Students in the Metal Fabrication program alternate between sheet metal and welding instruction to develop a complete set of metal-working skills. These skills help students fabricate a virtually limitless number of metal objects or structures to blue-print specifications. Students practice these hands-on skills by learning how to operate brakes, shears, presses, rolls, forming machines, welders, and metal-worker. Extensive instruction is also given in the various methods of welding such as stick, M.I.G. and T.I.G. welding. Also covered in the course are cutting processes including plasma arc cutting and oxyacetylene cutting. Extensive improvements in our metal fabrication shop result in a state-of-the-art facility for your education including new welding booths, plasma-cutter, press-break, and metal-shear. The Metal Fabrication department will help you develop the skills and work-ethic needed to be successful whether you decide to enter the field directly after high school or pursue further education.
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Students completing the Metal Fabrication program are eligible to receive the following certifications:
- SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System certification
- The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Construction Industry Safety and Health certification.
The Metal Fabrication program is affiliated with the following professional organizations:
- American Welding Society entry-level welder certification
The Metal Fabrication program adheres to the State Vocational Standards set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The standards are met by following the McCann Metal Fabrication Curriculum.
Upon graduation students completing the Metal Fabrication program are ready to pursue careers such as entry-level Sheet Metal Workers, Shipbuilders, Fabricators, entry-level Welders, pipe-fitters, and Sheet Metal Apprentices.
With further education Metal Fabrication students can go on to careers as Forepersons, Project Cost Estimators, Project Managers, System Designers, Weld Inspectors, Mechanical Engineers, Welding Engineers, Vocational Technical Instructors, College Instructors, and Senior System Designers.
RECENT JOB PLACEMENTS
- Graphic Impact
- Adams Plumbing and Heating
- Tyler Welding
- Morrison Berkshire
RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
- Southern Vermont College
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
- Berkshire Community College
- Thomas College
For more information from the U.S. Department of Labor about careers in Metal Fabrication click here.