Welding and Metal Fabrication

From patching a fence to welding high-pressure pipelines, welders today work at a variety of jobs.

As part of the Manufacturing Career Cluster, the Welding and Metal Fabrication program prepares students for a position in one of the fastest growing industries in the world of work. Welding is a hands-on profession. Time under the welding helmet is how employment skills are acquired. The program begins in the classroom for welding theory. Students then relocate to the welding shop for a demonstration. After each demonstration, students are given time to practice their own welding skills. Shop and personal safety are stressed at all times.

Local Program Offerings:
Structural Welder

Students Learn:
Shielded Metal and Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Safety Procedures
Fit Up Procedures
Basic Math for Welding
Equipment Setup and Repair
Fluxcore Arc Welding
Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols

Equipment Used in Class:
The equipment used in class is closely related to the equipment being used in the welding and metal fabrication industries.

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Click here to view the Welding and Metal Fabrication brochure


Instructor – Todd Ottwell
580-255-2903 ext. 268

Instructor – Sidney Cates
580-255-2903 ext. 258

Local Program Offerings

Structural Welder