Metal Fabrication

  • Program Description

    Can you envision yourself building machines and structures that stand the test of time? From the drama of making sparks fly to the satisfaction of creating ornamental ironwork, fabricating ships, working on bridges, or even welding on skyscrapers, Bristol-Plymouth’s Metal Fabrication Program can prepare you for an exciting career involving building or improving machines and structures which help shape people’s lives. You can reach unlimited heights with an exciting career in the metal fabrication field, and job opportunities are plentiful nationwide.


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  • Instructed Areas

    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
    • Plasma Cutting
    • Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Hand and Power Tools

    Program of Study

    Freshman Year: Oxy-fuel welding and brazing, measuring, SMAW and GMAW, operate shear, ironworker and bandsaw, fabricate small projects.

    Sophomore Year: SMAW and GMAW, fabricate and weld assemblies, weld inspection, thermal cutting processes, AWS S.E.N.S.E. Certification.

    Junior Year: OSHA 10 certification, operate power press brake and rollers, fabricate both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from sketches and blueprints, weld projects using SMAW, GMAW and GTAW.

    Senior Year: Large scale fabrication projects, weld projects using SMAW and GMAW, senior project.

    Career Opportunities

    • Shipbuilding
    • Aerospace
    • Auto manufacturing and repair
    • Building construction
    • Bridges
    • Power Plants
    • Pipelines
    • Ornamental Ironwork

    Additional Information

    The specialized training you’ll receive in this program 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 with the attainment of an American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E. certificate and OSHA 10 card upon graduating from this program.

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