Full-Time Programs
Precision Metal Fabrication

Bend it, but don’t break it. That could be the unofficial motto of the Precision Metal Fabrication program at Tech.

This program specializes in advanced welding processes that are used to join, cut, bend, drill, punch and manipulate a variety of metal types. Using elements of traditional welding and fabrication techniques, students design and lay out patterns, interpret blueprints and meticulously follow engineering specifications to complete projects.

Level 1 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. Complete this program and advance to Level 2 where you’ll expand your skills in common welding, cutting processes and metal working equipment used for metal fabrication.

Students who complete both programs will 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). Tims is also spent on Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), and Air Carbon Arc Cutting (AAC).  Students will also learn about plate rolls, press brake operation, submerged arc welding and robotic welding.