Students learn the five types of welding, basic machine tool operation, basic metal layout, use of drill, drill presses, power grinders, and metal cutting band saws. Safe work practices are emphasized in all aspects of metal fabrication. Learning occurs in both the classroom and the shop. Students design and fabricate projects from ornamental iron, sheet metal, and structural steel. Blue print reading skills will be taught as needed during this program. Successful students often move into either entry-level careers in welding, sheet metal and machine tooling or continue their education in the Community College System in the metal trades or precision machine tooling.
Certification possible: AWS Structural Certification
This course is held at FTC .