Metal Fabrication

Students in the Metal Fabrication program receive instruction in both sheet metal fabrication and welding in order to develop a complete set of metal working skills.Students learn the theory behind the trade in the classroom, and then apply those lessons in the shop. Sheet metal training includes the layout, fabrication and installation of duct, fittings, and accessories associated with heating and ventilation.Instruction is also provided in the major welding processes; SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW. Cutting processes include oxy-acetylene, CNC and hand-held plasma, and various other mechanical cutting methods.Students are trained in the safe and proper use of the following equipment: welders, hydraulic press brake and shear, slip rolls, forming machines, and hand brakes. Our facility includes a full sheet metal shop, and 15 individual welding stations, complete with direct capture exhaust.The metal fabrication department helps students develop the skills and work ethic needed to be successful whether they decide to enter the workforce after graduation or pursue further education.

FACULTY:

Mr. Andrews           gandrews@mccanntech.org

Mr. Kline                   jkline@mccanntech.org   

 

For information on labor market trends and job outlooks in the Metal Fabrication fields click on one of the following below:

Sheet Metal Workers

Welders

CAREER PLACEMENTS

  • Adams Plumbing and Heating
  • R.I. Baker Co.
  • Lenco Armored Vehicles
  • Unistress
  • Protech Armored Products
  • Atlantis Equipment
  • Morrison Berkshire
  • Crane Company
  • North Adams Sheet Metal
  • Climate Heating and Cooling

COLLEGE PLACEMENTS

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Southern Vermont College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Mass Maritime Academy