Welding & Metal Fabrication
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.
- Learn about careers in the Welding & Metal Fabrication field.
- Work in the FRCC Weld Shop.
- Practice basic shop safety.
- Learn how to setup, break down, and clean equipment and keep a professional shop running smoothly.
- Apply basic welding and metal fabrication skills in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).
- Combine metalworking skills, design skills, and creativity to produce unique projects and designs.
- Develop project management skills; including estimating, budgeting, and working on a team toward project goals.
- Learn how to read blueprints and layout/join materials properly.
- Visit a high-elevation structural welding training site.
- Host a silent auction of student work to fund student scholarships.
- Interact with industry professionals.
- Acquire professional workplace and employment skills throughout the year.
- Many students find employment immediately after completing the program.
This program could be right for you if you have:
- History of good attendance
- History of turning in assignments
- Willingness to seek help
- Good communication with instructor and classmates
- Willingness to participate in all assignments and activities.
Being in good physical shape is important; standing, climbing, lifting, bending and kneeling are necessary parts of the program.
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 (2018-2019 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 125 Intro to 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.
FRCC Larimer Campus
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Juniors and seniors (seniors strongly recommended).
Tuition paid by school district. Students pay program fees.
Provided by school district (except field trips & internships).
View/print Welding and Metal Fabrication Handbook
Get Started Today
Talk to your high school counselor today for more information about the application and enrollment process.