Transform raw materials as a Metal Fabricator. This program is an extension of Metal Fabricator Level 1, expanding your skills in common welding, cutting processes and metal working equipment used for metal fabrication. You’ll be prepared to test for state welding certification in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). You will also become proficient in Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), and Air Carbon Arc Cutting (AAC). You’ll also learn about plate rolls, press brake operation, submerged arc welding and robotic welding. 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, and necessary math skills for fabricating and assembling metal products. This career major can be taken 20% by distance education, visit with a counselor for information and details.
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:
Safety in Manufacturing
Welding Symbols Level 2
Welding Detail Drawings/Blueprint Reading Level 2
Advanced Equipment Operation
Robotic Welding Operations
Advanced Submerged Arc Welding
Advanced Welding Certification Exam Preparation
Advanced Industry Credentials
GMAW Pipe and Advanced Processes
GTAW Pipe and Advanced Topics
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).