Metal fabrication introduces students to metalworking, blueprint reading and metal fabrication layout. Students will receive technical training and "in the field" working knowledge that is required to meet the demands of the industry, to gain marketable skills as a fabricator, and to prepare students for employment. This course is designed to give students training, knowledge and skills necessary to perform accurate and precise fit up from simple shapes to complex projects and custom assemblies. As a part of the learning process, students can expect to gain confidence in the ability to perform skilled operations using simple hand tools to more complex tools and equipment. Students will gain working knowledge in precision angle measurements and fabrication layout. Topics will include production and manufacturing, accurate angle measurements, metal fabrication layout, part forming and assembly, box pan brake and shearing operations, bending and sheet metal shaping, manual lathe and mill operations, Computer-aided design (CAD), CNC Metal production and Manufacturing, and Plasma cutting.