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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies

Sample Job Titles:

  • Body Welder
  • Spot Welder
  • Steel Welder
  • Underwater Welder
  • Metal Fabricator

Technical, Apprentice and Higher Education Majors:

  • Welding Engineering Technology
  • Welding Engineer
  • Advanced Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters
  • Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
  • Pipefitters and Steamfitters
  • Sheet Metal Fabricator

Certifications and Career Advancement:   The Certified Welder (CW) program tests welders in procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification.  Sheet Metal Workers: Certifications related to sheet metal specialties are offered by a wide variety of associations, some of which are listed in the sources of more information at the end of this statement. Those that complete registered apprenticeships are certified as journey workers, which can help to prove their skills to employers.  Sheet metal workers can choose one of many specialties. Workers can specialize in commercial and residential HVAC installation and maintenance, industrial welding and fabrication, exterior or architectural sheet metal installation, sign fabrication, and testing and balancing of building systems.  Welders can advance to more skilled welding jobs with additional training and experience. For example, they may become welding technicians, supervisors, inspectors, or instructors. Some experienced welders open their own repair shops. Other welders, especially those who obtain a bachelors degree, become welding engineers.

                          CONNECTION TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Industry Affiliations:  SKILLS USA
Industry Certifications available in High School:                                         
  • OSHA 10 hour Construction, Safety & Health
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Welder Certificate (can earn hours toward certification)
College Credits   toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with Statewide Articulation Agreements with Chapter 74 Appoved Programs:  
  • Local 7 Iron Workers
  • Local 532 Pipefitters
  • Construction Craft Laborers Apprenticeship Program
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

PREPARATION FOR ADVANCED WELDER CERTIFICATION AND MOTORCYCLE WELDING AND FABRICATION AVAILABLE THROUGH NE ADULT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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