a profession and will develop professional skills for the workplace.

Standard 1
As a participating member of the SkillsUSA student organization, complete the SkillsUSA Level 1 Professional Development Program.

  1. Complete a self-assessment inventory and identify individual learning styles.
  2. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  3. Determine individual time-management skills.
  4. Define future occupations.
  5. Define awareness of cultural diversity and equity issues.
  6. Recognize the benefits of conducting a community service project.
  7. Demonstrate effective communication skills with others.
  8. Participate in a shadowing activity.
  9. Identify components of an employment portfolio.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in program competencies.
  11. Explore what is ethical in the workplace or school.
  12. Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
    • State the SkillsUSA motto.
    • State the SkillsUSA creed.
    • Learn the SkillsUSA colors.
    • Describe the official SkillsUSA dress.
    • Describe the procedure for becoming a SkillsUSA officer.

Standard 2
Understand the career opportunities as they relate to this field of study.

Standard 3
Display a professional attitude toward the instructor and peers.



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