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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Knowledgeable. Efficient. Competent. Those words can describe you after you complete training in the Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters program. Whether your objective is to gain additional skills or embark on a rewarding career, this program will give you the solid foundation necessary to achieve your goals. The curriculum encompasses basic welding and fabrication methods, as well as blueprint reading, providing you with the essential knowledge and hands-on experience you need to succeed.

Introduction to Welding Fundamentals (70 hours)
An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-fuel welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.

Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders (30 hours)
A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.    

Introduction to Layout and Fabrication (120 hours)
A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.

Safety Component (14 hours)
OSHA General Industry/Construction Safety and Health provides an introduction to specific training techniques involving the safe handling of bloodborne and airborne pathogens, as well as general safety and security on the premises. Addresses Right-to-Know and MSDS. Outlines Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, inspections, penalties and compliance. The trainee will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in handling critical and safety situations.
  • Explain the importance of performing tasks safely and correctly.
  • Maintain a situation in compliance with OSHA regulations.


Forklift Component (12 hours)
Safety awareness, components identification, and field driving exercises.

  • Analyzing the hydraulic and electrical components and safety precautions.
  • Discussion of preventing maintenance and basic repairs.
  • Variety of exercises, lifting techniques and additional criteria evaluation such as surface conditions.
  • Successfully demonstrate maneuvering exercises around simulated obstacle course.


Program Information
Program total: 246 Hours
Tuition: $4,500
Materials per student: $500
Minimum of six students to make the course.
Books, tools and labs included.

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