Welding & Fabrication

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1 or 2 Year Program

Graduate with employability skills related to your educational and career goals

Career opportunities for certified welders, have never been higher. At UTC you will work with state-of-the-art equipment and learn techniques that will assist you in developing skills for the AWS structural certification. The Welding/Fabrication program offers an in-depth curriculum in both arc and wire feed welding.  The student will have considerable opportunity using different welding and cutting processes and fabrication skills. Professional shop procedures and proper safety practices will be emphasized throughout the course.

Specific Skill Cover in this Program:

Welding Processes
– Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)    – Flux cored arc welding
– Gas metal arc welding (MIG)                  – Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG)

Cutting Processes
– Oxy-acetylene cutting         – Plasma arc cutting
– Carbon air cutting

– Basic welding symbols            – Basic blueprint reading
– Basic metallurgy                       – Inspection methods
– Equipment & tool safety

Job Opportunities: Iron/Metalworker, Tool Machinist, Mechanical Engineer, Pipe Fabrication, Precision Machinist, Precision Metal Manufacturer, Welding & Metal Fabricator

3 high school credits for each year and college credits while still in high school

Articulation Agreements
NMCC – Thin Metal Welding

Dual Enrollment Agreements
NMCC – WEI101 – Intro to Welding
EMCC – WEI134 – SMAW Structural 2

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses
American Welding Society (AWS) All Position Structural Certification Exams (SMAW/FCAW)
Preparation for NCCER Certification Exams
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate
American Heart First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
Maine Oxy Fuel/Oxygen Certificate
Maine Oxy Abrasives Certificate
Maine Oxy Plasma

Colleges and post-secondary programs affiliated with this program include, but are not limited to:
Eastern Maine Community College
Northern Maine Community College
Washington County Community College
Apprenticeships and Internships


Pre-requisite Academic Courses:

  • Algebra I
  • Basic geometry
  • Strong spatial/visualization skills
  • Ability to read, comprehend, & write at a high school level


Click here to apply online as soon as possible. Please mention this program specifically in the "Tell us why you are interested in United Technologies Center" online form.


This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .

Other Information

Course ID: WLD