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Welding & Metal Fabrication

  • Practice several different methods of welding including:
    • Shielded Metal Arc (Stick) Welding
    • Gas Metal Arc (Mig) Welding
    • Flux Core Welding
    • Gas Metal Arc (Tig) Welding
  • Experience steel cutting applications including:
    • Oxy Fuel cutting
    • Manual Plasma Arc Cutting
    • CNC Plasma Cutting


This course offers state-of-the art welding equipment and ventilation systems. The course includes welding safety, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW/Stick) along with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/Mig) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/Tig). Also included are Oxy-fuel and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) and Plasma CNC programming and operation. This program incorporates techniques used in industry for welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals. We stress repeated welding practice to develop welding technique, as well as class room welding theory. Fabricating techniques used in industry will be an important segment of this course.

Upon completion of this two-year program, students have the preparation necessary to sit for the AWS (American Welding Society) Structural Welder Qualification Test. First year students focus on the skills needed for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW/Stick) with an introduction to Mig welding (GMAW). Second year students will expand on their welding knowledge and skills with GMAW welding and Tig welding (GTAW).


  • American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Steel Limited Thickness Certification to the Structural Steel Code D1.1 in:
    • 1G Plate (flat)
    • 2G Plate (horizontal)
    • 3G Plate (vertical)
    • 4G Plate (overhead)
  • Certification to OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course

Cocurricular Opportunities

  • SkillsUSA
    • Welding
    • Welding-Sculpture

Business Connections

Potential Careers

  • Welders, Assemblers and Fabricators
  • Ironworker
  • Shipfitter
  • Boilermakers
  • Underwater Welder
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Steel Sculptors and Artists