• Coconino High School Welding Handbook





    Instructor:  Tim Quigley

    E-mail:  tquigley@fusd1.org

    Phone:  (928) 773-8200



    Coconino High School


    Welding Laboratory Regulations



    In the interest of safety and the general welfare of all students these regulations are to be followed by all persons who enter the shop.




    1. No student is permitted to be in the shop unless the instructor is present.
    2. Students not registered in a Welding course are not permitted to be in the shop while class is being held.
    3. Students are permitted in the shop before and after classes only with the instructor’s approval.




    1. Students may use machines only under the following conditions:
      1. They are registered in the course in which the correct use of the machine is taught.
      2. They have been checked-out on the machine by the instructor.
      3. They use the machine only with the instructor’s permission and if the instructor is present in the shop.
    2. Under no circumstances will tools be loaned to students for private use. Tools are provided only for students to learn their correct use and to aid in the completion of student projects.
    3. Students who deliberately misuse or abuse any tools will be expected to replace them with tools of equal value or of the instructor’s choice.




    1. Students are required to follow all rules for safe use of all hand and machine tools at all times.
    2. Scuffling, horse playing, of any kind at any time in the shop is strictly prohibited. Students who persist at it will be removed from class and a conference will be held with the administration, the student, student’s parents, and the instructor. Action on whether the student will remain in class or not will be determined at that time.
    3. When a student either maliciously or mischievously changes the settings or adjustments of any type on any piece of equipment or machinery so that a safety hazard is created, the student will be prohibited from using any machine and working until the administration and instructor can have a conference with the student and his parents concerning the matter.





    1. Students enrolled in Welding classes will be required to pay for all materials used in the construction of their projects.
    2. No projects will be built without complete drawings, plans, cut lists and Instructor approval.




    1. It is the responsibility of all students enrolled in Welding courses and using the shop facility to keep the shop clean, orderly and well maintained at all times. A dirty cluttered shop is a safety hazard. All students will take part in shop clean-up at the end of each period.




    1. If a student leaves the shop or classroom without the instructor’s approval that student will be marked truant for the entire period.




    1. Attendance will be taken the first few minutes of each class period, if you are not in the classroom when the last bell rings you will be counted tardy. If you arrive 5 minutes after the tardy bell you will be counted absent in accordance with school policy. Remember that this class is a participation class. You must be in class to participate.




    1. Homework must be turned in by the given due date. Late homework will be accepted up to two days late with a loss of 25% each day.




    1. This area includes the following as far as grades are concerned:  work participation in the shop. Your participation in the shop (working) or failure to work will affect the outcome of these total points. You will be awarded 2 points for every day that you are in class and on task. These are called daily work points.








    1. Exams will be given at the end of each grading period. Once at mid semester, and again at the semester’s end. You will also be given test and assignment throughout the semester.






    1. Your projects account for a large portion of your grade. If the projects are not completed in the amount of time allotted they will be graded at the end of the grading period as they are with deductions being taken at that time. However they must be completed and checked by the instructor before you may begin work on any other project. This overage into the next grading period will short your allotted time to complete your work for the remainder of the semester.
    2. All projects must have the approval of the instructor before being started.



    1. Lectures and demonstrations will be given at the instructor’s convenience. At the start of the school year you may expect lectures and demonstrations in frequent intervals. Later you may expect lectures at least once a week or as needed. These lectures and demonstrations will not be repeated. Therefore it is very important that the student be in class.




    1. A folder will be kept by each student. This folder is to include the following minimum items.
      1. Safety Guide
      2. Welding Handbook
      3. Lecture Notes
      4. Handout Sheets
      5. Bill of Materials and Plans


                This notebook will be collected periodically and graded.




    1. Students are graded on a point system. These points will be derived from:
      1. Homework Assignments
      2. Required Shop Projects
      3. Notebook
      4. Attendance
      5. Test
      6. Quizzes
      7. Daily Work Points
      8. Exams

                 Points will vary on test and quizzes according to difficulty of questions.

     There will be a make up on any class work for those students with unavoidable absences. Unexcused absences will result in a loss of points for that day.



    1. At the end of each grading period the following scale will be used to determine the grade earned by the student.


                      100% - 90% = A

                        89% - 80% = B 

                        79% - 70% = C

                        69% - 60% = D

                        59% - 0%   = F

               This grade scale will be used on all projects and assignments throughout the semester.




    1. Safety glasses will be worn at all times while in the shop.
    2. While working in the shop you will use only the power equipment which you have passed the safety test on.
    3. You will only leave the shop at the end of the period when the teacher has dismissed the class, not before. You will not hang around the exit door prior to the bell at the end of the period or during class. Once the shop is cleaned up to the instructor’s satisfaction you will sit in the classroom until dismissed by the teacher.
    4. If you fail to do your homework you will not work in the shop until it is done and turned in.
    5. No tools can or will be loaned to students outside the shop area.
    6. There will be no talking during roll call, or when the instructor is talking. This is to speed up roll call and announcements so that you may go to work quickly. Disruptions will cause a loss of points from your daily work points.
    7. Your projects and materials will be your responsibility.
    8. There is no excuse for not being on task. If you are having difficulty with a project or project design talk with your instructor.
    9. Your attitude is important. It will affect you and those around you. Coming to your classes prepared and ready to work on your studies with your teachers and peers will help to ensure that you have a positive experience in school.
    10. You will be expected to read and study your textbook.
    11. Copying of homework, plagiarism, and cheating will not be tolerated. Those students choosing to conduct their studies in this manner will lose the total amount of points possible for that assignment.
    12. Before starting a project you must turn in a plan sheet, obtain the instructor’s approval and materials must be paid for in advance.
    13. All tools will be accounted for before you leave or are excused from class.
    14. Broken, damaged, or tools needing to be adjusted must be turned in to the instructor.
    15. There is no excuse for not coming to class prepared to work every day. This means that you must bring your notebook, pencil, and paper. You will not be excused from class to go to your locker for these items.
    16. Do not tamper with switches, levers, or controls with which you are not familiar or have not received instruction on.
    17. Your semester grade will be determined by the following method.

                 Total possible points 1st 9 week’s grade

                 Total possible points 2nd 9 week’s grade