Did you ever ride a roller coaster and wonder how the metal parts are designed and put together? Do you cross a metal bridge and question how it was constructed? If so, you’ll enjoy working with metal and welding equipment. Metal Fabrication Technology will teach you to cut, bend, and weld metal along with reading blueprints to create anything made of metal. You’ll be career ready when you graduate from Metal Fabrication. Get ready to make sparks fly in Metal Fabrication Technology!
Sparks that build the future!
- Bend, cut, drill, join, punch, and manipulate many types of metal.
- Use advanced fabrication equipment and welding techniques to build, assemble, and repair metal components.
- Design layout patterns, interpret blueprints, and adhere to engineering specifications.
METAL FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY (CIP Code 48.0508)
You need manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, physical stamina, and basic math skills.
You Can Be . . .
- Welding machine operator
- Structural steel worker
- Production line welder
Learn about these occupations and more at O-Net.
Prepared for immediate employment, apprenticeship, advanced certifications, and further education.
Earn College Credits
Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See our list of universities we have articulation agreements with, and the PA SOAR Agreements this program is certified with at CollegeTransfer.NET.
- AWS SENSE Entry-Level Welder
- OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training Certificate
What’s it like?
Students experience training on a variety of machines. Emphasis is placed on bench work, precision measuring instruments, shearing, forming, rolling, assembly, welding, heat treatment, blueprint reading, layout and design, quality control, press brake operation, gas tungsten arc welding (tig) and shielded metal arc welding.