Tours and Tests

Skills Trainings - Held Weekly Available through our Picktime scheduler only.

NOTICE: This page is out of date. Please assume all mention of "Yellow Tag" refers to "Skills Training Courses"


1. Work for 2 hours in the shop 
2. Complete 1 hour of shop cleanup
3. Sign up for a Skills Training course | Picktime reservation system
4. Attend the Skills Training course | wear closed toed shoes and long pants


10 shop hours
Work for 3 total hours (including cleanup hour) in the shop with your red tag. 

1 hour of cleanup
Ask a shop tech for cleanup tasks around the shop to fulfill your hour of cleanup.


Classes that require red tags do not require Picktime Reservations. 

Choose a Location | "Aero Hangar - Red/Yellow Tags Reservations"
Choose a Class | "Welding 101"
Choose a Session

About the Tour

You must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes to the tour. The tour will take about two hours. It will prepare you to use mills, lathes, and welding equipment. Please see the Yellow Tag Manual for a more in-depth description of the tour. The tour is followed by a 50-question test.

After the Tour

You may use mills, lathes, and welders after acquiring a yellow tag. You may not use CNC equipment.

You are responsible for your own safety:

  • You must wear long pants and close-toed shoes.
  • You must wear safety glasses at all times.
  • You must tie back hair and remove other snag hazards.
  • You must wear other personal protective equipment as needed.
  • You must report all injuries, no matter how minor, to a shop tech.

You are responsible for the safety of others:

  • Report any spills to a shop tech.
  • Report any unsafe behavior to a shop tech.
  • Report any broken machines or tools to a shop tech.
    • You will not be penalized for accidental breakage.
    • Continuing to work compromises your own safety and that of those around you.
    • Concealing the problem compromises the safety of the person using it after you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do yellow tags take place?

All tours are given at the Hangar (Bldg. 004).

When are yellow tags offered?

Tours are offered from Week 2 to Week 8. No tours are offered after Week 8.

Tours begin at 10 minutes past the hour. You will be turned away if you are late.

What should I wear to the tour?

You must wear pants and closed-toed shoes. You will be turned away without them.

You must not wear clothing or jewelery that dangles. (No necklaces, lanyards, or hoodies with strings).

You must tie back long hair.

What should I bring to the tour?

Bring a pencil, hair scrunchie (if needed), and Z87+ safety glasses (if you have them).

What can I do with a yellow tag?

Yellow tags permit students to use mills, lathes, and welders.

What do I need to do before getting a yellow tag?

You must log at least ten hours in the shops before getting a yellow tag.

How should I prepare for the yellow tag test? 

The best way to prepare for the tests is to review the Yellow Tag Manual.

Do yellow tag tours finish early?

No. Expect to stay for the full two hours.

Related Content