Female student programming welding equipment.

Welding & Fabrication

Gain the practical experience and instruction in the set-up and use of equipment and processes common to the welding trade. Fundamentals of welding layout, fabrication and repair are at the start of what can lead to American Welding Society (AWS) welder certification.


PDF Document Welding & Fabrication Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Oxy-fuel cutting
  • Industrial safety and implementation
  • Oxy-fuel, Arc, Mig, Tig welding
  • AWS welding positions and joints
  • Welding theory, process and practice
 

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Certified welder
  • Welding inspector
  • Industrial or construction welding
  • Automation programmer
  • Pipe fitter
  • Shop supervisor/project manager
  • Maintenance or shop welder
  • Welding engineer

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Math credit
  • Postsecondary articulated credit
  • PASSES EDGE workplace safety certificate
  • Northern Michigan Welding Educators certification

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Guest speakers, practical application and practice, and opportunities in job shadows and work experiences give students a strong introduction to a career in welding.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society and CTC Student Council.