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Welding & Metal Fabrication

Welding & Metal Fabrication

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The welding industry is looking for talented, committed, and qualified welders. It is projected that there will be a shortage of 400,000 welders nationwide by 2025. In Welding and Metal Fabrication you will develop entry-level and advanced skills in shop safety, metal characteristics, welding applications, and project management. Beginning with a state-of-the-art welding simulator, you soon advance to using the lab’s new down-draft welding tables. You will learn to identify and weld carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Seniors may also learn the gas tungsten arc process in aerospace welding plus blueprint reading.

Welding & Metal Fabrication Video

What Am I Learning?

  • Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Cutting
  • Shielded metal arc welding 
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding 
  • Flux core arc welding
  • Intro to pipe and aerospace
  • Oxyacetylene and plasma cutting
  • Basic fabrication

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Welder
  • Pipe fitter
  • Ironworker
  • Team assembler

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Welding engineer 
  • Underwater welder 
  • Aerospace welder
  • AWS-certified welding inspector

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • American Welding Society 1G, 2G & 3G
  • Certification in GTAW, SMAW & FCAW
  • OSHA Safety

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Ironworker’s Apprenticeship Program
  • Pipefitter’s Apprenticeship Program
  • Sheetmetal Apprenticeship Program

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Work on special customer projects starting junior year
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • Ohio State Apprenticeship Council Recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Program Certificate of Completion
  • Career Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Welder, cutter, solderer, and brazier: $37,330 - $47,780
  • Pipe fitter and steam fitter: $38,600 -$69,210
  • Structural metal fabricators and fitter: $37,860 - $48,300
  • Structural iron and steel worker: $55,610 - $74,600

Contact Teacher

Contact Nolan Allbritain at [email protected]

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