Metal Fabrication and Welding

Is METAL FABRICATION & WELDING for you?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO . . . 

  • Use modern equipment and welding techniques to fabricate, assemble, and repair metal components?
  • Bend, cut, drill, join, punch, weld, and manipulate many types of metal?
  • Design layout patterns, interpret blueprints, and adhere to engineering specifications?Metal Fab Icon

IN THIS LAB YOU WILL NEED:

  • Efficient math skills
  • Reasoning and logic skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to rely on senses of sight, sound, and touch

IN METAL FABRICATION AND WELDING YOU WILL EARN CERTIFICATION IN:

  • AWS.D1.1 Structural Welding Certification

SKILLS TAUGHT IN METAL FABRICATION AND WELDING:

  • SMAW Welding
  • GMAW Welding
  • GTAW Welding
  • FCAW Welding
  • Brazing
  • Soldering
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • CNC Cutting
  • CAC-A Cutting
  • Oxy-Acetylene Cutting & Welding
  • Blueprint Reading

TYPICAL WAGES FOR JOBS IN THIS FIELD:

Welder - $44,190
Fabricator - $34,970
Sheet Metal Worker - $51,370
Structural Iron Worker - $53,210
Pipe Fitter - $47,730
Machine Operator - $37,450
Boilermaker - $65,360

* National Median Salaries

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
* May require post-high school degrees

CAREER OPTIONS OPEN WITH THIS CERTIFICATION:

  • Job Shop Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Production Welder
  • Iron Worker
  • Boilermaker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Pipe Welder
  • Pile Driver
  • Mill Wright

CAREER OPTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING / EDUCATION:

  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding EngineerMetal Fabrication and Welding

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • Lorain County Com. College
  • Zane State College
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