Metal Fabrication and Welding


Course Description

Can you envision yourself building machines and structures that stand the test of time? Do you want to be part of the drama of making sparks fly as you create ornamental ironwork, fabricate ships, work on bridges, build movie sets, or even weld on skyscrapers? The specialized training you’ll receive in Metal Fab Welding will help you achieve proficiency in several welding processes along with blueprint reading, thermal cutting methods, and fabrication in both theory and practical application. Prepare for a bright future by exposing yourself to some red-hot opportunities that allow you to become independent and skilled upon graduation.


Bob Petrino (Dept. Head) | 781-878-8822 ext. 118
Bob Mello | 781-878-8822 ext. 114
Abe Lewis | 781-878-8822 ext. 481

The primary focus of freshman year is to instill safety and to learn an array of welding skills, sheet metal skills, the proper use of hand tools, and how to properly operate
fabrication equipment.

Skills: Tool Usage and Identification | Oxy-Fuel Welding and Brazing | Measurement | Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) in the flat position | Operate shear | Ironworker | Band Saw | Pan Brake


The primary focus of sophomore year is to sharpen the skills learned freshman
year while introducing more challenging welding positions and techniques.

Skills: OSHA 10 | Trade Specific Math | Out of Position Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) | Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) | Oxy-Fuel Cutting


The primary focus junior year is to prepare the student to enter the workforce by practicing for welder certification tests. In junior year, the student will fabricate projects on a much
larger scale and continue to hone his or her welding skills.

Skills: Weld symbols | Blueprint Reading | Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) | Plasma Cam | Carbon Arc Gouging | Hydraulic Press Brake | Power Rolls


The primary focus for senior year is to have the student engage in the co-op experience. By engaging in co-op, the student will then have a company willing to hire him or her directly upon graduation as a full-time employee. For those students who do not meet the co-op requirements, there is a rigid curriculum of large scale fabrication projects and welding projects and certifications using SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and many other processes.

Skills: Employability | Work Ethic | GTAW | Challenging Layout Projects


Local Employers

Brockton Engineering DeAngelis Iron Works Perfection Fence
Crawford Products Stoughton Steel Kent Fabrications
Dynafab Mercury Metals Powell Park
Ashmont Ironworks Merrit Welding Bartek Konieczny-Sculptor
Toll Road Truck and Repair