Outcome-based 22/SU Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-1359-20X1
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Online Component
  • 3 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:47.0603
Course Title:Sheet Metal Fabrication I
Course Description:A study of the basic shaping techniques required for fabricating sheet metal parts and pieces. Discussion will include custom cars and street rods.
Course Meets:
Wednesday 1:00PM to 3:50PM
Building: 200F room 112
Instructor: Maria Davis
Office Phone Number: (956) 364- 4659
Email Address: medavis4408@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 956 364 5159
Building & Office Room Number: F 112
Office Hours: F-8:00 am-11:00 am and I - 3:00 pm
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2022-04-27
Course Outcomes
CO1: Perform basic sheet metal forming techniques
CO2: Shape sheet metal parts to conform with the specific design of the automobile
CO3: Install the fabricated sheet metal part

TSTC Non-PBE Grading Policy

(Grades for courses must be C or better)

Grade Percent Description Grade Points
A 90-100 Excellent/Superior Performance Level 4
B 80-89 Above Required Performance Level 3
C 70-79 Minimum Required Performance Level 2
D 60-69 Below Required Performance Level 1
F Below 60 Failure to meet Performance Requirements 0
IP -- In Progress  
W -- Withdrawal 0
CR -- Credit 0
AUD -- Audit of Course 0
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  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
  • Plagiarism
  • Student Grievances and Complaints

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(formerly Disability Services)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Texas State Technical College is committed to ensuring educational access to its students and promotes full participation in it’s programs, services, and course requirements.

Qualified students with disabilities are encouraged to access these services by contacting the Access and Learning Accommodations office to discuss their needs for accommodations.

Students reserve the right to request services at any time during the semester, however, instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from the Access and Learning Accommodations office has been provided.

For information, please contact the Access and Learning Accommodations office in a timely manner.

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Phone #: 254.867.3842

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Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
Lecuter 33.33%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Safety Test:Lab Safety Tests6.67%
Equipment Quiz:Proper and safe use of equipment6.67%
Corrosion Quiz:Corrosion protection quiz6.67%
Panel Attachment Quiz:Panel attachment options and procedures6.67%
Dressing Panel Quiz:Dressing panel for filler and corrosion protection6.67%
Category Description Category Value   
Lab 33.33%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Simple template:Paper template for shelf4.76%
Shelf:Student completed Metal Shelf4.76%
beaters bag:Panel Shaped on Panel Beaters Bag4.76%
Shrinker/Stretcher:Panel Shaped on Shrinker / Stretcher4.76%
English Wheel:Panel shaped on English Wheel fits Template4.76%
Patch Panel:Patch Panel4.77%
Patch Panel Installation:Student correctly installed patch panel4.77%
Category Description Category Value   
Final Exam 33.33%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Final Exam:Comprehensive exam covering entire semester class lessons33.33%
Total Assessment Percent          100.00%
Total Category Percent 100.00%
A = 100-90 B = 89-80 C = 79-70 D = 69-60 F = 59-0

Description of Graded Elements of the Course
Assessment Label Assessment Description/Course outcomes met Assessment Value
in Percent
% of Final Grade
Final ExamComprehensive exam covering entire semester class lessons
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO3
Patch Panel InstallationStudent correctly installed patch panel
Course outcomes met: CO3
Dressing Panel QuizDressing panel for filler and corrosion protection
Course outcomes met: CO3
Panel Attachment QuizPanel attachment options and procedures
Course outcomes met: CO3
Corrosion QuizCorrosion protection quiz
Course outcomes met: CO3
Patch PanelPatch Panel
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
Equipment QuizProper and safe use of equipment
Course outcomes met: CO1
English WheelPanel shaped on English Wheel fits Template
Course outcomes met: CO1
Shrinker/StretcherPanel Shaped on Shrinker / Stretcher
Course outcomes met: CO1
beaters bagPanel Shaped on Panel Beaters Bag
Course outcomes met: CO1
ShelfStudent completed Metal Shelf
Course outcomes met: CO1
Simple templatePaper template for shelf
Course outcomes met: CO2
Safety TestLab Safety Tests
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2, CO1


