This course is for beginner students. Included is basic machine shop safety, determining speeds and feeds, proper use of dial calipers and micrometers, theory, and basic set up and operations of a milling machine and lathe; math tutorial available. Bring safety glasses and wear reinforced-toe shoes to class. If you're enrolling, be sure to complete the following forms:
This 18 hour (SMAW) course provides a basic foundation in welding techniques. Topics will include shop safety, striking an arc and welding flat and horizontal positions. If you want to check out welding as a new skill, this course is for you. Welding gloves, safety glasses, and reinforced toe shoes are required. When enrolling, please complete both of the following:
This 21-hour course is designed to help you learn the fundamentals of using a vertical CNC milling machine. Discover how to generate a program using basic G and M codes. It is helpful if you have had some prior machining experience, but newcomers are welcome. Safety glasses and reinforced toe shoes are required. If you're enrolling, be sure to complete the following forms:
This 6-week course will give you a basic understanding of your automobile as well as provide a launching pad to affiliated careers or further study at a community college level. We will cover the basic theory and diagnostics of the following topics, aligned to ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) standards: Foundation and Safety, Basic Engine and Auto Transmission Fundamentals/Service, Steering System and Suspension, and Brakes. By completion of class, the student will have a solid understanding of lubrication, fluids, tires, vehicle maintenance, and how systems work. Safety training modules will be addigned to study via website at home prior to the class starting. This is not a bring-in-your-own-vehicle repair class; applied learning will occur in the shop on a demo vehicle. Safety glasses and reinforced-toe footwear is required. If you're enrolling, be sure to complete the following forms:
UMaine Extention Service provides this workshop, but, as of 9/1/2020, they are not permitting their instructors to set up training inside a building. We're now shifting the style of instruction to online via Zoom only. This workshop will teach you the steps to safe fermentation with a water bath canner. Participants will receive an emailed “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, plus the recipe of the day, and learn the process of making their own sauerkraut through the wonders of fermentation.
Master Plumber demonstrates how plumbing works in a home, discusses preventative maintenance and shows you how to tackle common problems and make simple repairs. He will show you how to install or repair faucets, repair a toilet, clear drain clogs, sweat a pipe, determine what type of piping and fittings to use for specific projects, and when to call a professional. The class will also cover student questions and topics, and can be presented via Zoom format, if necessary. If you're enrolling, please complete the following form: