Welding & Metal Fabrication

Students will learn basic welding and metal cutting procedures, develop the foundation and fundamentals of metal forming, learn and apply the basics of metal fabrication, use technical knowledge of related welding and fabrication processes, develop workplace character education and work ethics and develop proficiency in blueprint interpretation.

Course Topics

  • Cutting with OFC, OFC-M, PAC, CAC-A, & PAC TABLE
  • Cutting with OFC, OFC-M, PAC, CAC-A, & PAC TABLE
  • Use of Roll Former, Break Press, Ironworking, and Other Trade Common Machinery
  • Blueprint Interpretation, Welding Symbol Interpretation
  • Use of Hand Tools Common to the Trade
  • Fitting Assemblies to the Print
  • Technical Knowledge of Processes

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • AWS Level 1
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • First Aid/CPR

James Baker

jbaker@vsctc.org
Vanguard Tech Center

Steve Newland

Program Instructor
snewland@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

Tacker
Welder Fabricator

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

Robotic Technician
Inspector

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Welding Engineer
Project Manager