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Metal Fabrication and Joining Technology

Program Description

Metal Fabrication and Joining is a skilled trade and of significant value to Southeastern Massachusetts.

Metal Fabrication and Joining students receive comprehensive instruction in oxy-fuel (gas) welding, oxy-fuel cutting operations, oxy-fuel brazing, plasma cutting, TIG welding, MIG welding, and the air carbon arc process. The curriculum includes training on the operation of power shears, power press brakes, power rollers, drill presses, iron workers, and CNC Cutting System. The program is also affiliated with American Welding Society (AWS) and their standards. Students receive instruction to AWS qualifications in 3 processes, Structural Code D 1.1 and Sheet Metal Code 9.1. Upon completion and passing of these certifications students become locally certified to work on projects located on school grounds or for work associated with GNBVT Metal Fabrication curriculum. Students receive instruction while working on materials such as carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Students learn various layout techniques that include perpendicular line development, radial line development, triangulation, and parallel line development as it pertains to the heating and air conditioning industry and sheet metal fabrication. They are trained and tested to the “Hot Work” program and OSHA 10. Students also are active on community projects.

Upon completing the course, students are prepared to embark on careers as sheet metal workers, welders, press operators, iron workers, and metallurgy inspectors. Graduates may also pursue post-secondary education in apprenticeship programs as well as mechanical engineering. The course has an articulation agreement with Local 17 Sheet Metal Union and SMAW.

Staff

Teachers

Stephen Flowers
Joel Gonzalez
Brandon Pequita

Academy Administrator

Beverly Rebelo

Course of Study

Freshman

7001 Exploratory Program
7021 (9) Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies

Sophomore

6022 Technical Math
6122 Metal Fabrication and Joining Tech Science
7022 (10) Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies

45 Days of fabrication equipment use and fabrication processes
45 Days of gas welding/cutting, plasma cutting, gas metal arc and flux care care arc welding

Junior

6022 Fundamentals of Mathematics (CP)
6122 Metal Fabrication and Joining Tech Science
6223 Sheet Metal Layout, Structural Layout and Blueprint Reading
7023 (11) Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies
45 Days of light gauge sheet metal layout and fabrication
45 Days of heavy gauge metal fabrication and welding processes

Senior

6022 Technical Math
6122 Metal Fabrication and Joining Tech Science
6223 Sheet Metal Layout, Structural Layout and Blueprint Reading
7024 (12) Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies

45 Days of light gauge sheet metal layout and fabrication
45 Days of heavy gauge metal fabrication and welding processes

Career Opportunities

CNC Equipment Operator
General Welder
Maintenance, Power Plant, Shipyard Welder, Fitter, Burner
Retail Sales Welding Supplier
Ventilating Duct Installer
Pipe Fitter Apprentice
Sheet Metal Apprentice
Iron Works Apprentice
Ship Building Apprentice
In Plant Pressure Pipe Welder

Cross Country Pipe Welder
Nuclear Power Plant Welder
Non Destructive Weld Test Engineer
Metal Building Designer
Sheet Metal Fabrication and Installation Estimator
Heavy Iron Fabrication and Installation Estimator
Ship Building Estimator
Flow Volume Engineer Air and Liquid
Metallurgy Engineer
Structural Welding Engineer
Industrial Manager
Metal Architect