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Metal Fabrication | Print |

Metal Fabrication provides students with specialized learning experiences in metal work. Metal FabricationStudents 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, machinery and welding. Instruction includes theory, laboratory, and shop work as they relate to materials layout. Students may enter the program as a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school. 

Students will learn how to:

  • Sequence operations
  • Set up and operate fabrication machines
  • Position, align, fit, and weld parts
  • Design and construct templates and fixtures

Materials used during fabrication include items which are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat-treated, cut, twisted, bent, pressed, stamped, fused, and marked.

Successful program completion can lead to employment in various types of skilled and semi-skilled jobs which may include:

  • Welders or Welder helpers
  • Sheet Metal workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Grinder Operators
  • Machinist helpers

Benefits of the program:

  • Learn what interests you!
  • Hands-on training!
  • Earn free college credit and high school credit at the same time!
  • Begin college degree while still in high school!
  • Graduate from High School with Career Skills that help you obtain a great job!
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion presented in a Career Portfolio!

Is the Metal Fabrication Program at the ATS right for you?

  • Are you a hard worker?
  • Are you interested in learning more about the subject?
  • Do you have a GPA of at least 2.0 at your high school?
  • Do you have a good attendance record?
  • Do you have a desire to excel and be successful?

If so, see your High School Counselor as soon as possible to obtain an application to join us!

Recommended High School Courses:

  • General Shop
  • General Metals
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Keyboarding

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 program.


Salary Data:

Average: $20.05

Range: $15.09/hr.--$36.18/hr.

Where do our graduates go to work?

  • J.S. Alberici
  • Custom Fabricating Co.
  • Gardiner Machine Shop
  • Geizer Aerospace
  • Marlo Coil
  • Spacewalker
  • Supreme Tool & Die Co.

Instructor:  Rob Rodden 

Title:  Instructor

Office#: ATS 125

Phone Ext.:  3459

E-Mail Address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Work Experience and Special Recognition:

Rob Rodden has taught Metal Fabrication at Jefferson College since August of 1998.  His previous experience includes Lead Welder/Fabricator at Leading Manufacturing Plant.  Mr. Rodden has also taught Welding Technology.  He has also several years teaching welding to business and industry.  Mr. Rodden has an Associates degree from Jefferson College.

For more information…

    • Phone:  636-481-3498 or 636-797-3000, ext. 3498.
    • Or e-mail:   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 January 2013 )
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