Prepared for immediate employment, apprenticeship opportunities, advanced certifications, and further education
The welding program prepares students for entry level job skills in the welding field or participation in a community or technical college program. The instructional format is “self-paced,” allowing students to progress at their own speed.
Instruction is provided in:
Cutting and bending steel
Shielded metal arc welding (stick)
Gas metal arc welding (wire feed / MIG)
Flux Cored arc welding (wire feed)
Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG)
Oxyacetylene torch cutting
Project layout and construction
Daily maintenance of shop and equipment
Students are required to complete welding and cutting operations, a required project and one project of their own choosing. Time in this class is split between lecture and hands-on activities. Students also receive an introduction to basic machining principles, including foundational work on the mill and lathe.
This class is typically available to students in grades 10 - 12.
“My favorite part of the class would be TiG welding, definitely! It’s just really pretty and not a lot of people know how to do it. I’m also in the program at the college for the HSkids. I started doing welding [as a freshman] and I actually really love it!”
Kristen N., Negaunee HS Welding Student
“One of the highlights of our program is that the kids are learning hands on skills that they’re going to be able to use out in the workforce.”