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Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, during both the A.M. and P.M.

Metal Fabrication provides students with specialized learning experiences in metal work. Students are prepared to assume the duties of an all-around metal worker capable of fabricating and assembling a variety of metal products in many industries. The program is comprised of three components: sheet metal, machining and welding. Instruction includes theory, laboratory, and shop work as they relate to materials layout. Students will learn how to sequence operations: set up and operate fabrication machines; position, align, fit and weld parts; and design. Materials used during fabrication include items which are machined, shaped, cut, bent, pressed, and fused. Metals used in shop include aluminum, stainless, and carbon steel.

Students will learn to operate the following industry related machines: vertical mills, engine lathes, stick welders, mig welders, sheet metal brakes, pipe threaders, cutting torches, and plasma cutters, hydraulic shears and press, and tig welders.

Student must be enrolled as a high school sophomore, junior or senior. The student must have a basic understanding of the following mathematical concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The student should understand and be functional in these concepts as they pertain to whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Recommended High School Courses:

  • Metal Fabrication
  • General Shop
  • General Metals
  • Applied Math

These courses are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this technical program.

Students enrolled in a Career Education Program are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students must be able to follow instructions and work as a member of a team to achieve the course objectives. Students are expected to be accurate, have a positive attitude and maintain good attendance throughout the school year.

Tool/Supply Requirements:

  • 20’ Tape Measure
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Three Ring Binder
  • Safety Glasses (2)
  • Welding Jacket
  • Flint Type Striker
  • Welding Helmet
  • Soapstone High
  • Speed Cutter Bit Vise Grips
  • Tip Cleaner
  • Chipping Hammer
  • Wire Brush
  • Square
  • Cutting Goggles
  • White Out Marker
  • Sharpie
  • Steel Toe Work Boots
  • Welding Gloves (Gauntlet type)

Total estimated cost: $140.00

Tools/supplies are not required to be new, but must be in safe working condition.

For more information on this program, please contact any of the following:

Your high school guidance counselor

Amanda McCarty, ATS Recruiter and Placement Coordinator

amccarty@jeffco.edu or (636)481-3498

OR the program instructor, Rob Rodden                           

rrodden@jeffco.edu or (636)481-3459