TECHNICAL

ACUMEN

Courses with a technical focus include mechanics, welding, construction, architecture & design, plumbing, and electrics.

Course modules are focused on providing students with practical skills that are immediately tested and applied in real-life scenarios.

*Safety in the workshop environment* 

 

Mechanics

The content of the module includes:

  • Overview of a vehicle and things to know about it

  • Glossary of terms

  • Engine and engine cycle (Including practical stripping & reassembly of old engine).

  • Ignition systems: spark plugs, injection

  • Battery & charging systems

  • Cooling systems

  • Transmission (Including the stripping & reassembly of a simple gearbox; diff overview with stripped & complete diff)

  • Suspension

  • Fuel system

  • Brakes

  • Steering (Including stripped steering box overview)

  • Tyres - damage & wear.  Changing a wheel

  • Routine checks

  • Fault finding

  • Complete vehicle check & basic repairs

  • Servicing (If available)

  • Mechanical Project (If available)

Welding

The content of the module includes:

  • Oxy-acetylene gas welding & bracing and manual metal arc welding

  • MIG/MAG welding

  • TIG/TAG welding aluminium, mild and stainless steel

  • Safety precautions & management

  • Basic weld inspection (identification of types of metals, prepartion for welding, melting temperature & parent metal properties)

  • Tools & equipment

  • Basic technology & welding symbols

  • Joint design (butt, fillet, corner, single V, double V, single bevel butt, horizontal & vertical joints)

  • Basic weld inspection (identifying weld faults, cracks, undercutting, porosity, electrode contamination, unequal lengths)

Construction

The content of the module includes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the construction industry

  • Planning a job

  • Gauging, concrete, cement mortar

  • Constructing a block wall

  • Plastering 

  • Setting out basics

  • Foundations & casting a solid floor (types of foundation, dealing with sloping ground)

  • Providing temporary support (fitting a lintel or frame)

  • Fitting door or window

  • Optional projects (building structure eg solar shower or renovating houseing for the needy)

Architecture and Design

The content of the module includes:

  • Planning and design stages of construction

  • Objectives

  • Building materials

  • Sketches of buildings (Isometric - crating, Conventions)

  • Orthographic sketching (Floor plans, Elevations)

  • Foundations   

  • Walls & wall openings (Windows, Doors)

  • Roofs, classifications

  • Estimation of quantities

  • Drawing  to scale - dimensions

  • Symbols

  • Production of basic complete plan

Plumbing

The content of the module includes:

  • What is plumbing?

  • Tools, safety & waterborne diseases.

  • Plumbing principles, their functions & application.

  • Trap seals.

  • Types of pipes.

  • Common Faults.

  • Drainage & damaged pipes.

  • Basic water supply systems.

  • Drainage systems.

  • Faucets/taps.

  • Valves.

  • Sinks.

  • Showers & baths.

  • Toilets/Water closets.

  • Simple sewage systems.

  • Practical installation and removal of simple plumbing systems on a sample wall (Including drainage).

  • Source supply to a header tank.

  • Shower system with both hot & cold supply.

  • Sink System.

  • Toilet System

  • Practical projects (If available)

Electrics

The content of the module includes:

  • An introduction to the basics:

  • What is electricity?

  • Producing electricity.

  • Electrical terminology.

  • Characteristics of electricity (voltage, amperage, resistance & wattage).

  • Why electricity is dangerous and electrical safety.

  • Earthing.

  • Producing electricity using a battery.

  • Producing electricity using electromagnetic induction.

  • Direct current (DC) vs Alternating current (AC).

  • Solar energy production and system overview.

  • Electrical supply & distribution (Main supply to household supply).

  • How a transformer works.

  • Electrical circuits.

  • Electrical control and safety devices (Switches & fuses).

  • Types of circuits (Series vs Parallel & Radial vs Ring).

  • Wiring diagrams & symbols.

  • Electrical testing & fault finding.

  • Electrical maintenance.

        Practical Wiring & Circuits (Including wiring diagrams):    

 

  • A simple circuit with one light and a switch.

  • A simple circuit with one plug.

  • A series circuit with two lights and a switch controlling both.

  • A parallel circuit with two lights and a separate switch for each light.

  • A radial plug circuit in parallel with two plugs.

  • A ring circuit with two plugs.

  • A combination circuit with two lights in parallel and one light in series. Each light must have its own switch and must not affect each other.

  • A 2-way switch circuit for one light.

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