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CTE/Engineering & Technology Curriculum Metalworking 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Student will participate in personal and leadership development activities through SkillsUSA or another appropriate career and technical student organization.

Standard 1
Student will use communication skills to effectively communicate with others.

  1. Understand when it is appropriate to listen and to speak.
  2. Understand and follow verbal and written instructions for classroom and laboratory activities.

Standard 2
Student will effectively use teamwork to respectfully work with others.

  1. Identify and understand different roles in working with a team

Standard 3
Student will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  1. Analyze the cause of the problem.
  2. Develop a solution to address the problem.
  3. Implement the plan.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.

Standard 4
Student will be dependable, reliable, steady, trustworthy, and consistent in performance and behavior.

  1. Set and meet goals on attendance and punctuality.
  2. Prioritize, plan, and manage work to complete assignments and projects on time.

Standard 5
Student will be accountable for results.

  1. Use an achievement chart for activities and behaviors in class that encourages a personal evaluation of classroom performance.
  2. File a regular written report on progress toward completion of assignments and projects.

Standard 6
Be familiar with the legal requirements and expectations of the course.

  1. Be familiar with the course disclosure statement and all requirements for successful completion of the course.
  2. Demonstrate workplace ethics, e.g. fair, honest, disciplined.

Strand 2
Student will participate in work-place readiness activities.

Standard 1
Student will demonstrate employability skills.

  1. Use a career search network to find career choices.
  2. Write a resume including a list of demonstrated skills.
  3. Write a letter of application.
  4. Complete a job application.
  5. Participate in an actual or simulated job interview.

Standard 2
Student will participate in a work-based learning experience outside the classroom.

  1. Student will plan and implement a work-based learning experience aligned with their career goal.

Strand 3
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
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 4
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 5
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 4
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 5
Students will be able to interpret engineering drawings.

Standard 1
Review blueprints.

  1. Identify types of lines within a drawing.

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 6
Students will understand the relationship of metals, machines and processes.

Standard 1
Explain how metals are classified.

  1. Describe the properties and characteristics of many different metals.

Standard 2
Identify how metals and alloys are developed for specific applications.

Strand 7
Students will understand metal forming operations and processes using both hand tools and machines.

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
Gas welding and SMAW 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. Select the proper electrode for the job.
  11. 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.

Performance Skill

Understand safe practices in a metals shop.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Each student should earn a score of 100% on a required safety exam relating to general shop safety and each machine tool he/she will be operating.

Apply mathematical concepts.

  • Convert fractions to decimal equivalents.
  • Convert metric to inch measurements.

Interpret engineering drawings.

  • Interpret information located in the title block and bill of materials.

Understand metal forming operations and processes using both had and machine tools.

  • Sheet-metal operations and processes.
  • Forging operations and processes.
  • Welding operations and processes.
  • Foundry operations and processes.
  • Metal machining operations and processes.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Doug  Livingston and see the CTE/Engineering & Technology website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA  LONGHURST.

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