This program educates students in the fundamentals of the welding industry. It prepares men and women using a variety of hands-on training opportunities. Students learn the fundamentals of welding—the most common way of permanently joining metal parts and the processes used to fabricate metal.
Welding has a solid track record in technology and process advancements. Because of its strength, welding is used to construct and repair parts of ships, automobiles, spacecraft, and thousands of other manufactured products. Job prospects in this industry continue to flourish, and the students of the R. G. Drage Metal Fabrication program continue to be recruited from area businesses!
Skills taught within the program include: Arc welding (steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and aluminum), GMAW (MIG) welding, GTAW (TIG) welding, gas welding, Flux core welding, plasma arc-cutting, gas cutting, air carbon arc cutting, blueprint reading, and fabricating weldments.