Career and Technology Studies

Vanessa Loke, LL – CTS

December 2019 - January 2020

Fabrication 10

The Students in Fabrication 10 have been doing a great job. We started semester out with completion of all the safety theory and a hand tools project shop project “The Metal Rose”. The second module we covered was the Shield Metal Arc Welding process. (Informally known as “stick welding”) Students learned the theory and completed practical welding coupons (pad, flat lap and horizontal lap). These practice coupons teach students to join together (metal pieces or parts) by heating the surfaces to the point of melting using a electric arc. We have now moved on to the Oxygen Acetylene welding. In this welding process the heat from the combustion of gas is use to melt and join metal. Students have learned how to safely set up and shut down the gas supply equipment and torches. They have completed flat, lap and tee weld with this process. We will soon move on to the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Process or MIG for short. In this process, students will complete a lap weld in flat and horizontal positions. The year will culminate with our project where students will be making a model motor bike. This will require the use of power tools, hand tools, measurement, fitting/welding skills that we have developed throughout the semester.

Fabrication 20

It has been great to see such large returning class in Fabrication 20. These ambitious students have revisited their Safety theory and quickly proceeded to completing their practical welding tests. The test or coupons that they are completing are an advancement of the skills they had established in their Fab. 10 level year. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Process or MIG welding, Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or stick welding, Silicon Bronze Brazing, Plasma Arc cutting (PAC) and Oxygen Acetylene welding/cutting skills are all taken to the next level. New to the students are the challenges of groove welding, multi-pass welding and vertical welding. They have also been advancing their theory knowledge in each of the different welding disciplines. Some of students have enrolled in a double block of Welding 20 and have earned additional credits and skill in Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Sheet Fabrication and Print Reading. They have also been using the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create parts, designs for our Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Plasma cutting table. We look forward to seeing the amazing projects that the students will come up with for their project credit, that we will start on in December.

Fabrication 30

It has been great to see such large returning class in Fabrication 30. These ambitious and seasoned students have revisited their Safety theory and quickly proceeded to completing their practical welding tests. The test or coupon that they are completing are an advancement of the skills they had established in their Fab. 20 level year. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Process or MIG welding and Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or stick welding are all taken to the next level. Also, Fab. 30 students been exploring Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). In addition to welding with steel GTAW opens up the use of Aluminum welding to their skill set. This year their welds must not only meet appearance standards but pass our destructive bend test. They have also been advancing their theory knowledge in each of the different welding disciplines. Some of students have enrolled in a double block of Welding 30 and have earned additional credits and skill in Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Sheet Fabrication and Print Reading. They have also been using the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create parts, designs for our Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Plasma cutting table. We look forward to seeing the amazing projects that the students will come up with for their project credit, that we will start on in December.

In other news, we are eagerly anticipating the use of the Welding shop phase two. Our classes are utilizing all of the phase one welding booths and the extra booth will mean the no students will have to share a booth. We are also excited to have additional space and metal forming equipment to enhance our classes. It is our wish to add a credentialed welding program to Forest lawn high School and this additional space will help. The students also helped in the preparation of Key Chain Rack mini projects. This gave teachers a chance to try welding on a project and see what we do in the Fabrication program during one of our recent Professional Development days.

Foods

Foods 10 just finished the “Milk and Eggs” module. For the past few weeks, the students had the opportunity to make several dishes using milk and/or eggs as the main ingredient. They were able to explore the effects these ingredients had on a dish based on temperature, amount that was used and the techniques applied to them. From now until the beginning of December, Foods 10 will be working through the “Meal Planning” module where students will have the opportunity to use different types of appliances along with limitations like allergies and dietary restrictions to create dishes for meals. We hope they will be able to apply what they have learned in class at home for all to enjoy.

Foods Grad-30 is continuing to work through the “Creative Baking” module. They have been using the skills learned in “Contemporary Baking” in this module as well as the new skills acquired recently in decorating their final product. Students in this class will be working with different types of dough to create fancier types of baked desserts. Many of them have taken their creations home for their family to try; we hope you enjoyed them. After this module, we will be working through “Nutrition and Digestion” where students will be encouraged to learn about types of food that are most nutritious and how they work with our digestive system. Through the theory work, they will be given opportunities to make healthy dishes to keep their bodies healthy.

Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Intermediate/Advanced classes are working on a class project geared toward the holiday season. We will be offering a variety of specials over the next weeks before the holiday such as discounts on haircuts and other services. There will be retail items offered at a great price just in time for holiday shoppers. Along with this project, all students are working on completing the rest of the modules to successfully finish up the semester. Some of the modules are focusing on haircutting and styling.

The Junior Cosmetology classes are working on full salon services on each other such as washing and drying hair as well as doing scalp treatments. Creative Cosmetology students are wrapping up their make-up unit by doing glamourous make-up applications on each other.

October/November 2019

CTS classes are well underway and have completed their first module. Consider accessing the many client service options our school and Jack James campus have to offer (Eg. Horticulture, Mechanics, Cosmetology). 


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