Welding provides students with the opportunity to develop a variety of skills in welding, metal work and other aspects of the metal trades. The classroom curriculum includes layout work, blueprint interpretation, and welding mathematics. Laboratory experiences are provided in sheet metal layout, bending and assembly, and MIG, TIG, manual arc, and oxyacetylene welding. Second-year students are encouraged to work toward welder certification.
High school students not only receive credits toward graduation, but also position themselves for a rewarding career with excellent job security.
After graduation, students can work in repair or fabrication shops or plant maintenance departments. If students are able to pass the certification test, they can do cross-country pipeline work, shipbuilding or construction work.
Students also have the opportunity to continue education through continuing education classes at MTC or related classes at a community college or industry-sponsored training.