Curriculum Spotlight: Fasteners

The Curriculum Spotlight series highlights a core instruction unit or skill set delivered through the Core Plus Aerospace curriculum. Our latest Spotlight on Fasteners offers a preview of what students will learn and how the curriculum connects to Washington state learning standards.

Skilled manufacturing workers use a variety of fasteners to hold items together. It is important to know how to install nut and bold fasteners, demonstrate safety knowledge, and select the proper tool and equipment. The Core Plus Aerospace curriculum provides Washington students with hands-on opportunities to lock in those skills while they are in high school, giving them a leg up on any number of opportunities after graduation, such as pursuing a manufacturing job, apprenticeship, or college.

Here’s a preview of the new Curriculum Spotlight (link to PDF):

Students learn about using bolts and nuts as fasteners, other fastening systems using hex-drive fasteners and lockbolts, tensile strength and shear strength, installation techniques, use of torque wrenches, and requirements for protruding bolts and flushness.

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