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Welding & Fabrication

Welding & Fabrication

Program Highlights
American Welding Society (AWS) Certifications | Carbon Arc Gouging | Computer Numerical Control Programming (CNC) | Robotics

Program Description
As a Welding & Fabrication student, you are trained in all processes of welding including stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and flux core. You will gain knowledge of oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting, along with learning to layout, fabricate and weld actual projects to industrial standards. Customer projects are an important part of the program.

Career Pathways
  • Maintenance
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Pipe Welder
  • Welder
With Additional Training:
  • Foreman
  • Iron Worker
  • Journeyman
  • Millwright
  • Private Welding Shop Owner/Operator

Teacher Information

Mark Schreiber
Tony Tyree
High School
Welding & Fabrication Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22350

Industry Credentials

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
Related: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: .5 or1 Credit

Senior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: .5 or 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor.  

Program Fees
Welding and Fabrication I
Tool Kits - $475.00
Student Fees - N/A
Total Cost- $475.00 (waived for students enrolled in free/reduced lunch program as of September 30)

Welding and Fabrication II
Tool Kits - N/A
Student Fees - N/A
Total Cost - N/A

Competency Profile
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Industry Certifications
NCCER logo and AWS logo

College Credits
Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Welding & Fabrication students are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Lorain County Community College: 14 Credits

Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

SkillsUSA logo and NTHS logo

Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information

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