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Metal Fabrication & Welding

Engineering, Construction and Trades Academy

  • Engineering & Production Pathway

Program Description

The Metal Fabrication & Welding program provides students with real world experience in addition to the ability to graduate with certifications sought by employers. The curriculum offers practical skills in fabrication, layout, and welding with theory and welding practice. A wide range of skills surrounding welding and sheet metal are presented. The students are trained in many forms of welding using up-to-date equipment. They include; Oxyacetylene Cutting and Welding (OAC/W), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Resistance Welding (spot welding), as well as, some soldering (silver soldering), and Arc Gouging and Cutting (air arc). Upon completion of the Metal Fabrication & Welding Technology curriculum, students are required to complete a senior project and achieve at least one welding certification.

Course Content

  • Welding Safety Practices
  • Hand Tool and Machine Safety
  • Welding Processes
  • Welding Joints
  • Oxy-fuel Process
  • GMAW Theory and Process
  • Intro to Metals and Their Uses
  • Basic Metal Fabrication
  • Advanced SMAW
  • AC/DC Operations
  • Polarities
  • Electrode Care and Use
  • Operating Ranges
  • Welding Drawings
  • GTAW Theory and Process
  • CAC Theory and Process
  • PAC Theory and Process
  • Advanced Welding Drawings
  • Welding Symbols
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Chart and Progress Outcomes
  • Advanced CAC
  • Advanced PAC
  • Sustainability & Green Technologies

Career Tree: Metal Fabrication & Welding

First page of the PDF file: MetalFabricationWeldingCareerTree2019

Metal Fabrication and Welding Instructors

Gene Boyd

Instructor-Metal Fabrication & Welding

Dean Mulone

Instructor-Metal Fabrication & Welding
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Industry Certifications

  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Welder Certification D1.1
  • MASS Hot Works Certification

Possible Career Pathways

  • Apprentice Welder
  • Boilermaker
  • Commercial Diver Welder
  • Equipment and Supply Sales
  • Iron Worker
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Service Representative
  • Welder
  • Welding Engineer
  • Welding Inspector
Projected Salary

Starting Salary

$30,000 - $50,000

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employers Hiring Minuteman Graduates

  • Sullivan Mechanical Contractors
  • Hillside Air
  • Wholesale Doors, Inc.
  • Watertown Ironworks,
  • Ferraro Mechanical Contractors Inc.
  • Astro Crave
  • Fort Devens
  • Steel Fab

College Partners

  • Central Maine Community College
  • Lincoln Tech (Formerly Baran Institute of Technology)

Advisory Committee Partners

  • Consolidated Machine Corp.
  • Evers Custom Welding and Repair
  • Ferraro Mechanical Contractors Inc.
  • Igo Supply Co.
  • Santini Iron Works
  • Turner Steel
  • Waltham High School