College Credit

  • NMCC: Intro to Welding (1 cr)

  • EMCC: SMAW Structural Welding (2 cr)

  • NMCC: Occupational Safety (1 cr)

Industry Certifications:

  • American Welding Society Certification

  • First Aid/CPR/AED

  • OSHA 10-Hour

High School Credit:

  • 3 Elective Credits

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Our Welding course provides an opportunity to learn skills needed for an exciting career in welding and metal fabrication. Topics covered in this high demand job field include oxy-fuel processes, as well as modern arc welding processes such as stick, TIG, MIG, flux-cored and pulse-arc welding.  Related topics such as blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting and CNC plasma cutting prepare students for success in a wide range of occupations. 

Students will practice these skills and techniques through classroom and “live work” projects.  Emphasis is placed on subject matter, work attitude and employability skills. Entrepreneurial skills are incorporated in a school-based business.  “CTC Enterprises” manufactures equipment that is marketed through local businesses

Many students take our Welding program as a “complimentary trade” meaning that it is a skill that is used in many other fields (Large Equipment, Agriculture, Auto Body, Auto Tech).  Our dual enrollment with NMCC for Intro to Welding is a required class for all of the transportation trades majors (Auto Tech, Auto Body, Diesel Hydraulics).


Keith Dumond

Welding Instructor



Welding programs prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Welding includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid-state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards.