The Welding & Fabrication Technologies prepares students to enter the workforce, whether their goals are to be a sheet metal fabricator, heavy plate/pipe welder, or a Certified Welding Inspector. Using a “Simulated Workplace” model, students will learn not only the welding skills, but also fabrication of projects from blueprint stage until the final coat of paint. Sussex Technical High School is an accredited American Welding Society Educational Institution.
Upon their senior year, students will decide on one of three paths to follow:
- Fabricator – Students will build items from blueprints preparing for a career in a fabrication shop. This provides much Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities.
- Structural Welder – Students will practice the common weld joints used in the structural field bu and will attempt to successfully pass AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Welder Certification tests in both SMAW and FCAW processes. This provides any WBL opportunities.
- Welding Technician – Students who are interested in employment as a Welding Technician, Inspector, Engineer, or Consultant will be spending more time learning welding codes, inspection, and non-destructive testing techniques while working on AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Welder Certification tests. This choice is normally made by a student who is going to college for Welding Technology or Engineering.
In addition to WBL, students can participate in SkillsUSA. Since here are many opportunities for welders. multiple fabricators, repair companies, and structural shops contact Sussex Tech for welding employees and are presently filling positions throughout Sussex County and beyond
**This program is also offered in Adult Education