Work magic with metal! This program is an introduction to common welding processes and precision metal fabrication. You’ll learn how to do Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) in this program. Reading blueprints and knowing how to construct items according to specifications is essential in this field, and you’ll learn how to do both. You’ll also master the development of layout and the sequence of operations for fabricating and assembling metal products. This course is a prerequisite for Metal Fabricator Level 2.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Cutting Level 1
Introduction to Equipment Operations
Submerged Arc Welding Basic
Welding and Fabrication Math
Welding Detail Drawings II
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).