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Welding and Fabrication Technology

Welding is one of the most common and dependable methods of joining materials together. Fabrication is the process of blueprint reading, layout, cutting and preparing materials for assembly.

Career Opportunities

Employment of welder/fabricators is expected to increase rapidly as a result of the favorable outlook for metalworking industries and the wider use of the welding process.


Many more welder/fabricators will be needed for maintenance and repair work in the growing metalworking industries and in construction using welded steel structures. The number of welder/fabricators in production work is expected to increase in plants fabricating metal products, boilers, storage tanks, ships, and other structural components.

Potential positions include: boilermaker, carpenter, iron worker, millwright, operating engineer, pipe welder, plumber, sheet metal, ship fitter steam fitter, welder fitter, welder fitter apprentice, and welder (all areas including service, maintenance and production).

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for more information about this program.
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For more information....For more information:
Program Contact:Jeff Schwab
Phone: (509) 533-7154 or
1-800-248-5644 ext. 7154
Counseling Contact:Ric Villalobos, M.S., Counselor
Phone: (509) 533-7356 or
1-800-248-5644 ext. 7356
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