Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology Program Objectives
A graduate of this program should be able to:
• Demonstrate the ability to perform technical work related to welding, structural
steel fabrication, sheet metal and plate fabrication, applying OSHA and industry
standards to work safely in the shop and on the job site.
• Apply concepts of geometry, trigonometry and physics to develop, layout, fit and
weld various fittings, structures, and systems associated with industrial and
commercial metals fabrication/welding technology.
• Identify and demonstrate correct use of various hand and power tools used in the
• 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.
• Comprehend business practices related to the Metals Fabrication/Welding
• Estimate the costs associated with the design, fabrication and installation 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 layout to develop elbows, transitions, and tees in both round and
• 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/welding technology industry, knowing the full range of employment and