Course Schedule
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1Week 1: Introduction of Course Syllabus and Requirements
  • Summarize the contents of the course syllabus as discussed in student orientation.
  • Identify course assessments, policies and procedures using syllabus.
  • Tour lab and discuss safety and proper use of equipment.
Safety Test: Lab Safety TestsEnd of Class
2Week 2: How to Create a Template
  • Identify tools and materials need to create a template.
    Identify and perform steps to create a template.
Simple template: Paper template for shelfEnd of Class
3Week 3:How to use a sheet metal brake
  • Identify and practice proper use of a sheet metal brake.
    Identify limitations of the sheet metal brake.
    Identify sheet metal thickness or gauge.
    Discuss sheet metal composition.
  • Create a metal shelf using template created in week 2
Shelf: Student completed Metal ShelfWeek 4
4Week 4: How to shape metal using a panel beaters bag
  • Identify tools and procedures used to shape metal using a panel beaters bag.
  • Perform panel shaping using a Panel Beaters Bag.
beaters bag: Panel Shaped on Panel Beaters BagWeek 5
5Week 5: How to Use a Shrinker/ Stretcher
  • Discuss how metal moves as it shrinks or stretches.
    Identify if the metal needs to shrink or stretch to match desired shape.
  • Perform shrinking/ stretching of panel to fit template.
Shrinker/Stretcher: Panel Shaped on Shrinker / StretcherWeek 6
6Week 6: How to use the English Wheel
  • Discuss proper operation of the English Wheel.
    Identify correct and incorrect tracking of the English Wheel.
  • Perform panel shaping to fit template using the English Wheel.
English Wheel: Panel shaped on English Wheel fits TemplateWeek 8
7Week 7: How to use the Bead Roller
  • Discuss operation of the bead roller and die profiles.
    Identify which dies create which profile.
  • Shape panel using the bead roller to match template
Equipment Quiz: Proper and safe use of equipmentIn Class
8Week 8: Discuss principles of metal shaping.
  • Identify high crowns, low crowns, style lines and, reverses
  • Practice proper and safe use of equipment while shaping metal.
9Week 9:Discuss other ideas for shaping metal
  • Identify other metal shaping equipment and techniques
  • Continue practicing proper and safe use of equipment while shaping parts.
10Week 10:Discuss Creating Complex parts using various tools
  • Create several templates using metal and paper
  • Create a patch panel to fit assigned part.
Patch Panel: Patch PanelWeek 13
11Week 11:Discuss Corrosion Protection
  • Continue shaping patch panel
Corrosion Quiz: Corrosion protection quizIn Class
12Week 12: Discuss Attaching Patch Panel
  • Complete shaping of patch panel and prepare to install patch panel
Panel Attachment Quiz: Panel attachment options and proceduresIn Class
13Week 13:Discuss Dressing Patch Panel
  • Install patch panel
Dressing Panel Quiz: Dressing panel for filler and corrosion protectionIn Class
Patch Panel Installation: Student correctly installed patch panelWeek 14
14Week 14: Last Day to Complete Work
  • Complete any unfinished lab projects
  • Students will turn in all work by end of class completed or not.
15Week 15: Final Exam
Lab Clean Up and Awards Ceremony
  • Students will clean lab, equipment and attend the Awards Ceremony (Awards Ceremony is the Last Thursday of the Semester)
Final Exam: Comprehensive exam covering entire semester class lessonsIn Class


Daily, Weekly, Assignments and Participation Grades:
A class participation grade will be taken each and every class day. The quiz or assignment will be the participation grade if given. Otherwise, 25 will be given for attending and being on time. A 12.5 will be given if you are tardy. An unexcused absence will earn a grade of “ZERO”. The Midterm and Final Exams will include the participation grade for those days. 25% of the exam grade will be deducted if you are tardy. A grade of “ZERO” will be earned if you have an unexcused absence.


 Safety Procedures

Students are required to participate in a safety lecture prior to performing in the laboratory portion of the course. A written test will be given to each participating student covering the presented safety materials. Students must complete the safety test with 100% accuracy prior to receiving lab assignments.
All lecture and laboratory safety rules and regulations will be followed in every detail. Failure to comply with this policy will result in dismissal from class until further notice.


Pop Tests
Can be given at any time by the instructor and are not make up items.


Participation Policy

A Student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (lecture and lab). This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term. A student deemed a non-participant for more than 10% ( 1.5     days) of the lecture or 10% (1.5      days) of the lab periods, regardless of grades earned on assignments, will have to repeat the course. 
A student is considered tardy up to 15 minutes into the scheduled lecture or lab, and thereafter will be considered a non-participant for that period of instruction.
A sum of two tardies is equivalent to one non- participation period.



Students can be exempted from a final exam if:
A.    Lecture average is 90 or above
B.     Attendance is perfect
C.     Assignments are completed and turned in
Cell phone Policy
Cell phones may be brought into the classroom or lab. However, they must be in the off or vibrate position.
Anyone failing to adhere to this policy will be dismissed from class and issued a non-participation grade (absence) for that period of instruction.


Departmental Awards Ceremony/Cleanup Policy
Each student is expected to participate in the awards ceremony and cleanup activities once the date has been identified.
Students’ final exam grade is dependent upon their participation at these functions. One half (½) of the final exam grade for the course is participation. One half (½) of the final exam grade is completing the final exam for the course.
Students with unexpected circumstances can be excused by the department chair only.
TSTC school calendar identifies the end of the semester. Student break begins the day after.