Loudon High School Courses
Principles of Manufacturing is designed to provide students with exposure to various occupations and pathways in the Advanced Manufacturing career cluster. Throughout the course, they will develop an understanding of the general steps involved in the manufacturing process and master the essential skills to be an effective team member in a manufacturing production setting. Course content covers basic quality principles and processes, blueprints and schematics, and systems. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will advance from this course with a nuanced understanding of how manufacturing combines design and engineering, materials science, process technology, and quality.
Welding I is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to effectively perform cutting
and welding applications used in the advanced manufacturing industry. Proficient students will
develop proficiency in fundamental safety practices in welding, interpreting drawings, creating
computer aided drawings, identifying and using joint designs, efficiently laying out parts for
fabrication, basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), mechanical and thermal properties of metals,
and quality control. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to sit for the
AWS SENSE Entry Level Welder certification and will be prepared to undertake more advanced
Welding II is designed to provide students with opportunities to effectively perform cutting and
welding applications of increasingly complexity used in the advanced manufacturing industry.
Proficient students will build on the knowledge and skills of the Welding I course and apply them in
novel environments, while learning additional welding techniques not covered in previous courses.
Specifically, students will be proficient in (1) fundamental safety practices in welding, (2) gas metal
arc welding (GMAW), (3) flux cored arc welding (FCAW), (4) gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and (5)
quality control methods. Upon completion of the Welding II course, proficient students will be eligible
to complete the American Welding Society (AWS) Entry Welder or the AWS SENSE Advanced Welders
qualifications and certifications.