Printer-friendly Version

Program Description

Students are trained in all processes of welding including stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and flux core. The goal of the program is to obtain as many American Welding Society (AWS) certifications as possible. Students will gain knowledge of oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting. Customer projects are an important part of the program; students learn to layout, fabricate and weld actual projects to industrial standards.

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits 

Related

1 Credit

English

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Science

1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits

English

1 Credit

Civics/Government

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Elective

.5 or 1 Credit

 

Electives are subject to availability and schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertibrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Tech Math 330, Tech Math 121, Tech Math 122.

English and Government Options available with teacher recommendation: Oberlin College Writing, Oberlin College Government.

Course descriptions are available online.

Industry Certifications

College Credit

Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Welding & Fabrication students are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Lorain County Community College

14 Credits

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. A comprehensive list of all college credit options available to students is posted on the JVS website.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Skills USA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information. 


Teacher Information

Mr. Mark Schreiber

Dept: High School
Job Title: Welding & Fabrication (WF) Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 x22350
Fax: (440) 774-6421
Email: Click here to send a message

Program Highlights

  • American Welding Society Certifications (AWS)
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • Computer Numerical Control Programming (CNC)
  • Robotics

Career Pathways

  • Maintenance
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Pipe Welder
  • Welder

With Additional Training

  • Foreman
  • Iron Worker
  • Journeyman
  • Mill Wright
  • Private Welding Shop Owner/Operator
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  


  •  
  •  
  •