Le Mars Community High School

P a g e | 50 COLLEGE Intro to GMAW WEL423 This course combines lecture and lab activities to present the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) process used extensively by industry. It emphasizes hands-on applications, metal transfer concepts, GMAW equipment, and safety. Semester test is required in this course. COLLEGE Gas Tungsten Arc Welding WEL191 This course combines lecture and lab activities to present Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. Students study equipment use, welding procedures, position welding, welding of common metals and safety precautions. Topics include welding in all positions on ferrous and nonferrous metals, and small diameter pipe. Semester tests are required in this course. SPECIAL CLASSES (Special Placement Classes) APPRENTICESHIP Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 2 Prerequisite: Successful completion of E.B.C.E., C average or better in all classes and no attendance contract on file Grade Level: 12 This is an elective course available to students who have satisfactorily completed two years of training in a specific career field. Third- year students may apply for apprenticeship training in one of the local shops or businesses in the community. They will receive apprenticeship training for 2 class periods per day and will also have two class periods of related instruction each week. An Individual Career Plan is required for any student to be enrolled in this program. Students in this program will receive pay from their employer for work done during the school day as part of this program. E.B.C.E.-EXPERIENCED BASED CAREER EDUCATION Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Prerequisite: C average or better in all classes and no attendance contract on file Grade Level: 11, 12 Students will begin the class with an extensive self-assessment which will help them select careers of interest. Students will prepare for their career experience by studying self-management skills related to the workplace, appropriate dress, language, confidentiality, preparing the appropriate paperwork, researching their chosen careers, and working to improve communication skills. Actual onsite training will occur in the Internship and Apprenticeship classes. EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: .50 Prerequisite: Application & Parent Permission Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Extended Learning Program (ELP) is designed for exceptional students to continue their individual education plan. The course is based on the Autonomous Learner Program Model in which students design their own in- depth study and work independently until completion. ELP may be repeated for a maximum of 4 years and for 4 elective credits. Students must be assigned all eight periods of the day. Students taking ELP will be assigned to the library to work on projects, unless they are taking seven classes plus physical education. Applications are available in the guidance office and may be completed with Mrs. Rust. Completed applications need to be turned in to the Principal’s office. A committee consisting of the counselors and principals will determine enrollment. Students identified as Talented and Gifted will need to complete the application, submit a research sample, and acquire two teacher recommendations.

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