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    Introduction to Welding Fabrication

    This technical hands-on course is designed for those with no welding experience, as well as those who want to improve their skills and learn how to weld using proper methods. The course will cover welding of carbon steel using Oxy-Acetylene torches, SMAW (arc or stick welding), GMAW (MIG or wirefeed welding) and GTAW (TIG welding). Welding of stainless steel and aluminum can be covered as students progress in their abilities. Oxy-Fuel cutting and plasma cutting will also be introduced during the course. There will be the option to weld a small project of your own during the class. All equipment and consumable materials are included in the fee. Recommendations and Requirements: Students must always wear safety toe leather boots, cotton pants and long sleeved cotton shirts. Turtlenecks are recommended for shirt type. All apparel should not have any holes or frays. Students should consider purchasing their own PPE prior to class, such as safety glasses, ear plugs, and welders caps. Students can purchase welding PPE locally at either Haun Welding Supply or Airgas, which are both in Williston, VT. Mention you are a taking an Access class for 10% off! The shop has welding PPE to borrow, but it may not fit properly and is used a fair amount by all students. Minimum age requirement for this course is high school.
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    CyberSecurity: Protect Your Personal Information - ONLINE

    Join Mike, retired Director of Network Services at CVSD, as he shares his expertise in taking the recommended steps to protect yourself in our current cyber-landscape. Everyone will be provided with valuable tools to check your current security, assess your own situation, and protect your information. In today's world, keeping your personal information safe when online, is becoming more important and harder to do! In this course, you will learn of the threats we face, how to see if your information has been compromised, and the steps to take to protect yourself. Cyber-thieves work hard to steal information for profit, yet there are ways to block their efforts. Be proactive and join us for this interactive presentation and informative discussion. Questions encouraged! This is an online class. You will receive an email with information from the instructor on how to attend via Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Van Conversion Forum

    Travel in a van conversion is a low-cost and self-contained travel option that appeals to folks comfortable with and excited by the prospect of independent exploration. Whether staying at campgrounds or at “dispersed camping” areas, you can optimize your home-on-wheels to meet your own requirements. Over the course of 4 sessions, we will discuss and share ideas, methods, and experiences. This is great class for anyone interested in van conversions and/or has some experience and is looking for more. Note, this is not a shop class. Which vehicle is best for conversion? How to plan for a space that will meet your particular needs? Why not buy an RV or a factory van conversion? This forum will take a methodical approach to discussion of needs, priorities, and limitations, including, but not limited to: The Big Tin Can: walls, ceilings, floors, insulation, noise suppression, ventilation. Electricity: solar panels, battery options, charger/inverters, DC/AC wiring, lighting, ventilation, heating. Sleeping: bed and bedding options. Storage: shelving, drawers, dedicated space for bicycles or other specific needs. Cooking: built-in or outside, refrigerator/coolers. Bathroom needs: the most-frequently asked question, no-contest. Camping: What options exist for staying in developed or dispersed areas? Thomas Brennan has travelled throughout the U.S. and Canada over the past six years in a 2018 Ram Promaster.
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    Getting to Know Your Car Workshop- OUTSIDE

    Do you have any idea how to check if the oil is low, change a tire, add basic fluids when needed? Want to be informed about what to know when buying a used car? Join the techs from Girlington Garage,, for a quick, down and dirty look at the basics of car care. Get to know the basic layout of your car under the hood, Vermont State Inspection requirements, how to avoid getting taken advantage of at the repair shop, or anything else concerning cars that you would like to know. This class will meet outside CVU.