METAL FABRICATION &

JOINING TECHNOLOGIES

The Metal Fabrication and Welding Program provides students with hands-on training designed to develop skills in oxyacetylene (gas) and electric (arc) welding. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to work with industrial welding equipment. Students will learn advanced welding techniques and machines, including MIG (metal inert gas) and TIG (tungsten inert gas).

TUITION

In-District MA Resident: $11,520

In-State MA Resident: $13,594

Out-of-State Residents:  $13,824

Materials Fee: $1,000

Payment Plans Available

SCHEDULE

900-Hour Evening Program

September 9, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

4:30 PM - 10:00 PM 

days and times subject to adjustment

CERTIFICATIONS

MTI Metal Fabrication/Welding Certificate

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety

American Welding Society (AWS) Welder

Mass Highway D1.5

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Metal Fabrication & Joining program provides students with real-world experience in addition to the ability to graduate with certifications sought by employers. The curriculum offers practical skills in fabrication, layout, and welding with theory and welding practice. A wide range of skills surrounding welding and sheet metal are presented. The students will be trained in many forms of welding using up-to-date equipment. They include; Oxyacetylene Cutting and Welding (OAC/W), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Resistance Welding (spot welding), as well as, some soldering (silver soldering), and Arc Gouging and Cutting (air arc). Upon completion of the Metal Fabrication & Welding Technology curriculum, students are required to complete at least one welding certification.  Graduates also earn an OSHA 10-hour certification (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), a CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification, as well as, a Hot Works Certification.

 

The Metal Fabrication and Joining Program is a 900-hour, 10-Month program which begins in October. This program is taught three nights per week, five and a half hours per night, and every Saturday for five hours, totaling  twenty-one and a half hours per week. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30  – 10:00 PM.   Students are also required to participate in on-line course work throughout the program.  

 

COURSE CONTENT
  • Metal Fabrication and Welding Safety

  • Math Boot Camp

  • Introduction to SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)

  • SMAW Beads and Fillet Welds

  • Oxy-Fuel Welding

  • Hand Power Tools

  • OSHA 10-Hour

  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR AED

  • Hot Work Safety Certification (NFPA)

  • Electrodes I

  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting I

  • Plasma Arc Cutting

  • Introduction to GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)

  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)

  • ON-LINE COURSE

  • Employability and Entrepreneur

  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting II

  • Basic Metal Preparation

  • Joint Fit-up and Alignment

  • GMAW and FCAW (Flux-cored Arct Welding)

  • Mechanical Cutting

  • Cutting and Gouging

  • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)

CAREER PROSPECTS

 Job prospects should be good for welders trained in the latest technologies. However, welders who do not have up-to-date training may face strong competition for jobs. For all welders, job prospects should be better for those willing to relocate.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Apprentice Welders | Boilermaker

Commercial Diver Welder

Equipment and Supply Sales | Iron Worker

Mechanical Engineer | Metal Fabricators

Pipefitter | Service Representatives

Welders | Welding Engineer

Welding Inspector

SALARY INFORMATION*

$33,380

Entry Level Salary

$60,000+

Potential Salary

$51,240

2017 Mean Salary

6%

Job Growth Rate

*Salary information provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics 

and Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development

MAP
CONTACT

781-861-7151

758 Marrett Road

Lexington, MA 02421

mti@minuteman.org

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