Welding and Metal Fabrication Technology

Instructor: Mr. Dave Rupert

The Welding Program is a two-year course, that covers the welding and fabrication of metals. Welding is a complex, but a rewarding career.

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. The Welding Technology program prepares students for careers in welding, construction and metal fabrication. It also provides a sound education for   students to continue at a post-secondary school.  

College Credits available in Welding from:

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Topics Covered:

  • Safety and Proper usage of all equipment
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW)
  • Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OAC)
  • Oxy-Acetylene Brazing (OAB)
  • Shield Metal Arc welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Plasma Arc cutting (PAC)
  • Fabrication and special welding procedure
  • Leadership and Job Skills

Salary Information:

Welding is a career that holds good potential for the future. Upon completion of the two-year program, students are entry- level ready for the welding field or able to pursue post-secondary education. Certified Welders can achieve up to $30 per hour and are in demand.

Types of Welding Jobs Available Upon Graduation:

  • Arc Welder
  • Combination Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Bridge Builder
  • Pipeline Welder

Skills Needed:

All careers need certain qualities and/or skills to be productive.    Students who succeed in this program possess the following  qualities:

  • Good eyesight
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reading and math skills