Welding & Metal Fabrication

The Welding & Metal Fabrication program prepares students for entry-level positions in the welding industry, including: welder, materials engineer, structural iron worker, robotics technician, sheet metal worker, underwater welder, metallurgist, welding inspector, pipefitter, and more. 

Students have received a scholarship to participate in the Career Pathways program, but students are responsible for paying program fees. The fee for the Welding program is $35. Fees cover a welding program shirt. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch pay $25. More details about fees will be provided at orientation.


Please note that students are also responsible for the cost of personal safety gear. More details about the items required will be shared at the on campus orientation.

Support for students with IEPs or 504 Plans may differ depending on whether the student enrolls in college credit, which is optional in the Career Pathways program. Please contact Marty Goldberg, Director of Concurrent Enrollment, at martin.goldberg@frontrange.edu or (970) 204-8315 for details and to set up support in Career Pathways.

High School Credit

Coursework may qualify for high school academic credit and/or fulfill high school graduation requirements. See your high school counselor for more information.

College Credit (2021-2022 School Year)

13 optional FRCC college credits are available:

  • WEL 100 Safety for Welders
  • WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes
  • WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • WEL 201 Gas Metal Arc Welding

Students who successfully complete these classes and complete certificate program admission requirements earn a FRCC Welding Fundamentals Certificate and the Oxyacetylene Welding Certificate.

Optional college credits earned through this program apply towards FRCC degrees and certificates!

  • All students who successfully complete the optional college credit can finish the program with a FRCC Welding Fundamentals Certificate.
  • Students who wish to continue at FRCC can apply all credits earned to the Welding A.A.S. degree. Many credits apply to a variety of shorter FRCC certificate programs, as well.

Learn more about FRCC degrees and certificates.


Josh Heuerman

Class Location

FRCC Larimer Campus

Class Times

Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Online learning will be required. 

Eligible Students

Juniors and seniors (seniors strongly recommended).


Tuition paid by school district. Students pay program fees.

Program Video

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Talk to your high school counselor today for more information about the application and enrollment process.

Contact Instructor

Josh Heuerman
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