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Manufacturing Pre-Engineering
Welding & Fabrication

Endorsed by the American Welding Society

Students are trained in all processes of welding including stick, MIG, TIG and flux core. The goal of the program is to obtain as many American Welding Society (AWS) certifications as possible. Students will gain knowledge of oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting. Customer projects are an important part of the program; students learn to layout, fabricate and weld actual projects to industrial standards.

Program Highlights

  • Robotics
  • Computer Numerical Control Programming
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • American Welding Society Certifications

Job Possibilities

  • Welder/Fitter
  • Burning Machine Operator
  • Fabricator
  • Production Welder
  • Press Brake Operator
  • Shear Operator
  • Welding Equipment Sales Representative
  • Welding Equipment Repair Technician

Personal Qualities Suggested

  • Enjoy working with hands
  • Have a mechanical aptitude
  • Have good visual perception
  • Have the ability to work well in a team or independently
  • Be self motivated/a self-starter

Suggested Prerequisite Experienced

  • Courses in Math, Algebra, Geometry, Keyboarding, Industrial Technology/Arts

Equipment Students Will Be Trained To Use

  • All Types of Welding Machines
  • Press Brakes
  • Hydraulic Shears
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Numerical Control Burning Machine
  • Cutting Torches
  • Plasma Torches
  • Carbon Arc Gouging

With Further Education These Job Opportunities are Possible

  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Robotics Technician
  • Welding Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Owner, Welding Business
  • Welding Instructor

Special Note

Between the junior and senior year, eligible students have the opportunity to participate in a Summer Internship program. The Summer Internship program is a work-based training process involving a paid, on-the-job training experience for school credit. Students gain direct workplace skills and competencies through a partnership among business, education, students and parents.

Students are encouraged to participate in the social and learning opportunities offered through the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) activities. These activities include participation in regional, state and national competitions that will expand leadership qualities and community service opportunities.