Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology
The Metals Fabrication and Welding Technology program provides students with a working knowledge of the various tools, equipment and modern techniques used in the metals fabrication, mechanical installation and welding industries. The proper application of various layout, fabrication and assembly techniques for specific designs in sheet metal, plate, structural metals
The understanding and mastery of layout techniques is an essential component for success in the Metals Fabrication and Welding fields. Therefore, disciplines in the basic, parallel line, radial line and triangulation methods of
Graduates of the Metals Fabrication and Welding Technology program are prepared to work in businesses and industries that design, build and install products that have been fabricated from sheet, plate
- H.V.A.C. Sheetmetal Duct Systems Fabrication and Installation
- Precision Sheetmetal Layout and Fabrication
- Industrial Maintenance/Millwright
- Plate Layout/Fitter for Industrial Fabrication
- Mechanical Systems Estimator/Project Manager
- Fabrication Machinery Operator
- Equipment Manufacturing and Installation
- Structural Steel and Miscellaneous Iron Fabrication
- Automated Cutting Systems Operation Programming
- Sales - Industrial Equipment or Contractor
- Shop/Installation Foreman
- Fabrication of sanitary stainless steel products
- Food and Pharmaceutical processing applications
- Industrial Ventilation Fabrication and Installation
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate the ability to perform technical work related to welding, structural steel fabrication, sheet metal
andplate fabrication, applying OSHA and other applicable safety standards to work safely.
- Apply concepts of geometry, trigonometry
andphysics to develop, layout, fit and weld various fittings, structures and systems associated with industrial and commercial metals fabrication.
- Identify and demonstrate
correctuse of various hand and power tools used in the fabrication industry.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and interpret blueprints using accepted practices of orthographic projection.
- Determine set-up effectiveness of shop equipment and develop methods of manufacturing various products.
- Keep accurate records of project work, time expended, materials used and costs incurred associated with a given job.
- Demonstrate a comprehension of business practices related to the metals fabrication industry.
- Estimate the costs associated with the design, fabrication
andinstallation of various structural, sheet metal or maintenance projects.
- Demonstrate basic oral communication skills, speak logically and use various types of oral and written communication techniques to promote good business relationships, to develop leadership, and to establish good employer, customer and employee relationships.
- Demonstrate competency in the simple, parallel line, radial line and triangulation methods of
layoutto develop elbows, transitions, and tees in both round and rectangular forms.
- Understand industry standards of quality.
- Demonstrate the ability to choose the proper materials, fabrication and welding procedures for given projects.
- Be prepared to accept the challenges and responsibilities of the metals fabrication industry, knowing the full range of employment and advancement possibilities
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