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MADISON COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL

WELDING AND METAL FABRICATION:

The Welding Technology program prepares students for a variety of occupations in welding. Welding by gas and electricity (either arc or resistance) is a major part of this program. Methods used to fabricate and weld parts made of aluminum, steel, stainless steel and most other alloys are included in this program. Students prepare to take federal certification exams in welding. This program offers an opportunity for certification from the American Welding Society.

Skills/Machines to be Learned:
  • shears

  • guided bend tester

  • air filtration system

  • CNC cutting

  • hand brake

  • vise

  • print reading

  • pipe beveler
  • table top grinders
  • band saw
  • plasma arc cutting
  • straight line burner
  • inspection
  • spot welder
  • MIG welding-all positions
  • TIG welding
  • stick welding-all positions
  • oxy-fuel cutting
  • welding machines
  • metallurgy
Job Opportunities:
  • production welder

  • TIG welder

  • oxyfuel welder

  • plasma cutter welder

  • spot welder

  • shear operator

  • quality control

  • MIG welder
  • stick welder
  • torch cutter welder
  • pipe welder
  • pipe fitter
  • robotic operator
  • sheet metal worker
  • military welder
  • underwater welder
  • truck body fabrication
  • construction trades
  • welding sales representative
  • aero space specialty welding
  • world wide opportunities
Worker Profile:
  • likes to work with hands

  • can skillfully use tools & machines

  • likes to shape metal

  • can be creative

  • work independently and as a team

  • work with accuracy
  • good work habits and attendance
  • likes to use computer program to shape metals
  • like to design & weld things/parts/shapes together
Courses: Credits:
Level 1 Lab * 3
English 11 1
Math 1
Technical Related 1
   
Level 2 Lab * 3
English 12 1
Principles of Technology 1

* Student fee applies to this course.

 

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