Welding & Fabrication Technology


The Metal Processing and Welding Technology course prepares students for employment in the welding and fabrication industry. Skill development in the joining processes of MIGTIGSTICK, and OXY-ACETYLENE welding and brazing will be developed. Fabrication processes including shearing, bending, burning, and plasma-arc cutting will be taught. Basic power tool operation including drill press, grinding and finishing will be taught through the development and construction of student projects. In addition, welding metallurgy and blueprint reading will be covered. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student for entry into industry or college for advanced study.

  • Prerequisite: Grades 11-12
  • This class is a full year offered in the morning (AM) and the afternoon (PM).
  • Students that excel in this class may receive articulated college credits (2 to 18 credits availible for those who qualify) from Washtenaw Community College
  • This class also prepares students for the AWS Welding Certification Test.

The South & West Washtenaw Consortium is a Certified A.W.S. (American Welding Society) S.E.N.S.E. Training Facility. 

Contact Us:

If you have questions please email Paul McCullough: mccullop@salineschools.org


To learn more about the field of welding, the following links are available:

Supplemental Training Section