Building & Construction Trades

Building & Construction Trades (current future classes scheduled for Spring 2021) 
For class times, dates, and more info register here: https://escondidoadultschool.asapconnected.com/
 
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING – AUTOCAD (Offsite at SPHS)
This course introduces hands-on mechanical drawing and computer-aided
design (CAD) using Autocad Software. Instruction focuses on preparing
and editing drawings, storage and retrieval of drawings, and production of
commercial quality drawings on a plotter. Students gain skills in computer
terminology and techniques in Windows.
 
WELDING AND METAL FABRICATION - BEGINNING (Offsite at SPHS)
This course provides training in the practical use of welding equipment.
Employment possibilities are in welder-repair and welder-fabrication.
Instruction includes general shop practice and safety training in the use of
equipment and machinery related to welding. The textbook theory is NOT the focus of the class, but rather practical, hands-on experience with welding equipment. Some reading and lecture are required.
Students become familiar with different welding and cutting processes
such as Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW/Stick welding), Gas Metal Arc Welding
(MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG or Heli-arc welding).
The course also focuses on cutting steel with both oxy-acetylene and Plasma Arc systems.
Prerequisites: Average hand-eye coordination, ability to work in awkward
positions. Students must wear high-top shoes and work clothes. (No shorts)
Approximately 60 hours of attendance are required for course completion.
Upon completion, a certificate of competency is awarded for the course.
 
WELDING AND METAL FABRICATION ADVANCED (Offsite at SPHS)
This course provides training in advanced welding techniques and positions in 4 main processes (SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW).
The class concentrates on skills work, or fabrication of small projects of the student's choice with the instructor’s approval. Student’s project materials are funded by the student with the use of the shop equipment provided by Escondido Adult School.
Prerequisites: Complete at least 7 weeks of the Beginning Welding Course.
Must have the instructor’s permission to take the Advanced course.
 
HOMEOWNER HANDYMAN 1 (Offsite at SPHS)
Is the cost of home maintenance hitting your wallet? Learn to do it yourself!
Come develop basic electrical, plumbing, sprinkler, and drywall skills.
Necessary tools are provided.
 
HOMEOWNER HANDYMAN 2 (Offsite at SPHS)
Confident in your handiness with basic home maintenance? Come build on
a more advanced set of skills to tackle projects around the house. Power
tools and hand tools are provided.
 
WOODWORKING
Learn the safe operation and techniques of woodworking equipment. This is a multi-level class. First-time students looking to learn the art of woodworking will build a project with the instructor along with the rest of the class. This project will assist in teaching the student basic foundations so the student can apply their knowledge and skills into future projects in a safe manner. This is a hands-on, learn-by-doing class! Intermediate and advanced students can design their own projects and work at their own pace while being able to use the instructor as a resource.